Houston, Texas (PRWEB) August 16, 2014
Houston-based TRUEGRID Pavers, manufacturer of eco-friendly permeable paving, announced completion of the first environmentally safe parking area in Refugio, Texas. Stripes Convenience Stores, a forward thinking retailer with over 1240 company-owned or contracted locations, chose the environmentally safe option for their 120,000 over-the-road truck parking by using TRUEGRID. The pavers are made from 100% recycled post-consumer plastic that is safe and durable and helps with stormwater management and dust control.
The new parking lot uses the leading edge green technology and controls erosion, manages stormwater runoff and reduces heat and dust cloud problems. TRUEGRID was installed over a gravel base and then filled with gravel creating a porous dry parking surface with stormwater retention underneath. A separate detention/retention pond was not needed and 100 % of the land was utilized resulting in more parking spots.
“By using TRUEGRID for this project, Stripes rescued over 82 tons of plastic from the landfill and has a better lot for their customers than asphalt or concrete. This is a great LID (Low Impact Design) parking lot that will hold up to 18 wheeler traffic for years to come and is in keeping with sustainable building practices," stated Barry Stiles, CEO for TRUEGRID Pavers.
The eco-friendly parking lot is now being used by Stripes customers.
About TRUEGRID Pavers:
Headquartered in Houston, Texas, TRUEGRID Pavers is the creator and manufacturer of commercial / industrial strength permeable pavers. TRUEGRID Pavers has saved millions of pounds of plastic waste from landfills and waterways as the TRUEGRID pavers are made from 100% post-consumer recycled high density polyethylene. The highly permeable pavers allow for eco-friendly stormwater management and a new means of retention/detention under the TRUEGRID parking or driving surface so 100% of a site’s land may be utilized. TRUEGRID Pavers won a Top 10% Green Products on BuildingGreen’s online GreenSpec product guide. For more information or a speedy quote call TRUEGRID at 1-855-355-GRID (4743).