Porous Pave is a great new product, environmentally friendly, made with recycled tires. Available in 2 styles, soft and hard. Hard for high traffic areas and vehicle traffic, Soft for play areas and water features. Available in 7 colors. There are some very informative videos on Porous Pave.
One of Porous Pave’s biggest features is its highly porous structure. Porous Pave allows large amounts of water to drain through it, thereby minimizing the amount of volume directed to storm drains, basins and other areas of drainage.
- Rainwater is evenly dispersed over the ground and allowed to soak in rather than all of it being directed to storm sewer or retention ponds.
- Erosion and channeling of water is reduced around perimeter of sites not using storm sewers or retention ponds.
- Less run-off results in minimal and in some cases no sub-surface plumbing or catch basins — greatly reducing costs. Also, retention ponds may be reduced in size allowing more usable land for building, parking, etc.
- The non-skid properties of Porous Pave combined with its water storage capacity makes it safer than most other products in similar applications for walkways and parking areas.
- Porous Pave diminishes water runoff by allowing water to soak through into the ground.
- Reduces need for separate retention areas and increases usable square footage of site.
- Porous Pave eliminates puddles in low areas
- Porous Pave is made from recycled tires. The shredding process removes all steel fragments and produces approximately 1/4″ – 3/8″ rubber “chips”. The use of Porous Pave keeps thousands of tires from going to the landfill. For example, 300 scrap tires are used to create 1,000 square feet of 2″ porous pavement.
- Porous Pave is mixed on-site and can be applied with little or no damage to existing landscape.
- Resists cracking and heaving commonly found on concrete sidewalks. Reduces the chance of slip & fall accidents.
- 50% rubber content allows product to move if sub-base moves.
Frost & Freeze Resistant
- Withstands cracking or heaving from ground movement or frost
- Allows melting snow to drain thru into the stone sub base reducing “black ice” on sidewalks and pathways
How much does Porous Pave weigh?
- At 2″ thick Porous Pave weighs approximately 9 lbs. per square foot. This is considerably less than brick pavers or other similar materials which weigh approximately 20-25 lbs. per square foot. This lighter weight can be a big factor when over pouring existing decks, rooftops, etc.
- Low impact installation – no heavy equipment needed. Ideal for use in existing landscapes.
- Porous Pave’s high rubber content acts as one large expansion joint eliminating the need for “saw cuts” or expansion strips.
- Entire surface is porous – not just certain areas like brick pavers.
Strong & Durable
- At only 2″ thick, Porous Pave can handle low speed car and truck traffic
- Use at 1-1/2″ thick for bike paths, patios, trails, golf cart paths or any other foot and pedestrian traffic
- Use at 1″ to overlay existing concrete, asphalt, metal surfaces and wood
- Resistant to snow plow damage provided plow blades are not run directly on the material (protective shoes are used on plow)