How did PowerBlock serve the function of a detention pond, drainage inlet and a water quality unit on this project?...
WHY THESE PRODUCTS?
At two to three times the cost of traditional pavements, many immediately think that this drainage option is out of line economically with conventional design. At Construction EcoServices, we constantly challenge conventional thinking by using non-conventional methods. The same goes with permeable pavements. The objective with a permeable pavement system is to function as an inlet to filter water and distribute it into a subsurface storage system below. This rock bed slows the flow of water, extends the time of concentration, provides detention storage, and allows the water to contact the native soils, reducing the volume that leaves the site. This allows us to meet both water quality, detention and retention requirements on site, eliminating the need for catch basins, pipes, detention ponds and stormwater quality treatment devices. When you look at the total cost of a parking lot with a conventional storm sewer and compare it to a permeable pavement design, you might be surprised at the result.
Open Joint Permeable Pavers
Why Do We Recommend This Product?
“I design with the end in mind when choosing the right system for clients which means I want to be able to guarantee the maintainability of a product. PowerBlock is easy to install, easy to maintain and provides a unique, aesthetic appeal while managing stormwater for any site.”
– Chelsea Bates
Senior Project Manager, Stormwater Systems
A Low Impact Approach to Improved Management of Stormwater Runoff and Pollutant Control
Use of Open Joint Permeable Pavers is a recognized Best Management Practice by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), providing both pollution control and stormwater management. Extreme weather produces extreme rainfall. The result has been increased regulations as well as an increase in the size and expense of each property’s necessary stormwater management system. Permeable open jointed paver systems help retain stormwater on site, where the water falls, thereby allowing property owners to achieve pre-development stormwater goals with smaller capacity stormwater systems. Further, permeable open jointed pavers have the quickest return on investment and the lowest cost of ownership of any permeable pavement system. For these reasons, permeable open jointed pavers are a key component to Construction EcoServices stormwater solutions.
- Commercial and Residential Developments
- Parking Lots and Driveways
- Green Gutter
- Walkways and Paths
Advantages of Use:
- Decrease detention requirements
- Reduce overall size of storm sewer on site
- Reduction of stormwater runoff into the stormwater sewer systems
- Reduced pollutants from first flush runoff
- Improve property’s aesthetics
Give Your Pavement Power Over The Rain
When installing a permeable open jointed pavement system, use a system that solves more problems than it creates! Introducing PowerBLOCK, a high-performance permeable paving system. With surface infiltration rates of over 1,000 inches per hour, it performs 5x better than most other systems. And while all pervious pavements require maintenance, PowerBLOCK still flows at 100 inches per hour when 90% clogged, which is where most competing systems start. That means less time cleaning your pavement and more time actually using it!
In addition, we have found PowerBLOCK manufacturing provides a consistently high-quality product and inventory.
- Open joint permeable paver system
- 4.5″ high solid concrete block
- 1/4″ open joint
- No aggregate infill needed
- Infiltration rates > 1,000 in/hr
- HS 25 load rated
- Low life cycle costs
- Easy maintenance
- Creative layouts and geometry
- Available in a variety of colors
Permeable Pavement System
Compare Ecoraster’s Benefits to Traditional Paving Methods
Ecoraster is the perfect commercial permeable paving system for ground reinforcement, access roads, permeable parking lots, pathways, and permeable hardscape applications. Our plastic paver grid system is an eco-friendly alternative to asphalt and concrete paving.
These 100% recycled pavers are a great option for businesses and commercial contractors looking to reduce their environmental footprint, without sacrificing quality. As a porous paving system, Ecoraster is not only quick and easy to install, it’s an effective stormwater management solution.
Its durability and permeability dramatically reduce long-term costs, especially when compared to traditional pavers. Engineered in Germany, made in Canada and backed by a 20-year guarantee, Ecoraster can be used in commercial paving projects large and small.
Easy to Install
- easy and quick installation (up to 100 m²| 1,076 ft²/h per person)
- high resilience (up to 800 t/m²)
- low maintenance
- installation without heavy construction equipment
- no edging needed
- permeable ground reinforcement
- low transport and handling costs
- versatile applicable, accessories available
- weatherproof and unbreakable
- safety interlocking, 36 notches per m²
- UV-resistant and frostproof
- driveable green area
- 20 year warranty
PAVING CASE STUDIES
Grass Cell (G-Cell)
Grass Paving System
Drivable and Permeable Grass Surface
Grass Cell allows occasional use impervious pavements to be converted to pervious and drivable grass surfaces with a runoff reduction of up to 90%.
The cellular system is ideal for use with warm season grasses, as it doesn’t utilize solid vertical walls to support surface loads, but has lateral openings. Rhizomes and stolons use these openings to proliferate within the uncompacted soils within the structure, creating a self-healing turf.
The Grass Cell system is often used into prevent turf damage in traffic applications such as:
- access lanes
- parking lanes
- golf cart paths
- high traffic pedestrian areas
- 100% Recycled Content
- 80% TSS Removal
- Converts Impervious Pavements to Pervious, Drivable Surfaces
- Reduced Stormwater Runoff
- Reduced Heat Island Effect
- Promotes Infiltration
- Improved Aesthetics