VAST® Enterprises, LLC, a material science research and manufacturing company, announced that it has developed a new version of VAST Composite Landscape Pavers in a 4×8-inch size.
Manufactured in VAST’s proprietary composite blend of up to 95 percent recycled car tires and plastic containers, VAST Composite Pavers fulfill the most demanding requirements for hardscape beauty, design versatility, toughness, and installation efficiency. VAST’s innovative composite material imparts deep colors, excellent slip resistance and unbeatable strength at one-third the weight of concrete pavers.
VAST’s patented grid system enables contractors to work more efficiently, saving time and reducing the amount of labor required to set and align pavers. The VAST grids, manufactured in the same composite material as VAST pavers, are laid out on a compacted sand base just like the base for conventional pavers. Installers then insert VAST pavers into the grid — in any designed pattern — and the pavers are automatically spaced and aligned. That saves time while ensuring correct alignment. Moreover, once the grids are placed on a prepared base, contractors can get their crews working from multiple starting points simultaneously. That can also speed up the VAST installation process.
Award-winning VAST Composite Pavers are the best choice for green building and sustainable development projects. The VAST manufacturing process starts with post-consumer recycled rubber and plastics, consumes 82 percent less energy than concrete product manufacture, releases minimal greenhouse gas emissions (89 percent less carbon dioxide compared to concrete products), generates no volatile organic compounds, yields zero scrap, and creates products that are 100 percent recyclable.
Gulf Coast has been a preferred contractor for commercial landscape and golf course construction projects in the Houston area since 1985. Gulf Coast utilizes products from Acme Brick, the oldest and largest U. S. owned brick manufacturer and a distributor of VAST composite masonry products.