Porous Pave Has Used 10 Million Pounds of Recycled Rubber in Applications

Porous Pave Inc. will mark an environmental milestone this year: surpassing 10 million pounds of recycled rubber used in applications of its permeable paving material. An eco-friendly green building product made in the U.S.A., Porous Pave is a porous, durable and flexible paving material. The controlled shredding and processing of discarded tires produces the 1/8- to 1/4-inch, fine-cut chips of recycled rubber incorporated into Porous Pave.

Porous Pave Inc. will mark an environmental milestone this year: surpassing 10 million pounds of recycled rubber used in applications of its permeable paving material.

Porous Pave Inc. will mark an environmental milestone this year: surpassing 10 million pounds of recycled rubber used in applications of its permeable paving material.

Porous Pave installations retain stormwater on site, decreasing runoff into storm drains and storm sewers. Porous Pave XL is the company’s strongest and most durable formulation for hard-wearing permeable pavement. XL combines equal amounts of recycled rubber chips and aggregate mixed on site with a moisture-cured, liquid binder. For more impact-absorbing permeable surfacing, XLS is made with 100 percent rubber chips mixed with a softer binder.

“Topping 10 million pound demonstrates that builders, facility managers, landscape architects and contractors continue to put their trust in Porous Pave for public, commercial and residential permeable paving applications,” says Dave Ouwinga, president, Porous Pave Inc.

“Porous Pave infiltrates much more stormwater than permeable pavers,” adds Andy Sykes, CLP, owner, Garrett Churchill Inc. “The recycled rubber chips give it good traction and make it freeze- and frost heave-resistant.” As the project designer and landscape contractor, Garrett Churchill selected Porous Pave for the permeable walkways and patio at the Gil Rosenthal Garden of Peace (Elkins Park, Pa.).

“In addition to permeability and walking surface comfort and safety, we required a strong paving material that can hold up against periodic flooding along the Charles River,” says Horace Aikman, RLA, senior associate and director, construction technologies, CRJA-IBI Group. “Porous Pave also has material quality and visual appeal appropriate for a premier Class A office park.” As the landscape architecture firm for the project, CRJA-IBI selected Porous Pave for the Wellesley Office Park Walking Path (Wellesley, Mass.).

“We chose Porous Pave because it is an innovative green material, which while new to the Cape, offers proven permeability and demonstrated durability,” notes Kristen Andres, director of education and outreach, Association to Preserve Cape Cod (APCC). APCC selected Porous Pave for the permeable sidewalk and handicap parking pad at its Living Landscape Laboratory (Dennis, Mass.).

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