Turf Magazine - October, 2014 FEATURES The Popularity of Permeability

Interest in permeable pavers is growing because of increased attention to reducing stormwater runoff and client demands for eco-friendly landscaping practices. With permeable pavers, water permeates through the pavers' joints and into a specialized open-graded base system where it can be absorbed by the earth. These benefits are driving the popularity of this material.

"Federal law now limits the amount of area that can be developed as an impervious surface," Antunes says. "But turning to permeable pavers solves that problem. You can still have a patio, pool deck, driveway or walkway, and it's not counting against that regulatory number." - Mark Antunes, technical information representative with EP Henry.