GraniteCrete™ works where others fail.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]GraniteCrete paths and walkways have the look and feel of a crushed organic surface, but bear the near-strength and erosion control of professionally installed concrete. Our pathways are porous, allowing water to pass through at over an inch per hour. They also address storm-water and heat-island environmental concerns, yielding 13 points in three categories of the LEED rating system. Combined with your choice of four organic colors, GraniteCrete is the natural path for your next landscaping project.[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]
- Pathways & Rec. Trails
- Golf Course Cart Paths
- Bicycle Trails
- Pedestrian Overlooks
- Roadway Medians
- Landscape Paths
- Courtyards & Patios
- Off-street Parking
- Bocce Ball Courts
Ready to talk to an expert about how GraniteCrete™ can work for your landscape? Contact a representative. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]
Making a Case for Permeable Paving[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]When I was first developing GraniteCrete, I knew the importance of replenishing our water table; how precious water is to our planet. When we had GraniteCrete tested and found out it was permeable we were ecstatic. Not only did we have a green alternative to asphalt and concrete, but it was indeed permeable!
-Geoff Smith, President of GraniteCrete
GraniteCrete, as a company, stands as a leader in the permeable paving industry and a strong advocate for permeable paving. Traditional, impermeable surfaces—such as concrete—cause unnecessary erosion through runoff. They play a huge role in the decline of watershed integrity in urban and urbanizing areas. Impermeable surfaces degrade groundwater quality, increase damaging streamflow, and even increase the likelihood of flooding. The evils of impermeable paving include:
- Higher discharge
- Bank erosion
- Sediment transportation
- Increased pollutant loads in streams
- Runoff to lakes and the ocean
- Reduced groundwater recharge
Make It Permeable!
Fortunately, permeable paving solutions exist. Permeable paving allows rainwater to percolate directly into the ground, reducing runoff and all of its associated problems. Many outdoor projects that now use non-permeable paving (such as concrete or asphalt) could use a permeable solution to produce a better-looking, more environmentally-sustainable landscape. While choosing a permeable paving option may require a little more research than choosing a traditional paving option, it is well worth it.
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Contractors: interested in earning the Certified Installer badge from GraniteCrete™ ? Show your clients that you are an expert in the installation of one of the most sustainable choices for walkways and surfacing solutions on the market. Become equipped to advise your clients on the best application of GraniteCrete™ for their needs and then follow up with expert installation they can trust. Become a GraniteCrete™ Certified Installer![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]