Installing a DreamPave permeable driveway offers a highly durable and porous way for residential, commercial and municipal stormwater management. DreamPave works best on driveways, walkways, patios, pool areas and tree surrounds.
DreamPave uses Canadian granites to provide our green technology, resin bound aggregate pavement to create a modern and, above all, sustainable surface for North American climates. So, let’s discover a few of the benefits of a DreamPave surface.
Discover the Benefits of a DreamPave Surface
A resilient landscape is one that functions naturally by allowing rain to permeate back into the soil. PurePave has a permeable sub-base that allows water to drain 30 cm below the surface back into the soil. Therefore, an enormous amount of water per second can drain through the PurePave surface.
It has the lowest carbon footprint of any surfacing material to produce. This Earth Conscious Surfacing™ uses 5.4 kg of recycled plastic per square metre and has zero VOC emissions. Moreover, DreamPave prevents stormwater pollution from running into the sewers and into rivers, streams and our water supply.
Low-Impact Development (LID)
DreamPave can be used to mitigate flooding and circumvent the need for traditional stormwater infrastructure. So, it can save developers money as a Low-Impact Development (LID) strategy.
Strong and Flexible
DreamPave is 6X stronger than asphalt and 1.6X stronger than cement. Moreover, it’s the first pavement not to lose strength from frost/thaw simulations performed by the University of Ottawa. aditionally, it’s flexible and doesn’t crack! DreamPave has a 6.1 mpA of flexural strength.
Comfortably ‘Cool’ to Walk on in the Summer
In the summer months, the DreamPave surface is noticeably cooler to walk on than asphalt, concrete and interlock surfaces. So, it’s ideal for pool areas. Moreover, heat buildup in and around cities is a problem. This heat buildup is called the urban heat island effect. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “Although originally designed for storm- water control, permeable pavements are emerging as a potential cool pavement.” Permeable surfaces, like DreamPave, enhance water evaporation. In turn, this cools the pavement surface and surrounding air.
DreamPave is practically immune to the cracking and buckling caused by our harsh Canadian winters. Plus, snow melts 50% faster. Therefore, 50% less salt is required to melt ice.
Anti-slip and AODA Compliant
The DreamPave surface is slip-resistant and can be upgraded to anti-slip. Plus, DreamPave is AODA compliant. So, this is ideal for wheelchair access. Also, faster snow melt in the winter, with minimal ice build-up, and extra grip, makes DreamPave an excellent safety surface.
DreamPave’s attractive natural granites literally sparkle in the sunshine. In fact, neighbours will think you’ve sprinkled Swarovski crystals on your driveway. Additionally, it’s made of 100% Canadian granite and available in an array of naturally perfected colours.
Made in Canada
5 Year Warranty
A DreamPave permeable installations comes with an unparalleled 5 Year DreamPave Limited Warranty.
40 Year Rating
Independent, scientific testing by the University of Ottawa, rates DreamPave with an expected Lifespan of 40+ years. Most importantly, this rating is within our Canadian climate.