For the second time in 6 months, the original Ninfa’s at 2704 Navigation has a brand new parking lot surface. The owners hope this one will last a whole lot longer than the sog-prone crushed-limestone install that crews replaced prematurely last week (see photo above). “There were potholes everywhere,” declares a press release put out by the manufacturer of its replacement. Here’s a pic of how it looked before (found-in-place jalapeño included for scale and local flavor):
The new surface is crushed granite, spread within and between a series of interlocking pavers made of recycled HDPE plastic. It’s meant to allow water to flow into its sub-base after a downpour, to save both downstream neighbors and the parking lot itself from flooding:
TrueGrid, the permeable paving system’s manufacturer, has its headquarters behind the (concrete) parking lot of the Sawyer Heights Target.
Photos: Barry Stiles (jalapeño); TrueGrid (all others)