The SWS 2021 Webinar Fest Series continues on May 27 with a free webinar on permeable pavements.
Permeable pavement is generally defined as a porous urban-type surface composed of open pore pavers, concrete, asphalt or other alternate materials with an underlying reservoir typically comprised of stone. Permeable pavement catches precipitation and surface runoff, storing it in the reservoir while allowing it to slowly infiltrate into the soil below or discharge via an underdrain. Permeable pavements thus help prevent hazards caused by extreme temperatures and are also eco-friendly. But they have drawbacks as well, such as costs, maintenance needs, and durability. Despite the claims of some companies, permeable pavements, and types, are not appropriate for every situation.
This webinar will examine the pros and cons of permeable pavements, and their uses in parking lots, driveways, and other traffic environments, while exploring the most appropriate applications. We will also examine trends for permeable pavement usage, both in public and private settings, and what these trends mean for communities and consumers.