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  • Environmentally Brilliant: A Reality Check Environmentally Brilliant: A Reality Check

    Environmentally Brilliant: A Reality Check

Environmentally Brilliant: A Reality Check

Environmentally Brilliant! [Reality Check] There exist a product that is environmentally friendly, has long lasting value, and economical: it’s called the Plastic Grid-Paver. There exists a product that is not environmentally friendly, has a deteriorating value, and economically deceitful: it’s called asphalt. If you don’t value your money, use asphalt. If you value your money and time, use the Plastic Grid-Paver. If you desire potholes, black ice, smell, poison, and high maintenance, use asphalt. If you desire a durable long lasting pavement with minimal maintenance, use the Plastic Grid-Paver. If you do not care about floods, climate control, erosion and the environment, use asphalt. If you care about preventing floods and erosion while serving environmental needs, use the Plastic Grid-Paver. Reality check: Asphalt has been around for many years and you are conditioned to use it. But you have to educate yourself about the Plastic Grid-Paver in order to get out of your box. Let’s face it: Change is up to you. But your environment won’t wait for you. Keep Life Exciting: Think Forward. By Robert V Gerard Senior Partner, Green Way Pavements® © 2015 www.GreenWayPavements.com  

  • 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 […]

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  • Advantages of Plastic Grid-Paver System Advantages of Plastic Grid-Paver System

    Advantages of Plastic Grid-Paver System

Advantages of Plastic Grid-Paver System

  Both economically and ecologically friendly by replacing asphalt and concrete with a Green alternative Weather resistant Gives the strength of conventional pavement, while architecturally beautifying your landscape Successful in storm water management by allowing water to drain back into the soil Reduces surface heat, unlike standard asphalt applications Significant reduction in maintenance costs over the lifetime of the product