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

  1. 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, 2014

Dear Zeljka and the Green Way Pavements Representatives,

THANK YOU so much for such a great product. Mr Storti of Storti Construction installed it in one day after spending the day before digging the bed and spreading the various grades of gravel on the bed, and then filling the plastic grid-pavers with gravel chips. The result is a very even, draining, smooth surface which is a joy to walk on and even make rolling the garbage cans to the curb on garbage day a chore I look forward to! The last rain we had left no puddles, no mud patches and no water problems in my usually puddled basement. The curb appeal I feel has added to my home’s value. I have fielded many questions from neighbors and passers by. I do not know if any will contact you, but I for one, Love Love my new driveway and back walk! Thank You! Melanie V.