Project Profile:

U.S. Coast Guard Parking

Project Summary

The existing parking lot was subject to puddling after a good rain. New asphalt was laid for the outside driving perimeter, with Gravelpave2 set in place as the parking bays. At the center is an old tree which was important to save. Lot was sloped so that the water flow ran into the Gravelpave2 units, with left over running into the center grass area where the tree sits. The company supplying the Recycled Plastic Car Stops installed these with 4 long spikes and stated that it was a very easy install for them through the Gravelpave2 system. During the construction, a good hard rain came through and the contractors witnessed heavy flows of water coming from the building drain spouts into the parking lot. Water disappeared quickly into the Gravelpave2 system. Contractors were equally surprised at the stability of the gravelpave2 system when a large piece of equipment had to access the system to help maneuver themselves out of the sandy unpaved area’s where they were sinking. The Gravelpave2 took the constant twisting and turning of the heavy wheels on the equipment.

Address

14300 NW 41st Ave, Opa Locka, FL

Install Size

120 m2 (1200 sq ft)

Designer

USCG Civil Engineering Unit 15608. SW 117th Avenue Miami, Florida 33177 -1630. Charlotte Armstrong

Contractor

Cherokee Enterprises, Inc.. 14474 Commerce Way, Hialeah, Fl. Project Superintendent:  Josh Church

Project Gallery

US Coast Guard Gravelpave2 permeable paver parking lot
Gravelpave2 meets a grass swale area at the U.S. Coast Guard Parking Lot.
Impermeable asphalt meets porous Gravelpave2
Asphalt runoff is directed to the porous Gravelpave2 parking lot.
Gravelpave2 and Asphalt Interface
The Gravelpave2 is flush with the level of the asphalt to mitigate any strain on either surface.
Recycled plastic in Gravelpave2 and in the bumper stops
Recycled bumper stops designate parking spaces on the Gravelpave2 permeable surface.
Installation of the Gravelpave2 system
Installation of the Gravelpave2 system.
Anchoring the Gravelpave2 down to the base course with the ring shank nails and washers.
Anchoring the Gravelpave2 down to the base course with the ring shank nails and washers.
Tree roots can thrive beneath a pervious surface such as Gravelpave2.
Tree roots can thrive beneath a pervious surface such as Gravelpave2.