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Permeable Pavement Design for Stormwater Management CompliancePermeable pavers, also referred to as "porous pavement systems" or "permeable interlocking concrete pavements" (PICP), reduce the need to rebuild storm sewers in the face of the new building though effective stormwater management. Non-porous paved surfaces result in significant runoff, land erosion, and silt formation in service bodies of water. As Central California and many areas of the country have over more and more land to meet the demand for housing and highways, stormwater management becomes an increasingly large problem, resulting in the growing number of ordinances and regulations around the use of permeable pavements in land development.
Your Partner in Permeable Paver Design and InstallationProper design, engineering, and installation are critical in the successful completion of ordinance-compliant projects. We work closely with developers, engineers, architects, and city planners to produce residential, commercial, and municipal projects that are MS4 compliance for stormwater management in Southern California and that meet best management practices (BMP).
How Permeable Pavers WorkPermeable Interlocking Concrete Pavements (PICP) beautify a space with their intricate patterns, while providing an environmentally friendly paving solution that aids stormwater management. The porous pavers used for PICP soak up stormwater and direct it to the soil below rather than encouraging it to rush toward storm drains, gathering chemicals and impurities in its wake. In addition, the voids between the paving stones facilitate the process by providing a place for the stormwater to drain through. During the permeable pavement installation process, a geotextile fabric is laid over a level of gravel beneath the stones to trap impurities.
Benefits Of Water Permeable PavementProper installation of permeable pavers offers you significant advantages over the life of the pavement, especially as compared to asphalt and other less porous products. Why?
- Reasonable installation costs, even on large services when installed with high quality paving machinery
- Reduced maintenance costs, as sections of the finished payment can be removed for underground utility repairs, installation of new pipes and lines, or replacing individual stones that have been damaged or stained by oil or effervescence
- Strength enough to withstand traffic, even in busy thoroughfares
- Durability over the long run. The California Ready Concrete Association affirms that properly laid permeable pavers last 20 to 40 years.
Where To Use Permeable Interlocking Concrete PavementPermeable pavers are one of several types of permeable paving solutions in use, and is the one most appropriate to many exterior hardscape areas. It works particularly well for
- Commercial and residential driveways
- Parking lots
- Residential and commercial garages
- Fire lanes
- Patios in the public, private, and commercial areas
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