HoofGrid provides a non-pervious, ecologically-friendly, easy-to-install, environmentally sound alternative to
asphalt, concrete, gravel, cobblestones, tree bark or peat moss, dirt, grass sod, and other common types of groundcover.
|Unlike paved surfaces, it does not funnel rainfall into storm sewers
Instead, HoofGrid allows the passage of rainfall into the soil, where Mother Nature filters it naturally.
HoofGrid stays where you put it, anchored into the soil.
When used with gravel, it makes the gravel stay where you put it.
No more potholes or rutting every time it rains
No more constant grading to level the roadway
No more annual deliveries of more gravel is necessary
Even on sloping driveways, there is no runoff onto lawns, or downhill gathering of stone at the foot of the slope
It prevents lawn damage from pedestrian or vehicular traffic.
Supporting up to 35,000 pounds per square foot, without damaging the grass (think loaded dump trucks, heavy tractors or garbage trucks: 17.5 tons /sq. ft. will support almost any vehicle)
Allowing lawn or roadside areas to be used as temporary parking, without fear of permanently damaging the grass
Protecting the ground surface at fairgrounds, fairs and parks from seasonal traffic (no more plodding in the mud at the county fair)
HoofGrid remains strong and flexible, even in extreme climates.
-30° to + 70° Centrigrade (-25° to + 180° Fahrenheit).
Unlike pavement, it is not subject to winter ground surges during winter freezes
No more cracked or unlevel pavement every spring, requiring patching or replacement
Because it is not an "impervious surface construction," its use is exempt from many communities' construction restrictions.
I live in Seattle, let me use it as an example:
The CAO (Critical Areas Ordinance) in Washington State's King County forbids the development of more than 35% of a residential or business land with "impervious" structures.
An impervious structure is anything that does not allow rainfall to pass through it into the ground: buildings, roads, parking lots, patios, driveways, carports, etc.
This has become necessary because the lakes, streams, rivers and ponds are becoming polluted.
|The source of almost all the pollutants is pavement: vehicle accessways (roads and streets, driveways and lanes, residential and commercial parking lots, etc.).
Autos spend most of their time in parking lots and driveways: dripping the various fuels, fluids and additives onto the pavement.
Then - when it rains - the pollutants are washed into the storm sewers and into our waterways.
Therefore, homeowners and developers must set aside 65% of their property unused.
This has driven the cost of developable real estate skyrocketing: only 35% of the land may be developed with impervious structures.
Therefore, if you need to develop 20 acres you must purchase 58 acres: leaving 38 acres set aside undeveloped.
Increasing developers' property costs by 38 acres (costing - in King County - roughly "a gazillion dollars" more, hence the outrageous housing costs in King County).
There are as many uses for HoofGrid as there are people using it
Lawn areas next to driveways and roads, for temporary parking
Pathways through the lawn
Utility areas (under trash containers, for example)
Storage areas (for vehicles, implements and machinery, etc.)
Subsoil stabilization on hills (under the grass sod, e.g., when walking on saturated lawns destroys the grass)
Equestrian Uses (paddocks and turnouts, dry lots, barn interior flooring, stalls and the runouts, etc.)
Around your home, you don't need to rely solely upon paving stones, gravel, asphalt, or concrete any more:
paving stones settle and become unlevel
gravel develops potholes, ruts, erosion, & washes away
asphalt and concrete requires patching and/or replacement, and is environmentally unsound
|Contact us for more information about the HoofGrid products.
Many sizes and shapes are available.