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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  

  • 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.

Maintenance of Plastic Grid-Paver System

Relatively maintenance free, requiring only basic lawn maintenance (watering, fertilizer and mowing) for grass filled grid-pavers. Snowplow at least 1 inch above the grid-paver. Two-Stage Snow Blower is recommended for snow removal on uneven or gravel surfaces because it has two augers involved in the snow removal process. The first auger is a slower moving steel serrated auger that chops and breaks up the snow. The snow is then pushed back into a second high-speed auger, which throws the snow out the chute and out of your way. No part of the augers ever come in contact with the ground, snow on the ground is pushed along via a scraper bar on the bottom of the unit. For gravel you just adjust the unit to leave a small layer of snow behind avoiding the gravel all together.  

  • 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