When we hear the words, “deck” or “decking”, what comes to mind is a surface built from wood or composite material.
Religious centers such as temples, churches, and mosques, central to communities, should offer a refuge from the “concrete jungle” of the city. Concrete detracts from the beauty of natural materials used in religious buildings, while natural stone landscaping compliments the connection between the earth and spirituality.
Communities have recognized the need to protect our environment while continuing to increase the safety and security of our neighbourhoods. Our governing bodies and business owners continue to look for innovative designs that are cost-effective and easy to maintain. Porous paving is a water-sensitive solution that enhances the beauty, value, and usability of properties and landscapes while increasing environmental safety.
In 2016 the Detroit Zoo completed installation of a permeable paving parking lot. The largest of its kind in the United States, this 215-space lot was installed as part of the zoo’s continuing efforts to lead the way on green construction initiatives.
Suburban and rural community planners and home owners’ association managers now look to replace concrete in the common areas in residential neighborhoods for environmental and aesthetic reasons.