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  • Gun Club grid-paver pathways and parking lot Gun Club grid-paver pathways and parking lot

    Gun Club grid-paver pathways and parking lot

Gun Club grid-paver pathways and parking lot

Application: Plastic permeable grid-pavers for the parking and pathway Area in square feet: 1,345 sq ft Products used: Plastic permeable grid-pavers, gravel fill, with a standard base Construction period: October 2015 Description Summary Canawacta Rod & Gun Club was awarded the Grant to build their facility and parking lot to be readily accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities, including individuals who use wheelchairs. Problem: Canawacta Rod & Gun Club had pathways that were difficult to use by their member who was in wheelchair. Solution / Implementation: Level and grade the surface of parking lot and pathways throughout shooting range; fill with crushed gravel #2 for drainage and strength; install plastic permeable grid-pavers, tamper; fill pavers with stone and final tamper. Product application complies with most ADA and Storm Water management Policies. ADA Compliance – Wheelchair on grid-paver    

By |December 18th, 2013|White Papers|0 Comments
  • Bank’s “Green” Parking Lot Bank’s “Green” Parking Lot

    Bank’s “Green” Parking Lot

Bank’s “Green” Parking Lot

Application: Permeable Grid-Paver for the Parking Lot Area in square feet: 7,300 sq ft Products used: Permeable Grid-Paver, gravel fill, with a standard base, and car parking markers Construction period: December 2014 Description: Green Way Pavements and Glenn L. Johnson & Associates along with Buranich Excavating are working with Peoples Securities Bank to demonstrate how commercial properties can implement 100% recycled Permeable Grid-Pavers in the town of Nichols, PA. Summary Green Initiatives and Stormwater Management for commercial entities, like Peoples Security Bank are retrofitting green in their sustainability plans. Problem: An rundown house was torn down to make-way for a new Parking area. Using the Permeable Grid-Pavers system application, dirty water infiltrates into the soil to filter out contaminates from entering the waterways, but is durable enough for truck parking and winter snow removals. Solution / Implementation: Remove and excavate existing surface; level and grade new ground surface; fill with crushed gravel #2 for drainage and strength; install bedding layer stone and screed, install Permeable Grid-Pavers, tamper; install car parking markers, fill pavers with stone and final tamper. The Permeable Grid-Pavers system reduces Urban Heat Index and river velocities. Implementing permeable parking areas, can improve the water infiltration, increase property value, conserve energy, enhance wildlife habitat, while saving money on more costly pipe infrastructure for stormwater management. Green Infrastructure benefits landscape, is multifunctional, and ascetically pleasing.

By |December 18th, 2013|White Papers|0 Comments
  • Driveway with permeable grid-paver Driveway with permeable grid-paver

    Driveway with permeable grid-paver

Driveway with permeable grid-paver

Application: Plastic permeable grid-paver for the driveway and pathway Area in square feet: 1,500 sq ft Products used: Plastic grid-paver, gravel fill, with a standard base Construction period: November 2014 Description: Summary Green Stormwater and Landscaping Matching Fund (GSLMF) Description: In 2014-2015 The City of Binghamton has established a Green Stormwater and Landscaping Matching Fund (GSLMF), made possible by a grant of $48,500 from a local community foundation. The GSLMF was created to help homeowners and businesses pursue small green infrastructure projects that will contribute to the City’s resilience to flooding and help improve water quality. GSLMF Goals (a) Encourage property owners to carry out improvements that add resilience to the City’s built environment. (b) Increase the area of landmass that contributes positively to the City’s stormwater management program. (c) Fund a minimum of nine (9) projects that can be used to educate the community on the benefits of small-scale green infrastructure projects. (d) Increase the awareness of the use of green infrastructure for storm water management purposes   The GSLMF reimburse applicant for 50% of the total project cost. Problem: The customer had broken and deteriorated asphalt driveway, dirt and puddles on the driveway when it is raining. Solution / Implementation: Remove and excavate existing surface; level and grade new ground surface;fill with crushed gravel #2 for drainage and strength; install bedding layer stone and screed, install permeable grid-pavers, tamper; fill pavers with stone and final tamper. Product application complies with most Storm Water management Policies. It will complement City of Binghamton’s request to reduce storm water and erosion problems, increased permeability will allow storm water runoff.

By |December 18th, 2013|White Papers|0 Comments
  • Driveway in Binghamton, NY Driveway in Binghamton, NY

    Driveway in Binghamton, NY

Driveway in Binghamton, NY

Application: Permeable Plastic Grid-Paver for the driveway and pathway Area in square feet: 1,300 sq ft Products used: Plastic grid-pavers, gravel fill, with a standard base Construction period: September 2014 Description Summary Green Stormwater and Landscaping Matching Fund (GSLMF) Description: In 2014-2015 The City of Binghamton has established a Green Stormwater and Landscaping Matching Fund (GSLMF), made possible by a grant of $48,500 from a local community foundation. The GSLMF was created to help homeowners and businesses pursue small green infrastructure projects that will contribute to the City’s resilience to flooding and help improve water quality. GSLMF Goals (a) Encourage property owners to carry out improvements that add resilience to the City’s built environment. (b) Increase the area of landmass that contributes positively to the City’s stormwater management program. (c) Fund a minimum of nine (9) projects that can be used to educate the community on the benefits of small-scale green infrastructure projects. (d) Increase the awareness of the use of green infrastructure for storm water management purposes The GSLMF reimburse applicant for 50% of the total project cost. Problem: The customer had broken and deteriorated asphalt driveway, water in the basement, dirt and puddles on the driveway when it is raining.   Solution / Implementation: Remove and excavate existing surface; level and grade new ground surface;fill with crushed gravel #2 for drainage and strength; install bedding layer stone and screed, install permeable plastic grid-pavers, tamper; fill pavers with stone and final tamper. Product application complies with most Storm Water management Policies. It will complement City of Binghamton’s request to reduce storm water and erosion problems, increased permeability will allow storm water runoff.   Testimonial: Melanie V. Le Roy Str ,Binghamton NY 13903 September 23, […]

By |December 18th, 2013|White Papers|0 Comments
  • The Waterman’s Ghost The Waterman’s Ghost

    The Waterman’s Ghost

The Waterman’s Ghost

[Mr. Waterman serves as the metaphor of the nature and character of water flow.]   Redesigning a river and its watershed or building a dam in the wrong place will undoubtedly change the face of the environment. Toping the list of environmental change are our urban areas. In 1992, in Central Florida the Kissimmee River Restoration began. It has been cited as one of the most successful ecosystem restoration initiatives undertaken. By re-channelizing the River to replicate its natural paths, birds and other wildlife responded more quickly than anticipated and demonstrated the resiliency of nature. However, the great China Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River, also know as China’s super Green Initiative, proved disastrous environmentally and financially. The project, which began in 1993, came with dangerous risks that the weight of the reservoir would “alter China’s geology, uproot millions of people, poison water supplies by trapping pollution, and disrupt the Yangtze watershed.” And that it did at the cost of 22.5 billion dollars and causing server heartaches for1.4 million people. Large urban areas are being challenged with water run-off and sewage problems. Too much rainwater is clogging up the sewers and treatment plants. This is a global problem and needs immediate attention. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has an agenda to force municipalities to take remedial action—it’s called a Big Fine—sometimes in the millions. No matter which way you look at it, water flow has a mind of it’s own, so to speak. It needs to be respected and sometimes we need to collaborate with the “Waterman.” The “Waterman” in urban areas has been shot dead. But his ghost is still around. It’s causing havoc, pollution, flooding, and even the potential for serious disease. […]

By |November 15th, 2013|White Papers|0 Comments
  • Bumps, Waves and Puddles Bumps, Waves and Puddles

    Bumps, Waves and Puddles

Bumps, Waves and Puddles

At a potential customer site, I observed an asphalt paved driveway that had bumps, wavelike tire ruts, and cracks. It was actually funny. There’s a lot of humor behind knowing how humans try to tolerate these absurdities. It’s 2013, there’s got to be a reasonable alternative. Most people have resolved to the myth that asphalt, concrete, or lose gravel pavements can do the job. Not so throughout Europe and Asia, who have found alternatives. For the past 20 years, some German manufacturers designed a way to use recycled plastic bags to mold a plastic grid-paver. The Germans were initially interested in treating erosions and stormwater control. But their design concept has evolved in a multitude of other applications: from high civil engineering projects to residential patios. The beauty behind these plastic grid-pavers belong to the fact that they are 98% permeable. This provides answers to architectural landscapers and public work department chiefs on how to deal with water run-off problems. Conventional concrete pavements are quite expensive and require demanding criteria. Asphalt, which is less expensive, does not last too long. Both pavement applications are pricy for the homeowner and for civil projects, truly burden the tax payer. It’s a waste of resources and manpower, especially when there exist a better and more reasonable solution. The real problem, however, is the lack of consumer education. The installation process for the plastic grid-paver offers less intrusive while complementing natural conditions. A compacted gravel base upon which the plastic grid-paver is placed bears the load and drainage concerns, while the fill into the cells of the grid-like-paver provides for the aesthetics and further strengthens the pavement. What does “Permeability” mean for the local homeowner? The Grid-Paver provides an alternative pavement […]

By |September 4th, 2013|White Papers|0 Comments