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What Is Porous Paving?

Porous paving is a recent invention that is making the coexistence of plants and humans possible. This unique idea is transforming the existing systems affecting both the quality of life and life-sustaining systems.


Porous paving systems allow water to seep through its pores. It allows the water to seep into the underground water table and not stream down on the sides. This water infiltration helps not only in balancing the environment but also eliminates the want of maintaining a drainage system.





At Root Cause, we install a flexible, rubberized, porous paving system known as Porous Pave XL. This practice offers a superior solution to allow people and trees to live cohesively together in a wide variety of commercial, residential, and public works applications. We install this type of paving in tree pits (i.e. the opening in the sidewalk for the area around the tree). The next time you are walking in downtown Seattle, look down and you will see firsthand the quality as well as the workmanship of Root Cause. This best practice is also used for walking paths in the vicinity of tree roots, parking paths, and driveways.



Benefits Of Porous Paving Systems


This technique offers superior permeability, outstanding adaptability yet displays durability. Porous or permeable pavement helps with water drainage by allowing the water to percolate through the pavement into the soil below. With concrete or asphalt, the water must run off the sides into streams and the local water table.


  • Flood And Storm Management

Porous pave helps in flood and water management. It prevents water collection and provides environmentally-friendly solutions for driveways, pavements, lanes, roadways, and industrial yards.


  • Durable

Like the traditional paving solutions, these are also durable and offer outstanding adaptability. These pave systems last long and help you keep your surroundings clean and green.


  • Cost-Effective

These solutions come with a reasonable price tag and can save you time and money on tree care or sidewalk/driveway repairs in the future. Porous paving can be installed with the same amount of money as the traditional paving systems.


  • Environmental Friendly

Porous systems help prevent water runoff. It allows water to percolate down in the natural water table instead of the local water table.


  • Compliments Modern Infrastructure

It is the need of the hour to update the existing infrastructure and switch to more smart and viable solutions. Porous paving aptly provides a cost-effective technique that matches modern infrastructure.


How Do Porous Paving Systems Work?


Porous paving systems work in the same way as the natural ground. It has pores that allow water to infiltrate through and collect in the rock base. This water then slowly seeps into the underground in the natural water table. Thus it prevents water runoff.


In times of rain and storm, it keeps a check of excessive water collection at a place. These porous pavement systems allow rainwater to absorb into the ground. Paving systems that are made of concrete and asphalt do not offer such facility.


The material is a combination of rubber, rock and glue mixed together and contains 25% pore space to allow water to pass through and reach the roots of the trees. Flexible porous paving is made from kiln-dried rock, glue and recycled tires which helps us preserve existing trees while expanding the walking surface around them. Think more space for “green bikes” Seattleites love and think fewer tripping hazards for the elderly and the fashionistas in their high heels.


Porous paves are changing the way we live. This simple adoption of an innovative technique can help maintain a balance of environment. In addition, it helps in management of stormwater, runoff, flooding risks etc. Let’s imbibe these simple yet durable solutions for a better living.


From rootcauseseattle.com: Flexible porous paving is designed to hold up to the demands of modern infrastructure while remaining porous and flexible. It is a cost-effective solution for maintaining healthy trees in an urban environment.