As many of us know all too well, water can cause many issues when the surfaces around our homes and the streets in our towns must deal with high volumes of water runoff and stormwater. This past Spring snowmelt was a perfect example of how overwhelming the water can be. One way to improve upon this issue is to install permeable paver systems. Our team has certified ICPI Installers who have years of experience installing both permeable and regular concrete paver surfaces.
According to the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI), "Permeable interlocking concrete pavement (PICP) is a durable cost-effective solution for compliance to national, state/provincial and municipal stormwater regulations. PICP can reduce runoff and pollutants from walkways, patios, driveways, parking lots, alleys, parking lanes, and low volume streets. The surface consists of solid concrete pavers with small, stone-filled joints that allow water to flow into highly permeable, open-graded bedding, base, and subbase aggregates. The spaces among the aggregates store water and enable infiltration into the soil subgrade rather than generating surface runoff. The paver joints provide 100% surface permeability." Watch this short video below to learn more about permeable paver systems and to learn how they could benefit you!
Image 1B is a project where we installed a system of permeable pavers along a roadside and parking lot because they were having runoff issues. There were washouts and pollutants getting into the river below. Our permeable paver system will now catch all the runoff and send it back into the ground while also filtering it. Our permeable paver system allows water to travel through gaps in the pavers and travel through multiple layers of sand and gravel. This filters the runoff that is going back into the earth while also slowing down the volume of runoff that is eroding roadsides and landscapes.