San Francisco’s Golden Gate

GraniteCrete is proud to be the surfacing solution to the highly trafficked walking and bicycle paths around the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. This world-famous tourist destination is traversed by hundreds of pedestrians and cyclists daily. GraniteCrete provides a lasting and attractive surfacing solution.











Sustainability paired with lasting reliability makes GraniteCrete™ the natural path. Municipalities Have many issues to resolve when considering surfacing solutions: durability, sustainability, water runoff, heat index. GraniteCrete™ addresses all of these concerns and more. To learn more about how GraniteCrete™ is the choice of the future for municipal projects, click here to contact a representative. We are happy to answer all of your questions.



GraniteCrete’s Permeable Purpose

paving materials for walkways, patios, and driveways continue to grow in popularity. GraniteCrete is the premiere name in permeable paving materials. GraniteCrete allows water to pass through at over an inch per hour, preserving groundwater reservoirs. GraniteCrete’s permeability does not hinder the strength of the material, as its strength and permanence compete with traditional concrete. GraniteCrete has been used on many projects with the reduction of runoff pollution and the conservation of water in mind. The Santa Rosa Old Courthouse Square project used GraniteCrete to minimize the need for irrigation in an urban environment:

“The goal is to create a system that retains as much rainwater on-site as possible for as long as possible, limits the amount of irrigation needed, and also supports a surface that is strong, fast draining and low maintenance”
– Curt Nichols – Vice President of Carlile Macy – Head of the Santa Rosa Old Courthouse Square project

Impermeable paving materials such as asphalt and concrete do not allow storm water to pass through, creating runoff and polluting the nearby area. When storm water flows along concrete or asphalt, the water becomes polluted from toxins, metals, and bacteria that rest on the surface. This has a negative impact on the environment as the polluted storm water eventually seeps into the ground contaminating our natural groundwater supply.

GraniteCrete Permeable Pathway Monterey Naval Housing Unit
GraniteCrete is the perfect choice for landscaping in sensitive environments.
Permeable paving materials allow water to pass through, unlike concrete, which helps aid groundwater reservoirs by reducing the environmental damage caused by runoff. Permeable paving materials act as a filtration system as natural rainwater passes through the pavement and allow soils and microbes below the surface to filter out any pollutants. This natural filtration process also improves the health of local vegetation.

Many municipalities in California prefer permeable paving materials as these materials add to urbanization while maintaining a green mindset. San Francisco’s Green Landscaping Ordinance requires that 50% of residential front yard surfaces must be permeable by using porous paving or landscape materials. The use of permeable paving materials such as GraniteCrete, allows you to improve the aesthetics of your next project while being environmentally friendly.

If you have concerns about meeting LEED requirements, or you want to address water runoff issues, GraniteCrete™ is here to assist you. Reach out to one of our experts now.

GraniteCrete Adds Aesthetics

GraniteCrete Adds Aesthetics, Sustainability, and a Lasting Solution

The Coastal Biology building is the newest addition to UCSC’s Seymour Center Long Marine Laboratory. The Coastal Biology building is the first step toward the completion of UCSC’s Coastal Long Range Development Plan. The UCSC Coastal Science Campus and the new Coastal Biology building play a significant role in the University’s Coastal Sustainability initiative. This initiative addresses various environmental issues with a focus on the health of coastal ecosystems around the world.  Toward that end, UCSC was careful to consider the substantial impact this project could have on the fragile ecosystem surrounding the project.

GraniteCrete was uniquely qualified to meet these concerns while offering a sustainable and lasting solution.  The architects, EHDD Architecture, chose GraniteCrete for an 8-foot-wide walkway surrounding the Coastal Biology building. Installation of the walkway was completed by Graniterock Construction Division. The organic aesthetics of the walkway add to the natural beauty of the campus and the surrounding area. The ease of installation and quality of GraniteCrete’s Admixture was recognized by Graniterock installers, “Everyone loves it. It really holds up well.”

The 40,000-square foot building was designed by EHDD Architecture and features various laboratories and offices to support faculty and research. The building is equipped with a 125-foot seminar room, analytical labs, and a natural running seawater laboratory.

GraniteCrete is proud to partner with fellow sustainable organizations such as the UCSC Coastal Science Campus, as they prioritize positive environmental practices.

For more information on the Coastal Biology Center, go to

This plan involves the expansion of nearby facilities for the purpose of environmental research, education, restoration, and habitat preservation.

For more information on UCSC’s Coastal Long Range Development Plan, go to:

UCSC Science Campus Long Range Development Plan


GraniteCrete had the pleasure of working with Asilomar to help protect the fragile ecosystem while providing pedestrian walking paths. Asilomar needed an application that would be attractive, durable and blend in beautifully with the wild landscape. Asilomar was suffering from erosion related issues. GraniteCrete™ resolved these beautifully and has withstood the punishing high surf conditions over time.

We are happy to answer your questions regarding sustainability and erosion control.  Contact a representative