Permeable paving is quickly becoming the most desirable surface option for driveways, patios, walkways, tree surrounds, and more. Not surprising, especially when we consider the negative impact “impermeable” surfaces have had on our landscape. Needless to say, building a resilient landscape should be a top priority. So, how does permeable pavement work? Let’s discuss PurePave; a revolutionary permeable pavement.
PurePave: How does Permeable Pavement Work?
Green and Resilient Infrastructure
PurePave is green and resilient. Traditional surfaces, such as asphalt and concrete, are “hard” and “impermeable”. Consequently, stormwater and surface run-off has nowhere to go. This causes flooding and stormwater pollution. Alternatively, PurePave’s intelligent formula creates high strength surfacing that allows rainwater to seep into the soil. Therefore, it helps cut off stormwater and, in turn, reduces the stress and pollution on local waterways.
PurePave functions just like natural soil. It allows water to permeate through and return back to the water table. So, it helps replenish aquifers. Plus, this has a positive effect on surrounding vegetation and tree-root systems.
Therefore, PurePave has the potential to play a major role in stormwater management and help create more resilient cities. In fact, Low Impact Development (LID) techniques, such as PurePave, have captured the attention of the Ontario Conservation Authority, the City of Toronto and the National Research Council (NRC). Proper permeable pavements must meet both aquatic and structural requirements otherwise they are not considered by experts. PurePave not only meets, but exceeds both requirements and is considered the benchmark!
Click here to read a Toronto Star article about a PurePave, net-zero run-off property in Toronto.