Natural-looking surfaces that are more ecologically responsible.
When amongst nature, we choose to respect it, for a state of harmony between humans and land. The Dalai Lama reminds us, “The natural environment sustains the life of all beings universally,” while Franklin D. Roosevelt warned that “a nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people.”
Midwest NaturalPave ResinPave offers environmentally safe alternatives to harmful materials such as asphalt (which contains coal tar pitch), gravel (which can be overrun by weeds and often fails to provide stable footing, especially for those with limited mobility) and concrete (causes damage to the topsoil and contributes to surface runoff and erosion).
Midwest’s natural paving system ensures environmentally sound and physically stable construction. NaturalPave ResinPave not only looks pleasantly natural, but is also much safer to use than other options. For those with limited mobility, it has a slip-and skid-resistant surface with optimal flexibility. The hard-packed surface is ideal for wheelchairs, strollers and walkers, while versatile enough for a wide range of uses:
footpaths | driveways | parking lots | recreation areas | bike trails | courtyards
It’s easy to install, simple to maintain and made to create a custom appearance:
tough and resistant | suitable for all weather conditions | heat-reflective exterior keeps the surface cool | a wide variety of colors, patterns and textures | complements the natural beauty and unique personality of the grounds that surround it
20 years after the introduction of our original natural paving system, Midwest continues to take the lead on environmentally friendly solutions. NaturalPave ResinPave binds existing or locally sourced aggregate that can be applied by hand or by a paving machine. The finished surface, available for use after a short curing process, can be striped and painted for parking lots or other applications. Its non-toxic surface formulation is made without the hazardous, flammable or corrosive materials associated with ordinary methods.
NaturalPave ResinPave also meets ADAAG (Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines), providing convenient access for those in wheelchairs and mobility devices. The surface between accessible parking areas and trailheads is sufficiently firm and stable and has no uneven or overly steep sections.