Paving with conventional means, such as concrete or asphalt can be overkill when wanting to extend a pavement for parking or creating a simple walk way. It covers the natural beauty of the property, making it unsightly and is very costly in the end. But, there is a way to reinforce the ground making it stable for people and vehicles. grass paver is a relatively new method that can provide that service. If you have never heard of such a method, let me explain some of the features and functions.
How they work.
The approach of grass pavers is very different than that of more traditional means. Instead of just simply clearing the area and pouring concrete on ground. TRUEGRID starts off by buying recycled plastic and shaping them into a sheet made up of a small circular pattern. This sheet is simple there to reinforce whatever filler you chose to use, in this case grass. Before we get to that step, the sheets will be laid out to fill the space as needed. Dirt or sand then can be used to fill out the small circles in the sheet, after that you can plant the desired grass or place sod over the sheets and press down to secure it. Once installed, the grass will begin to blend into the area over time, hiding almost any hint of the pavement itself. Now that you have a basic understanding of how it works. It is important to know if it will handle the demand. Here are some of the basic specifications of the system itself.
Carrying capacity: The base strength of the sheets themselves is around 6800psi (pressure per square inch). That is before the introduction of a filler material, increasing strength considerably.
LifeSpan: Expect anything from as low as 25 years, all the way up to 60 years. All of this depending on how you use it. For comparison, asphalt usually lasts for 15-20 years.
No maintenance: Due to its permeable features, you do not have to worry about wear and tear from water or climate.
To go into further details about why water and temperature plays such a role in maintenance. Have you ever noticed in an older parking lot, that it will have cracks and sometimes vegetation growing out from underneath? That’s because water can erode surfaces over time. It can also infiltrate the surfaces themselves, which when you combined it with colder temperatures, expanding the ground causing cracks. Then once exposed, plants can grow and do a similar thing. But, because grass pavers don’t inhibit nature, it is not affected by it.
In the end
With the information provided above, you can now see the benefits of choosing this method for your paving project. Keeping the beauty of your lawn and reducing the cost to pave your property.