Project Profile:

Wyeth Laboratories

Project Summary

There are two fire lanes, one on the front and one on the back of this building. The photos at left will describe the areas. Fertilizer with humate and then topdressing with sand in the spring may help the grass. Also be careful to provide irrigation if necessary. As is true for this project, be sure that the compound vertical curves of a design are long enough to accommodate a fire truck’s large overhang when going up or down hill.

Address

North of Hwy 202 on Hwy 29 1/4 mile, enter on right.

Install Size

930 m2 (10,010 sq ft)

Designer

N.A.

Contractor

Easton Block, Joe Powers

Project Gallery

Grid Pavers were installed in the fire lane access areas at Wyeth Laboratories in Collegeville, Virginia, using Grasspave2.
Front entrance view.
A Turf-Reinforcement System was installed in the fire lane access areas at Wyeth Laboratories in Collegeville, Virginia, using Grasspave2.
This is an L-shaped fire lane taking off to the left of this fire hydrant from the asphalt drive, going back almost to the building, then turning right as seen in the next photo.
Grass Paving was installed in the fire lane access areas at Wyeth Laboratories in Collegeville, Virginia, using Grasspave2.
Here the fire lane is in the foreground and proceeds along in front of both these building wings to the other end shown in the next photo.
Turf-Reinforcement Mats were installed in the fire lane access areas at Wyeth Laboratories in Collegeville, Virginia, using Grasspave2.
Other end of the fire lane. The spottiness of the grass is because this is a freshly seeded installation and it takes a couple of seasons of growth or reseeding to fill in the grass completely.
A Pervious Fire Lane was installed in the fire lane access areas at Wyeth Laboratories in Collegeville, Virginia, using Grasspave2.
Taking the drive around to the loading dock, the second fire lane is in the shadow at the bottom of this road, marked with two signs either side, and rises to the parking lot at the top of the hill with a nice swath of green.
Grass Paving was installed in the fire lane access areas at Wyeth Laboratories in Collegeville, Virginia, using Grasspave2.
Here is the top end of that second fire lane. Note the two vertical signs posting the entrance. You can see some GP2 rings in the foreground where the seeded grass has not yet filled in solidly. There are no curbs until after the lane, just level asphalt for easy access.