Porous Pave – The Pour-in-Place Recycled Permeable Paving Material

Addition of New Distributors Makes Eco-Friendly Recycled Porous Pave Available in Western Canada and Ontario



GRAND RAPIDS, MI–(Marketwired – Jul 28, 2015) – Porous Pave, Inc. has added two new distributors in Canada for Porous Pave, the company’s highly porous, flexible and durable pour-in-place pavement material. The new distributors are Brico Services (British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan), and J&J Porous Pave (Ontario).

“Our distributors are committed to training and certifying installation contractors,” said Dave Ouwinga, president and chief executive officer, Porous Pave, Inc. “To help ensure excellent results, they also provide expert technical support during project planning and installation.”

An eco-friendly green building product, Porous Pave infiltrates stormwater on-site, reduces the volume and slows the velocity of peak stormwater flow into storm drains and storm sewers, decreases erosion from runoff, filters out water pollutants, and recharges groundwater which will be a great advantage for Calgary.

Engineered with 29 percent void space, Porous Pave allows water to permeate through its surface, filter down through the compacted aggregate base on which it is poured, and then seep into the soil. Porous Pave XL consists of 50 percent recycled rubber chips and 50 percent stone aggregate with a moisture-cured binding agent. Porous Pave XLS is 100 percent recycled rubber chips with a more elastic binder.

“One of our goals is better utilizing recycled materials to reduce construction’s environmental footprint. With its recycled rubber content, Porous Pave projects have re-used a total of six million pounds of rubber from 200,000 scrap tires,” said Scott Atkinson, president, Napa Valley Materials, LLC, Calistoga, Calif. “We care about improving water quality through stormwater management. Porous Pave has been proven in a decade of permeable installations,”

“There is a strong demand in Western Canada for permeable and pervious paving surfaces for retaining stormwater,” said Brian Pirot, owner, Brico Services, Calgary, Alberta. “As a supply and distribution company specializing in landscape and building supplies and equipment, we offer products that provide superior performance. Porous Pave is engineered to achieve greater permeability than other paving products.”

“I found out about Porous Pave when I was looking for an alternative to concrete and asphalt for my own driveway. We installed Porous Pave in September 2014, and it came through one of the coldest Canadian winters in a long time in great shape,” said Jim Roth, president, J&J Porous Pave, Stratford, Ontario. “I was so impressed, I started a company to distribute Porous Pave.”

With two different formulations, XL and XLS, Porous Pave’s versatility is unsurpassed. Porous Pave XL is a hard, heavy-duty material with the compressive strength to support vehicle as well as foot traffic. Applications include parking lots and driveways, walkways and trails, and golf cart paths. Porous Pave XL is also a sustainable and non-slip alternative to metal grates for tree surrounds in urban streetscapes. Unlike pervious concrete or permeable pavers, Porous Pave XL can be installed on slopes up to 30 degrees.

Porous Pave XLS is more impact-absorbing and provides a safe, slip-resistant surface for playgrounds and areas around swimming pools and spas. In addition, contractors can over-pour XLS on patios to re-surface cracked concrete. Its 100 percent rubber content and light weight (six pounds per square foot at two inches deep) make it a sensible solution for paved surfaces atop roofs, including rooftop patios and green roof walkways and borders.


About Porous Pave

Porous Pave, Inc. (Grant, Mich.) manufactures Porous Pave, a highly porous, durable and flexible surfacing material consisting of recycled rubber, aggregate and a binding agent. With 6,300 gallons per hour per square foot permeability, Porous Pave is a superior solution for stormwater retention. Every 1,000 square feet of two-inch Porous Pave uses rubber recycled from 300 tires. It is resilient and slip resistant. A pour in place material, Porous Pave conforms to any landscape design and installs on grades up to 30 degrees. Porous Pave is easy to install. Using a standard mortar mixer, mixing time is under a minute. Curing time is only 24 hours. For technical specifications, independent lab test results and distributor locations, visit www.porouspaveinc.com. Or www.Bricoservices.ca

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