Permeable, or pervious pavers, allow moisture and water to move between joints or through the pavers.
- Allows water to seep through, rather than puddle up and run off to the sides.
- The sub-base purifies the water and helps reduce groundwater pollution.
- Their base construction is so stable they are capable of very heavy traffic.
- Helps lower construction costs because it reduces or even eliminates the need for storm drains, ponds and trenches
- And like so many other types of pavers, they are extremely low maintenance and long-lasting.
“Green” and Naturally Safe
In fact, permeable pavers are so environmentally friendly, they’re often called “Green pavers.”
Not only are they good for heavy traffic, the standard surface of permeable pavers makes them naturally safer for all kinds of foot traffic – even for disabled and elderly people using walkers and wheelchairs.
Because of all this, some permeable pavers are compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards, and can earn credits with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) which sets Green building ratings in the U.S. and Canada.