Office Buildings, Berkeley & Fremont
At this small office building parking lot at Sixth and Delaware, in the Oceanview district of West Berkeley, rain soaks into cracks between ungrouted pavers. The excess drains to landscaping.
There are many styles of such pavers, some interlocking, some with tabs to maintain spacing.
Above and below: This medical-office building opposite Fremont’s Washington Hospital treats runoff with a combination of landscape-based measures, like the swales in the photographs, and a sand filter, hidden below the metal plate.