Opening the doors to environmentally-friendly pavements, a grass paver system uses concrete or asphalt to mold beautiful driveways, fire lanes or parking areas. Considered both visually appealing and easy-to-use, it’s no wonder the Driveway Grids comes strongly suggested by so many businesses.
How Does It Work?
First, a plastic grid system lays together with the soil or prepared substrate. It is then filled with soil, grass seed or sod to make a strong surface for parking or driving, while also protecting the root system of the grass and and can grow naturally. The resulting area appears like a standard lawn, and can be maintained with standard lawn equipment.
A grass paver system has benefits over standard parking surfaces to make your driveway, parking lot or other pavement into a blended masterpiece of design with your lawn.
IT PROVIDES More Versatility
A grass paver system can have multiple uses, including driveways, fire lanes, roads, parking areas and walkways. Here are some examples:
A hidden driveway that is indistinguishable from the lawn;
Extra parking spots for relatives and buddies on special occasions;
A second driveway resulting in a garage or utility building;
Parking area for a little business;
Auxiliary parking for fairgrounds, concert halls and other locations that looks like a lawn when it’s not used;
Fire lanes for commercial buildings that discourage parking by resembling grassy areas;
Roadways for golf carts and off-road vehicles; and
Parking spots for recreational vehicles or camping trailers.
A grass paver creates a visually appealing parking area or driveway that blends in with the encompassing lawn and other natural features, while providing a solid surface that protects the underlying grass. Asphalt or concrete parking surfaces can look unattractive, and if they’re only used temporarily, they are simply a waste of space that could be used to grow natural grass.
A grass paver system uses interlocking grids that distribute the weight of vehicles and other loads evenly above the underlying surface. Thus giving the pavers an incredibly high compression strength, up to 8000 PSI, when filled. Even though they are empty, they have got up to 6800 PSI compression strength. This allows those to be driven on by vehicles, including large trucks, without damaging the grass or deforming the soil.
A grass paver system can offer a durable surface that is practically as strong as concrete or asphalt surfaces, while being a lot more attractive – especially in rural or suburban areas.
It’s Easy to set up
Asphalt or concrete surfaces require expensive specialty equipment and plenty of labor for the installation process. The grass paver system is a lot simpler to install, and requires much less labor and equipment.
For a long term installation, the land is cleared of vegetation, graded to make a level and flat work surface. Then rock, gravel or limestone are brought in to make a strong, permeable subsurface layer. The grass paver system is then installed outrageous of the subsurface.
The grass paver grids come in large sections – up to two feet square – which are lightweight. In addition they include a built-in interlock system to secure these to adjacent grids. They could be easily carried by one person and cover a sizable area quickly.
Once the whole grid is laid down and trimmed to match around obstacles, the grids can be filled up with soil yourself or with heavy equipment, like a backhoe. After the soil has been compacted into the grid, it could be seeded with the preferred variety of grass. Alternatively, rolls of sod can be laid above the empty grid and pressed into place.