Domestic driveways with sustainable grass reinforcement

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As the push for permeable paving gathers pace the available range of products, particularly grass paving types can become something of a selection headache for buyers to overcome. This is even more of a challenge for domestic consumers or those other first time buyers as they look to find their way around the subtleties of what’s on offer.In the absence of an industry standard for grass paving it certainly pays to talk through requirements with prospective suppliers to ensure that your needs will be catered for and that the chosen system will provide suitable use.

Grass Concrete takes a no-nonsense approach to customer enquiries with an open and friendly “tell it as it is” response. This is fuelled by over 40 years of industry experience and a product portfolio that includes just about all of the available types and an unrivalled worldwide level of experience. Armed with these advantages Grass Concrete will take the time to assess a customer’s needs no matter what the project size to ensure that the best solution is found.

In seeking out a grass paver it can be natural to look for one that offers the highest percentage of grass cover. This has to be countered however by the probability that the closer a system gets to being fully grassed then the more grass-like will be its performance levels. A promise of high grass percentage can draw a customer towards a plastic type paver with its network of narrow ribbed cells and indeed Grass Concrete’s own Grassroad® offering will suggest a 95% grass cover. In reality however the ability to sustain grass cover will be influenced by a number of factors such as root structure, permeability and frequency of use. Regular or peak demand can be challenging to such systems and a thin layer structure that relies on grass for stability might not be the best choice for intensive use.

For more frequent trafficking Grass Concrete recommends instead the selection of a concrete system; the grass content may be less but the growth is likely to be more sustainable under regularly use. For concrete applications Grass Concrete is able to offer its range of Grassblock® pre-cast units or its cast on site, reinforced Grasscrete® system. Grasscrete® will cater for regular loads than can go all the way up to heavy goods vehicles and indeed abnormal loads. Its exceptional performance characteristic in both traffic and water flow applications have made this perhaps the most specified grass paving type in the world and yet it remains surprisingly economical in cost. Each type offers excellent permeability and can be incorporated into a Sustainable Urban Drainage System (SUDS)

Further information can be found at:

www.grasscrete.com

info@grasscrete.com

01924 379443


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