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paving option turned out to be the Grasscrete system. Vanston/O’Brien, Inc., Dexter, was the concrete subcontractor that poured this innovative pavement system.

vehicles. With forested wetlands and a county drain on site, placement of this second driveway was initially constrained by the site’s limited buildable space of only 35 percent. Because the selected location for the service drive was in a buffer zone near the site’s stormwater detention pond, the driveway paving system had to meet the requirements of two reviewing agencies: a pervious system capable of meeting Wayne County standards for building a driveway in a buffer zone, and a paving system capable of meeting the Township fire marshal’s standards for a roadway with the ability to support fully loaded fire trucks with outriggers. In addition, the owner expressed concerns about maintaining and plowing any type of pervious pavement in the winter. Zeimet Wozniak & Associates, Inc., a New Hudson-based civil engineering firm, contacted Jeff Skinner of CSI Geoturf, Inc., Highland, for paving options on the Regency site. The most feasible, value-added porous

GRASSCRETE BENEFITS INCLUDE: • Stormwater does not need to run to a catch basin or other collection area, allowing the parking or access road surface to be flat. This design is more aesthetically pleasing, safer and reduces the cost of drainage collection. • Grasscrete pavement surfaces are not included in hard surface stormwater area measurements, thus saving considerable detention volume requirements, basin costs and contributing to LEED point generation. • The modular design allows for easy design/application, especially around curbs and other projections. • The strength of the GrassCrete system allows for thin total cross sections.

• The structure creates a natural stormwater bio-filtration system capable of draining up to 90 percent of natural grassland. • The forms are biodegradable and made from recycled pulp material. • The Grasscrete system reduces the heat island effect. • The profile of the large void spaces minimizes surface water freezing potential and any frost heave or other hydrostatic concerns. Overall, Grasscrete is an aesthetically pleasing, “green” porous surface available at a reasonable cost and with a capability of generating LEED points. Grasscrete is designed for vehicle parking, access roads, emergency access, helipads, military installations and drainage channels applications. For more information on Grasscrete and other sustainability options, CSI Geoturf can be reached at 1 (800) 6217007.

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