Parkway Permeable Paving

by Charlie London

featured-img-parkwayParkway Bakery. Those who frequent this restaurant know quality poboys and friendly folks can be found there.

pavers1eEven the President of the United States and his family heard how great the place was and decided to check it out.

pavers1gDriving down Jefferson Davis Parkway toward Bayou St. John, where Jeff Davis turns into Hagan, you may have noticed the transformation of the lot on the corner there.

pavers1bAs many assumed, the lot is going to be a place for cars to park. But, what was once a constantly flooded mess will now be an environmentally friendly place for folks to put their vehicles when they visit Parkway Bakery for poboys.

Jay Nix, owner of Parkway   Poboys paved his parking lot in an environmentally friendly way.
Jay Nix, owner of Parkway Poboys paved his parking lot in an environmentally friendly way.
How could a parking lot be environmentally friendly? It’s not asphalt or cement but recycled plastic forms that are filled with gravel. This type of pavement allows the water to go through the parking lot so pools of water don’t form when it rains and there won’t be water running off in to the street further taxing the city’s pumping system.

See those yellow lines in the photos below? Those are not painted on lines like you would see on a regular parking lot but plastic inserts that snap into the molds.pavers1i

Permeable paving allows water to go through the parking lot instead of running out into the street.
Permeable paving allows water to go through the parking lot instead of running out into the street.

Want to know more? Check out the video report below from WDSU TV:

You can have an environmentally friendly driveway or porch installed at your home for about 7-10 dollars per square foot.
You can have an environmentally friendly driveway or porch installed at your home for about 7-10 dollars per square foot.
Yellow plastic inserts are snapped in to the molds to make lines for the parking lot.  No  paint!
Yellow plastic inserts are snapped in to the molds to make lines for the parking lot. No paint!

For more information about TRUE GRID PAVERS, click on the photos above or the link below:

http://www.truegridpaver.com/product-features/