Permeable Pavers Protect Historic Live Oak Trees

Challenge:

Provide a parking surface that will not impact historic and environmentally sensitive trees.

Solution:

Permeable Octabrick™ pavers produced by Block USA.

Project Details:


A condominium developer in Biloxi, Mississippi needed an attractive parking area to accommodate owner’s vehicles. This parking area, as designed, encroached on a number of historic live oak trees. The owner needed to comply with local parking requirements but did not want to impact the trees. The Octabrick™ not only controlled stormwater run off providing valuable water to the roots of the trees underneath the paved surface.

The unique color blend of the pavers decreases parking area maintenance by diminishing the impact of tire scruffing and leaf stains. Condo owners got what they needed in vehicular access while maintaining the beauty of the historic trees.

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Products Used

  • Octabrick™

Project Teams

  • Client: Irish Oaks Development
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Block USA Solutions

Block USA's experienced service professionals are available to provide solutions to your project's various challenges. From permeable concrete pavers to retaining walls specifically designed for narrow installations, Block USA offers a number of products that solve site-related problems, add aesthetics and provide curb appeal.