Given that best kept secrets are very often military ones, the widespread use of Grasscrete for 'toned down' defence installations doesn't feature photographically in its brochures.
We can't provide photos of military installations for obvious reasons but take our word for it clients include; the RAF, British Army, Royal Navy, US Army, US Army Air Corps and NATO. With a proven track record on all types of defence installations Grasscrete has been used on 5 UK projects for the MOD in the past 12 months alone, adding to the long list of projects worldwide. Grass Concrete Ltd has over 40 years of supply experience with Grasscrete; perhaps the best known of the grass reinforcement systems and used on a vast range of applications access, car parking and slope protection to name just a few. It's in the specialist projects however where Grasscrete's load bearing capabilities really makes a difference. The system can take loads of up to 40 tonnes almost immediately after the concrete is cured, with no need to wait until the grass grows, a problem common to many other grass paver types. Once in place and fully established Grasscrete doesn't draw attention to itself or to the installations that it serves. If you want to see just what it looks like from above and how easily Grasscrete integrates into green environments; the grass covering quickly conceals the tough concrete structure underneath for vehicle traffic. Then take a look at Google Earth 53 39'05.12N 1 23'14.92W, where you just see concealed Grasscrete used for verge parking for up to 70 cars, for a National Trust venue, helping to maintain the landscape without spoiling the view. Grasscrete is a fully reinforced cast on site process for which Grass Concrete offers its own installation service; that can also include excavation and sub-base works. The permeable structure doesn't require separate piped drainage and can be incorporated into Sustainable Urban Drainage (SUDS) schemes.
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