Concrete and asphalt are not going away. They have their place, but that place isn’t everywhere. What do you do when these conventional surfaces do not meet your needs?
But before we answer that question, we need to know what asphalt (and, by extension, concrete) fail to do well.
First, they are not easily removed, and cannot be reused in other locations without significant work and investment. They can be recycled for reuse, but that is a herculean effort, requiring complex and expensive machinery, as well as far too much time. Car manufacturers frequently require temporary land use for their newly manufactured vehicles. They have need of large tracks of land to park their cars before sending them off to dealerships. These lots are subject to constant change, forcing car manufacturers to make a difficult decision: should they pave these temporary lots or should they park cars on grassy, muddy lots?
A paved lot is far too permanent, especially if the lot will be used once. This is almost certainly a waste of money and a scar upon the earth. And a grassy lot is far too dirty for brand new vehicles.
Neither option will do.
And this issue is not exclusive to car manufacturers. Many industries have need for temporary parking space.
Second, they are impervious. Water glides right off of them, and causes runoff and flooding. Retention ponds solve this issue (though not entirely), but only by robbing usable land. Retention ponds take up precious real estate. Moreover, they negatively affect the surrounding eco-system.
What is to be done with these two significant problems? Is there a feasible alternative to concrete and asphalt that eliminates drainage issues and can be used temporarily with the possibility of reuse? The only good thing about problems is that they give rise to ingenuity.
It was in confronting these two difficulties that an idea was born. Basil Polivka endeavored to design a rollable parking surface that was both permeable and re-usable. This drive gave birth to Rollpark.
Rollpark is a new approach to age old problems. It solves these problems by being both rollable and permeable.
To say it is “rollable” just means that it is pre-made. The ground still requires preparation for its proper usage, but the material that makes up Rollpark is made in a factory. It is then rolled up (thus Rollpark) and sent to our clients for installation. Because it is rollable, Rollpark can be easily removed and reused. Therefore, we have a solution to our first problem: Rollpark can be used temporarily and it is reusable.
Rollpark is made up of thousand upon thousands of microscopic holes. When water hits the Rollpark surface, it flows right through these holes. This is what it means to be permeable. Permeability prevents runoff and thereby removes the impetus for retention ponds. This answers to our second problem.
If you these problems plague your project, Rollpark is the ideal fit. Please visit rollpark.us for more information.