A permeable driveway is made of porous surface which reduces the amount of surface water that runs off during heavy rainfalls; Permeable driveways prevent stormwater run-off, which is why it is a most eco-friendly driveway solution.
Typical materials include resin-bound aggregates, gravel or permeable pavers are all examples of permeable driveway surfaces. They are porous, allowing water to be absorbed through the service and into the ground below, where it can drain back to the water table as nature intended.
Permeable driveways are a sustainable pavement solution to the hazardous effects of stormwater run-off and helps replenish our water tables.
At Dream Pave, we are leading installers of permeable driveways and permeable walkways. We are also the Authorized PurePave Installer for the Greater Toronto Area, and only install PurePave since it is a highly durable, permeable, pavement made from granite that is resin bound made from recycled materials.
So, let’s learn more about why PurePave is the most eco-friendly driveway on the market!
Why are permeable driveways the most eco-friendly Driveways?
Prevent Flooding and Stormwater Pollution
Permeable pavement is incredibly porous. It 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. So, it has the potential to play a major role in flood reduction. Additionally, PurePave prevents stormwater pollution from running into the sewers and into rivers, streams and our water supply.
Permeable pavement functions just like natural soil. It allows water to permeate through and return back to the water table. So, it helps replenish aquifers. Plus, this has a positive effect on surrounding vegetation and tree-root systems.
Low-Impact Development (LID)
PurePave mitigates flooding and circumvents the need for traditional stormwater infrastructure. So, it can save developers money as a Low-Impact Development (LID) strategy.
Eco-Friendly Driveway Uses Less Salt in the Winter
PurePave is ideal for Canada’s Climate. Snow melts 50% faster. Therefore, 50% less salt is required to melt ice. Therefore, there’s less salt contaminating local waterways and treatment plants. Win, win, and win!
100% Natural Canadian Granite
The unique PurePave surface is 100% natural Canadian granite, crushed into small, pea-sized aggregate (stones). This granite is a by-product of other granite products. For example, recycled countertops. Reuse. Recycle. Repurpose. Another reason why PurePave is the most eco-friendly driveway.
Low Carbon Footprint
PurePave 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 Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) emissions. The PurePave Resin is 50% plant-based and non-flammable. Moreover, there’s no leeching, or toxic run-off, from the PurePave Resin. Additionally, the PurePave Resin and aggregate is mixed and poured on-site. There are no manufacturing plants or hauling trucks. In fact, PurePave’s production carbon footprint is 4-8 times less than asphalt and concrete.
Durable, Eco-Friendly Driveway with 40+ Year Rating
Independent, scientific testing by the University of Ottawa, rates PurePave with an expected Lifespan of 40+ years. Most importantly, this rating is within our Canadian climate. Durability means less waste. Another reason why PurePave is the most eco-friendly driveway. Get inspired by exploring our Online Project Gallery.