A driveway that made of blocks or washed stoned that allow water to soak into the ground.

Permeable Pavement

What you need to know


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Learn about Permeable Pavement

Best Location

Permeable pavement works well on driveways and walkways that have:

Flat areas with less than a two percent slope
Two-foot drop in elevation for every 100 feet

Soil with a high infiltration rate
Allows water that is temporarily stored in the pavement to soak into the ground

Little tree cover
Tree roots or overhanging tree canopy can negatively impact the pavement

Small spaces
Many stormwater features require a large footprint

There are different types of permeable pavement. Talk with your contractor to see what's the best fit for your property.

Removing Pavement

Concrete driveways are not pervious. This causes rainwater to flow off the driveway rather than into the ground.

Why remove it?
Removing this pavement creates less stormwater runoff, which is better for our streams.

Benefits

Benefits
Offers a nice aesthetic 
Good for the environment 
Creates less stormwater runoff
Reduces water pollution

Permeable pavement spreads out stormwater, soaks it into the ground, and slows it down.

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Contact

 

Justin Harcum
Project Manager
919-996-3965

Department:
Engineering Services
Service Categories:
Stormwater
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