HOW DOES PERMEABLE PAVEMENT WORK?
Unlike conventional or even porous asphalt or concrete pavement, TRUEGRID permeable pavement 90% permable. TRUEGRID is made from 100% post-consumer recycled polyolefin plastic, a strong material capable of heavy loads and traffic. TRUEGRID brand pavers, with a circular cell structured geometric design, can support over 6800 psi before rock fill which makes it stronger still. The grid allows for the use of gravel and rock as fill, creating larger pores and a faster drainage rate than porous asphalt or concrete pavement. This feature allows storm water to drain naturally through the permeable surface into the porous sub-base below and back through the ground into the water supply. This creates a more environmentally friendly footprint by preventing flooding and erosion, allowing storm water to sink through into the earth instead of running off, helping create the opportunity for bioremediation to remove pollutants before it enters natural aquifers, streams, ponds and ground water systems. Click our Environment tab for more information on how our paving system helps our planet!
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN POROUS CONCRETE, ASPHALT AND PERMEABLE PAVEMENT?
Our pervious pavers require no maintenance, unlike porous asphalt and concrete which must be cleaned and maintained regularly. This is due to the much smaller pore size in porous asphalt and concrete. Because of the difference in pore size, TRUEGRID pavers have a much faster drainage capacity, leaving your area dry and comfortable for customers, employees and other visitors, while having greater water storage capacity which allows the water to be retained /detained preventing flooding and runoff. The stormwater soaks into the earth more slowly, preventing runoff from even strong rainstorms.
Have you ever had to cross a parking lot on a hot day? Larger pore space as well as the void space or air between the aggregate in our TRUEGRID pavers helps dissipate heat more quickly, keeping the area cooler and more comfortable than porous asphalt and concrete. Concrete pavements, porous or standard, absorb rather than dissipate the heat, making them stay hotter for longer periods of time. This translates to a much cooler surface and environment with TRUEGRID pavers and a greatly reduced heat island effect. We’d be happy to tell you more about our permeable pavers; just contact us through the form above for more details!
WHAT DOES PERMEABLE PAVEMENT COST TO MAINTAIN?
How does no maintenance cost sound? With a 40-year life cycle, our TRUEGRID permeable pavers require virtually no maintenance! That means no cleaning or maintenance costs, which equals a better bottom line. This is very different from porous asphalt or concrete pavement which may require patching and frequent cleanings to continue effectively allowing storm water to permeate through to the earth. Our TRUEGRID permeable pavers remain porous their entire 25 to 60 year lifespan without cleaning, as sediment naturally washes away without needing to be vacuumed or cleaned as asphalt or concrete porous pavers require. Give us a call at the above number to talk to one of our experts about how permeable pavers will save you not only in the future, but 1/2 to 1/3 of your installation cost versus concrete!
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