Tuesday, July 25, 2017
H2 Turf Porous Pavement FAQ
There are different types of materials that are used in hard surface construction for residential and commercial applications. The most familiar materials are concrete, asphalt, and loose surfacing materials like gravel or pebbles. Permeable pavement is a relatively new material that is gaining popularity with homeowners and commercial property owners all over the U.S. It is also known as porous pavement, pervious concrete, and porous asphalt.
Porous pavement allows rainwater to run through the material, which helps avoid water pooling and rainwater runoff problems. All types of surface structures can be made with porous pavement including parking lot stalls, sidewalks, cycle-paths, walking trails, tree surrounds, and more.
There are different types of porous pavement which have been developed for industrial applications. Here are some FAQ about our H2 Turf Porous Pavement Product that you’ll want to know.
What is H2 Turf Porous Pavement?
The three types of Porous Pavement are asphalt, pervious concrete, and permeable interlocking pavers. H2 Turf Porous Pavement is an engineered product made from recycled rubber tires, crushed stone, and a urethane binder. It is used as an alternate concrete or asphalt surface material which can be installed over a crushed stone base or over concrete and asphalt. The pervious paving material is flexible and allows rainwater to filter through the material rather than making it run off.
Is Porous Pavement strong and durable?
Our H2 Turf Porous Pavement is very strong and durable. It can support the weight of parking lot or driveway vehicle traffic. The rubber consistency makes it highly flexible so it won’t crack, flake, or crumble like asphalt and concrete will. It resists impacts very well and doesn’t absorb water.
What can Porous Pavement be used for?
Not only can H2 Turf be used to build an ADA-compliant handicap ramp over existing concrete or asphalt, it is very useful for a wide variety of residential and commercial applications.
Swimming Pool Decks – The non-slip porous pavement is perfect for the swimming pool area. If you are having a swimming pool installed or repaved, consider our H2 Turf as an alternate material.
Patios & Balconies – Our porous pavement makes a wonderful patio material in place of paving stones or concrete. There’s no need to install a thousand pavers when this material can be installed quickly and requires very little maintenance. Concrete doesn’t allow rainwater to absorb into the ground, which is why there are so many problems with water pooling around concrete patios and slab foundations. Porous pavement is a much better option.
Permeable Pavement Marine Docks – The non-slip porous pavement is also great for a marine dock. The material is engineered for excellent longevity which is important near any type of water source.
Porous Pavement Sidewalks, Parking Stalls, Driveways – H2 Turf can be installed over existing asphalt or concrete and can support the weight of a vehicle, so it’s perfect for parking stalls, driveways, sidewalks, or walking and bike trails. It comes in a range of standard colors that enhance the landscape design. Colors available are black, green, cypress, bark brown, and redwood.
Alternate To Loose Surfacing Materials (gravel, pebbles, etc)
With gravel or pebbles, there is going to be frequent maintenance involved to keep the surface in good condition. Frequent potholes and washing away of the material after storm rain is a problem. Porous pavement does not move and won’t form potholes. It is the best alternative to replace gravel or pebble driveways and walkways.
How do I maintain my Porous Pavement?
Our H2 Turf Porous Pavement is extremely easy to maintain. The material resists stain and damage that concrete and asphalt cannot. To prolong the life of the surface material and save on maintenance costs, you should regularly remove any yard debris or trash so it doesn’t accumulate for long.
Get rid of any weeds and vegetation surrounding the material by manually removing it and vacuum or sweep to keep it clean. Make sure you inform contractors who work on your property about the porous pavement areas so you can prevent damage. You can contact us at the number below if there’s ever a problem with the material.