Permeable Pavement Solutions
Building parking lots, driveways and roads using Ecoraster® Permeable Pavement helps to restore natural infiltration functions to the landscape and reduce impacts to watercourses by allowing rain/ stormwater to slowly infiltrate into the ground. Contaminants are removed from the stormwater as it infiltrates slowly through the gravel sub-base and into the native soil.
The main environmental benefits of Ecoraster® are:
- reduction of runoff, which reduces flood risk, stream erosion and damage to downstream infrastructure;
- removal of contaminants from infiltrated stormwater; and
- reduction in heat flux from the pavement surface to the atmosphere, which helps to mitigate against the urban heat island.