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Re: [Shop-talk] Options for carport floor?

Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] Options for carport floor?
From: Steve Shipley <>
Date: Thu, 10 Dec 2009 08:50:57 -0800
At 10:33 PM 12/9/2009 -0500, Steven Trovato wrote:
>By permeable pavers do you mean those waffle like things with grass 
>growing through them?  Most of the ones I see are just dead grass 
>holders.  Plan to park there every day?  Grass doesn't really like the 
>under-car environment.

I used these for my driveway and I like them because it makes it possible 
to park on a lawn.  To keep them looking good you need to take good care of 
the grass.

What ruins the look is to leave a car parked in the driveway.  Or a coolant 

My driveway looks good when my daily driver is parked there overnight and 
the grass is kept up.  What ruins it is drought and project cars left for 
more than a couple weeks.  Then you are faced with replanting 50 little 3x3 
patches of grass.  I've had this stuff for 20 years and some years it has 
lots of dead patches.  But you replant in spring and it looks great until 
you abuse it.   It has a downside but I still prefer it over a concrete slab.

>  Besides that, I really don't know what the problem is.  I just haven't 
> seen very many that end up looking at all attractive.  I did use regular 
> pavers for a section of driveway at my house to break up the look of so 
> much pavement.  I guess one would have to see the actual area to decide 
> what would be most appropriate.  What might work in suburbia might look 
> stupid on a farmhouse.  And vice-versa, of course.
>At 04:56 PM 12/9/2009, Chris Kantarjiev wrote:
>>Put down permeable pavers, not soil cement!
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