Permeable Paving Solutions

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Permeable Paving Solutions are a range of sustainable materials and techniques for permeable pavements with a base and sub-base that allow the movement of stormwater through the surface. In addition to reducing runoff, this effectively traps suspended solids and filters pollutants from the water. Permeable solutions can be applied to roads, paths, lawns and lots that are subject to light vehicular traffic, such as car/parking lots, cycle-paths, service or emergency access lanes, road and airport shoulders, and residential sidewalks and driveways. They allow stormwater to percolate and infiltrate the surface areas, traditionally impervious to the soil below. The goal is to control stormwater at the source, reduce runoff and improve water quality by filtering pollutants in the substrata layers.  Additionally, the “treated” stormwater can be effectively stored below within either the rock thickness or a stormwater storage device.

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The GEOBLOCK® Porous Pavement System is comprised of the following components:

  • GEOBLOCK® units
  • Selected infill (topsoil/vegetation)
  • Engineered base materials (if required)

The GEOBLOCK® system’s unit strength and load distribution qualities allow a significant reduction in base requirements when compared to other porous pavement systems. Depending upon the sub-base and loading, GEOBLOCK® units may be placed directly on the subgrade without additional base materials.  For heavier loads or soft sub-bases, both the GEOBLOCK® units and engineered base work together to support the loading. The GEOBLOCK® system protects the topsoil from compaction and vegetative root zone from damaged by encapsulating them within the system’s structure.

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Reduce your site's impervious surface, reduce stormwater runoff and store stormwater on-site with a stabilized porous pavement system that supports traffic loading. GeoPave® is an economical, low maintenance permeable pavement option.  The Presto GeoPave® system gives you all of these benefits and long-term stability. This evolution in porous pavements stabilizes porous infill materials while acting as a natural on-site stormwater retention system. It's an economical solution that can help you meet green building goals and earn LEED credits.


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PaveDrain LLC

     Permeable Articulating Concrete Block Mats

The PaveDrain® System combines modern day functionality and a structural concept used for centuries to create the revolutionary permeable paving solution. PaveDrain incorporates a patented arch design in the middle of an articulating concrete block to create an internal storage chamber that can be filled with stormwater runoff while simultaneously providing strength for heavy vehicular loads. The PaveDrain System is designed to be a critical component of Low Impact Development (LID) allowing for the infiltration of stormwater runoff…onsite.

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The PaveDrain System is a Permeable Articulating Concrete Block/Mat (P-ACB/M) that provides environmental benefits as a designated solution for compliance with local regulatory stormwater requirements. The durability and performance, in terms of life-cycle costs, make it the prudent alternative to all other paving surfaces. PaveDrain and its aggregate bedding stone is engineered to create a natural, vertical infiltration path, that recharges local roundwater all while using nature’s inherent ability to filter first flush pollutants.  Download Brochure Here.

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