Drivable Grass Concrete Paving System


We are fans of permeable concrete and green driveway solutions so when we saw the Drivable Grass from Soil Retention at the Builders’ Show we had to check it out.

Drivable Grass is a paving product that is designed to be used in place of concrete or asphalt driveways, patios, and parking areas for cars, RVs and boats.


The concrete paving mat is designed to flex and conform to irregular ground surface contours along pre-defined linear grooves without falling apart. Pre-manufactured holes and cracks allow for root penetration through the mat into subgrade soil, anchoring it firmly into place.


The mat’s pervious nature enables moisture to filter into the underlying soil, increasing on-site storm water storage and minimizing off-site water flow.

It can be a DIY install or done by a professional.

This type of drivable grass system can be setup much faster than traditional concrete and sod solutions that are much tougher to maintain and the concrete doesn’t allow room for the grass to grow and it eventually dies.

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    jb @BuildingMoxie
    January 21, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    I have seen this a few times. I think it has intriguing possibilities beyond just driveways. Have not caught it locally yet… but I am wondering how it is pricing out. thanks for the feature.

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    June 26, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    This is my FAVORITE type of driveway. I love that it is aesthetically pleasing and sustainable. I agree with @348e73a8bb5a466ac314ac6675c0cfb4:disqus that it can be used fur spaces other than driveways. Maybe Parking lots, alley ways and side yards? What do you think?
    Why do more people not use this?

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    September 26, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    Something very similar is being used in some spots around Camp Humphreys, Korea. It’s a good idea. Some spots would need a french drain underneath, but I would install it at my house.

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    Everdry Waterproofing Wisconsi
    October 10, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    I like the stone and mulch ones. Those look kinda cool, and have a clean look to them. Especially if you have a long driveway, that would look pretty cool!

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    November 30, 2015 at 2:49 am

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