Porous asphalt is innovative when it comes to paving. Made with course aggregates, it is different from regular asphalt in that rain and melting snow do not simply pool on top of it, but actually drains right through pavement. This means that it can reduce potential environmental damage and other problems caused by pooling water. Porous asphalt has several benefits. Here are the top 4!
- Decreased Risk of Injury/Falls: Since water can’t pool on top of the pavement, ice patches are reduced.
- Reduced Demand for Sewer System: Water is able to drain through the surface, so the water does not have to runoff into the sewage system. In areas where people pay for this, it can also help reduce costs.
- Long-Lasting: Porous asphalt has been known to show little to no natural damage, even after 20 years.
- Environmentally Friendly: The water won’t sit on top of the pavement and pick up pollutants such as oil, grease, and metals that can runoff into and damage the surrounding landscape.
The best part about porous asphalt is that it looks just as great as any other pavement. It does not look porous, but instead appears smooth. You can find porous asphalt in a variety of paved areas such as:
- Parking lots
- Bike trails
- Walking paths
- And more!
Contact us today to discuss using porous asphalt for your next residential, commercial, or industrial paving project!