Woodbury Community Development

Woodbury is a neighborhood of Irvine, California, located from Irvine Boulevard to Trabuco Road, between Jeffrey Road and Sand Canyon Avenue.  Several recreational facilities have been developed within the community. The Woodbury Community Park, a public access park contains two baseball diamonds, two basketball courts, a soccer field, a community center building, and a 3,000 sq ft Tot-Lot, which is part of The Commons.

The Commons, in the heart of Woodbury, is a 30 Acre social gathering spot, with an elementary school, and a 9-acre private recreational facility, with four tennis courts, a basketball court, a beach volleyball court, three swimming pools, a water garden, and a great lawn.

The Woodbury Community Development was in need of access points for emergency vehicles. Without compromising the landscape design, the Grasscrete Concealed System was chosen for its aesthetics and durability. Grasscrete was installed along the Jeffrey Trail and adjacent to the trail to allow emergency vehicle access to the rear of residences for a quicker response time.

The Fully Concealed Grasscrete System, part of the Bomanite Pervious Concrete Systems was also employed as medians to provide wider turnaround areas for fire trucks and maintenance vehicles. Additional areas installed around The Commons clubhouse and volleyball court allow greater accessibility in case of an emergency.

By forming a concrete lattice of solid and void, Grasscrete combines the strength and rigidity of a single, structural framework while still providing enough access to soil, water, and sunlight to support sustained vegetation. The result is a vegetated permeable surface that remains drivable when needed, capable of supporting the parked weight of a fully loaded fire truck. Grasscrete offers the ability to provide year-round access for a variety of applications requiring structural paving surfaces without compromising the aesthetics of the exterior landscaping while accommodating a variety of needs for the Woodbury Community Development.

VanDellen Christian School



Approx 2,000 feet of fully grassed Bomanite Grasscrete was installed at the VanDellen Christian School. The Grasscrete system was covered with Bluegrass sod that provides an aesthetic appeal to a fire lane access that leads from a school parking lot along the edge of a sports field. There is a four foot span of regular concrete with a 16 foot installation of Grasscrete which creates a 20 foot wide emergency access road. The Grasscrete is irrigated along with the sports field.

This road allows the fire department to gain access to the buildings off a main street in the event of a fire. Using Grasscrete allowed the school to maximize the size of the sports field, creating a safer playing surface than concrete or asphalt. Additionally the use of the Grasscrete lessened the stormwater runoff that would otherwise have to be accounted for.

Grasscrete offers the ability to provide year-round access for a variety of applications requiring structural paving surfaces without compromising the aesthetics of the exterior landscaping. Grasscrete is a very sustainable product that can employ a large recycled material content both in the form of aggregate and binder such as fly ash or slag—its lifespan is indefinite and can be recycled itself to form the aggregates for future Grasscrete applications; providing Specifiers with a truly sustainable, eco-friendly system to accommodate a variety of needs.

Colorado College

Colorado College located in Colorado Springs wanted to maintain the grassed areas adjacent to large trees while providing access to a fire hydrant set back from the roadway. Grasscrete was chosen and installed by certified Bomanite Contractor, Premier Concrete Services. Grasscrete Molded Pulp Formers were utilized for this project providing sustainability with their 100% recycled content and ability to degrade over time into the sub-soils. The combination of concrete, steel and aggregate interlock ensures that Grasscrete can bear isolated loads such as downriggers placed in an emergency situation with no support blocks, The robustness of the system minimizes the potential for failure during critical use.