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Permeable Grass Paving Provides Drive-On Turf

Create drivable grassed pavements for occasional traffic loading and protect the grass from loading stresses with GEOBLOCK® high-strength turf pavers. Because of their rigid design and exceptional load-spreading capability, GEOBLOCK® porous pavements support heavy traffic loads (up to H-20 loading) with minimal base. With topsoil infill and an engineered base, the system offers high stormwater infiltration rates and is an excellent growing medium—allowing grass to grow faster and stay healthier.

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GEOBLOCK® Vegetated Porous Pavement Benefits

High-Performing GEOBLOCK® Rigid Porous Pavement Systems
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GEOBLOCK porous grass pavers

Best Turf Protection.

Deeper, interconnected cell walls protect topsoil & vegetative root zone from compaction.

GEOBLOCK porous pavement system

Best Medium for Vegetative Growth.

The GEOBLOCK system’s recommended engineered base with 30% topsoil component/70% aggregate retains water to grow grass faster and thicker-drivable in only 2-3 weeks. Grass grows poorly in sand (required infill for weak rolled products) and requires frequent watering.

GEOBLOCK porous road pavement

Higher Stormwater Infiltration.

The GEOBLOCK system has a 5-10 times faster percolation rate and better water storage capacity than rolled products as a result of topsoil infill and engineered base vs. sand infill and road gravel.

GEOBLOCK rigid Porous Pavements

Optimal Load Transfer.

The GEOBLOCK system’s shared wall structure transfers loads better and is strong enough to drive on pre-filled. Flimsy braces between rolled product cells offer little load support, break easily, cannot be driven upon unfilled, and are prone to rutting if driven on in rain.

GEOBLOCK Porous pavement for heavy traffic flow

Resistance to Torsional Loading Stresses.

The GEOBLOCK system’s shared walls and interlocking tabs create a framework that resists movement or breakage from vehicle turning stresses and torsional loads. Rolled systems fail under torsional loading.

porous paving with GEOBLOCK graphic

Less Base Requirements.

GEOBLOCK pavements require far less base depth than rolled systems. Less base = less cutting, less haul in and out, and less expense.

Ships in Stable, Easy to Handle Pallet Cubes

GEOBLOCK units are shipped in stackable pallet cubes and cover a large area per pallet. Rolled products ship only two rolls per pallet standing on end and are not stackable without damaging connectors. Waste is common due to shipping damage.

Topsoil Infill Easy to Install.

The GEOBLOCK system’s topsoil infill is easy to spread with rakes and lutes. Rolled products lift easily when spreading with rakes and lutes as tools catch on rings. Once lifted, complete removal & replacement is required.

Units Lay Flat.

GEOBLOCK rigid paving units lay flat, yet contour to a site. Units slide together quickly, requiring no stakes. Rolled products won’t lay flat due to the rolled product memory making connector clips difficult to connect.

GEOBLOCK Turf Protection & Load Support Advantages

Large GEOBLOCK porous paving units are designed for maximum load transfer and support, resistance to traffic stresses and maximum turf protection.

  • Maximizes load transfer and distribution of vehicle loads to 80,000 lbs. provided by large rigid surface area and strong interlocking connections.
  • Reduces overall installation costs by requiring less base depth than lighter-weight or rolled pavement systems.
  • High resistance to movement or breakage from vehicle turning stresses and torsional loads.
  • Uses engineered base (toilsoil/aggregate mix) for a growing medium that encourages deeper root growth, healthier grass performance and water retention.
  • Deeper cells prevent topsoil compaction and vegetative damage caused by repeated loadings.
  • Meet green building goals and earn LEED® credits.