Natural grass car parks can be sustainable and aesthetically pleasing when a professionally designed free-draining reinforced grass paving system is installed to help protect the engineered grass parking surface from vehicular traffic damage.

Grass car parking is a desirable surface for car parking applications where environmental benefits of a permeable SuDS surface or the requirement for a natural finished surface are required. Cost constraints and Planning restrictions associated with specifying a hard paved car parking surface and areas of overflow parking are other considerations why engineered natural grass may be specified for car park surfaces.

Where cars are allowed to park on unreinforced lawns and fields, the natural local soils are rarely adequately stable or free-draining to sustain traffic. Intensive and repetitive vehicle movements of cars parking in cold wet conditions or always in the same location, can quickly cause grass abrasion, compaction and rutting, which can result in a waterlogged, hazardous and unserviceable muddy surface.

The solution to a successful and sustainable grassed car park is to specify a well designed and professionally engineered grass reinforcement system. Capable of stabilising the pavement surface whilst remaining free-draining and protecting grass roots to enable healthy grass growth, the structural surface must also retain and protect the soil fill, but remain sufficiently porous enough to allow surface water to drain freely through into the underlying profile. The anticipated frequency of use must always be taken into consideration when planning the development of a successful grass paved parking surface.

Permeable plastic grass pavers can provide a porous surface for grass car parking applications. Permeable plastic grass pavers are interlocking cellular paving grids which allow rainwater to infiltrate freely through into the subgrade or designed sub-base, to attenuate surface water run-off. A professionally designed and installed permeable paving grid system can form part of sustainable urban drainage system (SuDS) whilst providing a safe, stable and environmentally acceptable alternative to hard paving.

Similarly, a natural grass and discreetly reinforced grass reinforcement solution with no visible surface structures is also achievable through installation of a sub-surface mesh reinforced rootzone which combines selected soils with a reinforcing plastic mesh element system. When the turf roots anchor with the mesh elements, the result is a stable, safe and invisibly engineered natural grass surface which remains free-draining, traffickable and compaction resistant, yet capable of high-load bearing capacity with potential for increased wear tolerance.

ABG supply the following products that are suitable for stabilising grass car parks:

Sudspave Permeable Grass Pavers

Sudspave is a permeable paving system of interlocking cellular plastic porous grass pavers designed for the stabilisation of trafficked grass surfaces.

ABG Sudspave porous grass pavers for a permeable reinforced surface

Porous grass pavers reinforce the grass, protect roots and promote optimum grass growth

ABG porous grass paver grids for car parking surfaces

Grass Reinforcement

Advanced Turf System (Netlon ATS) is a high-performance mesh-element grass reinforcement plastic mesh rootzone system. The reinforced grass system provides an aesthetic, SuDS compliant free-draining grassed surface, capable of sustaining heavy vehicle loadings in occasional-use applications such as car parking on grass and emergency access routes.

Advanced Turf reinforced grass system

The plastic mesh reinforces the grass surface rootzone, making it suitable for cars and parking applications.

Truckcell Heavy-Duty Grass Pavers

Truckcell™ is a heavy-duty cellular porous paving system designed for intensive usage and high-load traffic applications for grass or gravel surfaces. A grass fill is suitable for car parking bays, lay-bys and fire access routes / emergency access routes at visitor attractions.

Grass pavers for car parking - recycled plastic permeable grid paving

Typical Applications:

  • Grass car parking bays
  • Overflow grass car parks
  • Grassed access routes
  • Grassed emergency access routes

If your project is considering a grass car park, contact ABG to discuss the grass reinforcement and stabilisation solutions we offer. Whether you are looking for grass parking bays, overflow grass car park reinforcement  or grassed access roads we can provide the best solution to meet the project requirements.

Sudspave Permeable Pavers

Sudspave is a permeable paving grid system of interlocking cellular plastic porous pavers designed for the stabilisation of trafficked grass or gravel surfaces. Used where a free-draining permeable gravel or grass car park, access road or driveway is required.


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Sudspave plastic porous paving grid for permeable trafficable gravel or grass surfaces

Advanced Turf - Reinforced Grass

Netlon Advanced Turf System (Netlon ATS) is a high performance mesh-element reinforced natural grass rootzone system. It provides an aesthetic, SuDS compliant free-draining grassed surface, capable of sustaining heavy vehicle loadings in occasional-use applications.

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Netlon Advanced Turf reinforced grass system for traffic from ABG Geosynthetics

Truckcell Heavy-Duty Porous Paver

Truckcell™ is a heavy-duty cellular porous paving system designed for intensive usage and high-load traffic applications. The permeable paver can be filled with topsoil and seeded or with gravel to provide a structural surface for HGV traffic, trucks, coaches and fork-lift trucks.

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Truckcell heavy duty permeable gravel pavers / grass pavers for car parking and access roads
 

Products

Sudspave Permeable Pavers

Sudspave is a permeable paving grid system of interlocking cellular plastic porous pavers designed for the stabilisation of trafficked grass or gravel surfaces. Used where a free-draining permeable gravel or grass car park, access road or driveway is required.


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Sudspave plastic porous paving grid for permeable trafficable gravel or grass surfaces

Advanced Turf - Reinforced Grass

Netlon Advanced Turf System (Netlon ATS) is a high performance mesh-element reinforced natural grass rootzone system. It provides an aesthetic, SuDS compliant free-draining grassed surface, capable of sustaining heavy vehicle loadings in occasional-use applications.

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Netlon Advanced Turf reinforced grass system for traffic from ABG Geosynthetics

Truckcell Heavy-Duty Porous Paver

Truckcell™ is a heavy-duty cellular porous paving system designed for intensive usage and high-load traffic applications. The permeable paver can be filled with topsoil and seeded or with gravel to provide a structural surface for HGV traffic, trucks, coaches and fork-lift trucks.

more...

Truckcell heavy duty permeable gravel pavers / grass pavers for car parking and access roads
 

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