The porous pavement material uses recycled tires for improved storm water infiltration
On Jan. 17, Porous Pave Inc. announced that they surpassed 13 million lb of recycled rubber used in installations of its permeable paving material.
An eco-friendly green building product made in the U.S., Porous Pave is a highly porous paving material that offers high permeability for optimal storm water retention, application versatility and durability. The controlled shredding and processing of recycled tires produces the fine-cut chips of recycled rubber incorporated into the paving material. With 27% void space, the paving material infiltrates storm water onsite, decreasing runoff into storm drains and sewers.
“Topping 13 million lb demonstrates that facility managers, public garden administrators, public works officials, landscape architects and contractors continue to trust our proven product for their permeable paving applications,” said Dave Ouwinga, president of Porous Pave Inc.
“Porous Pave fulfills our requirements for permeable pavement,” said Jack Carman, FASLA, RLA, landscape architect for Design for Generations, a landscape architecture firm specializing in the design and development of therapeutic gardens and landscapes. “It provides greater porosity than permeable pavers, it is non-slip and gives off less reflective glare than concrete, and its texture and colors enable us to harmonize permeable pavement within our garden designs.”