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  • Permeable Streets Permeable Streets

    Permeable Streets

Permeable Streets

Permeable Streets (The New Age of Construction)   “The recollection of quality remains long after price is forgotten” —Shoe Manufacturer E.C. Simmons [22 June 1922] “The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten.” —anonymous. Do these quotes have an effect on you? Don’t they ring a bell inside saying: “Been there; done that.” Generally, you pay for what you get. Construction job sites throughout America are basically awarded on the lowest bidder. Though the intent of “Lowest Bidder” appears wise on the surface, it also sets up the opportunity for inferior quality, corruption and eventual cost burdening repairs. Enough! Since the introduction of “Going Green Infrastructure” and “Sustainability” has been advocated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), massive migration towards better quality and product efficiency has reappeared. Municipalities, public and private sector construction has shifted their design criteria to reflect the new growing trend within the building and landscaping industries. Towards the top of the list of wrong-doing or negative windfalls, are our roads. From super highways to small driveways, the wrath of poor construction and corrupt contractors flourish. Enough! Roads in Europe generally last twice as long as American roads. That’s based primarily on design and maintenance models used by Europeans. Whereas, in America, more effort is placed on lowest-cost contracts and quick-fix repair mentality. Between 2008 and 2011, US States collectively spent $20.4 billion annually to build new roads and over $16.5 billion annually repairing and preserving the other 99 percent of roadways. According, State DOTs need to spend $43 billion dollars every year for 20 years to bring roads in poor condition into a good standard*. Enough! Having a good road infrastructure with low maintenance […]

  • Spring: the mind of change Spring: the mind of change

    Spring: the mind of change

Spring: the mind of change

Spring is approaching and so are construction projects. Will the mind think about quick fix resolution (using asphalt) or will it awaken to efficiently integrating with the environment (using permeable recycled grid-pavers)? Let’s hope that this year be proud to demonstrate a major shift in the way our Landscape Architects and Civil Designers see and spec-in the benefits of new environmental products. ” I’m not that rich to buy cheap things”: a Croatian tale.

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Green Way Pavements™ provides both construction and design coaching to identify and bring to reality the ideas set forth by our clients, while incorporating a recycled plastic grid-paver system best suited to their specific need. The primary service focuses on The existence of multiple types of plastic grid-pavers offers a variety of structural applications from pathways, driveways, embankment reinforcement, controlling erosion, including drainage reconstruction. With careful planning, and simplified construction, plastic grid-pavers can provide each client a permeable pavement system that is functional, durable, environmentally safe, as well as being aesthetically pleasing to their surrounding landscape.

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Plastic Grid-Paver Installation Information

Choose a design for your new pavement system Map out and mark area where Grid-Pavers will be installed Excavate designated area to specifications Prep excavated area with base material Install Grid-Pavers and fill Pavers can be filled with topsoil and seeded with grass, or filled with gravel.