The civil engineers were tasked with managing and treating 1,000 cubic feet of stormwater runoff within a 1,200 square foot area, most of which is a parking surface....
While we understand there are many options to choose from when it comes to picking a permeable paver for your job, there are several things worth considering prior to choosing the prettiest or cheapest.
- What are the maintenance costs
Ok, there weren’t several things, there was only one thing. The first, and most important question to ask your supplier is what does it cost to maintain the product and how often should I expect that maintenance to occur. What you will often find is that the cheapest is unmaintainable and the prettiest isn’t cheap to take care of.
Feel free to download our permeable pavement maintenance cost sheet for your reference
Once you have chosen a paver, the design below the paver will be relatively the same. Here are a few considerations when designing your permeable pavement system: (I’m thinking here we have scrolling pictures of details with descriptions bel)
- Proper Stone Bed Thickness – Consult a Geotech for Guidance on Thickness, Do not Rely on Manufacturer Typical Details
- Underdrain – When clay soils are present, always use an underdrain. Moisture weakens soils, so proper drainage is a must.
- Curbs – In softer soil, use down turned ribbon curbs and two piece curbs to lock the rock and pavers in place and prevent differential settlement
- Stone – Be certain your stone is angular, not round, and has a CBR Less Than 40
- Fabric – Use a high tensile strength fabric to line the excavation and disburse the point load
- Protection – Be sure to protect your pavers during construction with our “cap and seal” method
Construction EcoServices has collected the best in porous / permeable pavement products and no other company has a better combination of solutions for your Low Impact Development project. Learn more about the various porous / permeable pavement products and solutions by clicking one of the links to the right.
OUR POROUS / PERMEABLE PAVEMENT CASE STUDIES
Why Choose Us?
Established in 2002, we provide our clients a proven, systematic approach and a reliable experienced team that can take all compliance logistical burdens off your shoulders. What could make your life simpler? One call. One point of contact. New project launches simplified. Compliance simplified. Compliance assured.
Other key reasons to choose us:
- We provide the most appropriate, cost-effective, and innovative solutions
- Our experience and expertise is the fundamental “product” our clients buy
- We focus on our customer’s success
- Our high degree of integrity
- Our ability to customize and problem solve
- All our field crew are OSHA 30
- We are agents of stormwater change
If achieving the highest level of compliance while reducing risk and lowering costs is important to you, then let’s work together. We provide full turnkey stormwater management consulting and solutions. All field crew are OSHA 30 certified.
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Stormwater: Why Care?
Stormwater management may seem like a relatively new industry, but it has actually been around since the Roman times. They knew, even back then, that managing stormwater runoff was a key issue to urban living. With poor stormwater management, both flooding and disease constantly wreaked havoc in ancient cities.
Not much has changed since then, except now, with more and more of the earth being covered over with cement and other impervious surfaces, the negative effects of poor stormwater management have increased exponentially. Our natural water supplies are at risk due to pollution and their lack of ability to recharge. The flowing of our waterways are at risk from erosion, sediment build up, and trash. And, our marine life is at risk, from all the chemicals finding their way into bodies of water.
Some may see stormwater management as just another unnecessary and unwanted cost to construction projects or property ownership and management. But, understanding the negative effects that poor or no stormwater management is causing should be a concern to us all. It affects where we live and play. It affects our marine-based food supply. It affects our dwindling water supply.
We care. It is why we do what we do.
While the rest of the country focused on treating one inch of rainfall, we were pushing the limits and learning how to manage the largest storms by using Low Impact Development (LID) / Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) solutions. We believed that if we could develop LID / GSI solutions in a place like Houston Texas, we could make them work anywhere.
Not only have we succeeded, but we have the the data, the case studies, and the experiences to prove it.
Since 2005, the team at Construction EcoServices and it’s partners around the country have dedicated their work to both the big discoveries and the small, that have drastically improved the performance and reliability of Low Impact Development. Collectively, they have been compiled here on this site, so that you may take advantage of the knowledge that has come from our success and failures.