More Permeable than Permeable Pavers? Yes

Federation Housing could have gone with permeable pavers for the garden paths and patio at the Samuel A. Green House apartments. But, then they would have been required to install extra stormwater retention features at grade — adding costs and detracting from the beautiful landscape. They also wanted a safe, non-slip surface for the elderly residents.

The solution? Garrett Churchill, Inc. paved the five-foot-wide walking paths and 24-foot-diameter patio with Porous Pave XL, made with 50 percent recycled rubber chips and 50 percent kiln-dried aggregate mixed on site with a liquid binder.

“With 27 percent void space, Porous Pave infiltrates much more stormwater water than permeable pavers. The rubber content gives it good traction and makes it freeze- and frost-heave resistant, eliminating the risks and maintenance costs of heaving and cracking.”
— Andy Sykes, CLP, Owner, Garrett Churchill, Inc. 

Interested in more information on this permeable paving project? Take a look at these articles…

“A Porous Walk in the Garden,” Landscape Contractor Design-Build-Maintain 

“Porous Pave used to avert stormwater issue at Garden of Peace in Pennsylvania,” Total Landscape Care

“Housing Development Installs Permeable Paving,” Storm Water Solutions