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Firelane Road Residence

Firelane Road Residence

Menasha, WI

Firelane Road Residence
Firelane Road Residence
Firelane Road Residence
Firelane Road Residence
Firelane Road Residence

Mason Contractor: Stumpf Creative Landscaping
Architect: Stumpf Creative Landscaping
Suppliers: County Materials Corporation

Project Description

Set back only 90 feet from Lake Winnebago, this home must comply with DNR regulations requiring permeable surfaces on paved areas of waterfront properties. They looked for a contractor with experience installing permeable pavers.   Three sizes of permeable pavers were used in a 75%/25% mix of a blended buff and solid cream color. Combining the two different colors on site required careful consideration of placement to create a harmonious, uniform effect.   The 4”x8” size was used to create an eye-catching double border with dark brown sailor course on the inside, edged with a soldier course of the same cream color used in the drive.   A matching walkway defines the entryway. Limestone boulders provide a decorative accent that helps transition the hardscape with the surrounding areas.   The project’s storm water filtering capacity and proper drainage were primary concerns. The crew had to excavate a deeper base to create a clear stone reservoir to filter storm water. The base layers included 12” of 2-3 inch clear stone on the bottom, topped with 12” of ¾ clear stone, and a final additional inch of smaller clear stone gravel on top. No fines were included in order to facilitate drainage. The crew also installed a drain tile system.   The narrow one lane, two-way road presented challenges during construction to keep traffic disruption to a minimum.

Date of Project Completion: July 2015


2015 NCMA/ICPI Concrete Masonry Design Award of Excellence

Photography by County Materials Corporation

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