Technical Note – Permeable Paver Systems
Posted by Mike Munn on Mar 18, 2015
Permeable pavers are becoming increasingly popular as people and agencies strive to protect our environment. Permeable pavers help prevent water runoff and charge aquifers. Permeable pavers can only achieve designed drainage when specific aggregates are installed to create a totally permeable “system.” This system is comprised of a top layer of concrete pavers that have small joints filled with small stones. Water then enters the joints penetrating various layers of larger crushed washed stones to allow the water to either be stored, or infiltrate the soil subgrade and help filter pollutants.