Permeable Pavers - More than just a paver.
Permeable pavers are designed to work in harmony with nature
Permeable pavers are smart and simple. They are a type of ecologically stylish pavers that makes being green an easy decision. When permeable pavers and the base stone system are properly installed, they will naturally slow storm water runoff, filter contaminants and facilitate the replenishment of the water table. All of this while looking beautiful in the process. Permeable pavers bring beauty and functionality to a sustainable design.
Special materials are used in the permeable base and joints to encourage water to flow through.
Permeable interlocking concrete pavers (PICP) are installed with layers of varying-sized stone or aggregate underneath, that filter and direct storm water to underground aquifers. Permeable paving mimics the way natural land absorbs water. Which means any rain that falls on your patio, walkway or driveway seeps back into the ground or the nearest storm drain.
Benefits to homeowners
- Reduce water use for landscaping
- Accumulate less ice because water will drain from the paver surface before it has time to freeze
- Reduce water demand by paving over grassed areas
- Aid landscaping by reducing erosion that occurs when grass is dry or dead
- Eliminate standing water where mosquitoes can breed
- Lasts much longer than conventional paved surfaces
* Interesting Fact: - A permeable paver will accumulate less ice because water will drain from the paver surface before it has time to freeze.
Benefits to communities
- Filter water back underground to recharge local groundwater supplies
- Maintain base flows in rivers to keep ecosystems self-sustaining
- Minimize heat island effect when using highly reflective, light-colored pavers/li>
Innovative products like Permeable Pavers offer the designed outdoor space you want with the added benefit of water management. Eliminate standing water and reduce erosion and water demand, beautifully. Permeable pavers filter and direct storm water—benefiting you and your community