Permeable Pavers

Concerned About the Environment?

So are we because stormwater runoff has been directly tied to environmental concerns. You see, it picks up and carries pollutants into nearby storm drains that lead directly to streams, lakes and rivers, and ultimately into coastal waters where the contaminants affect aquatic life, fishing, swimming, and even our drinking water. To address this, many cities and towns have imposed limits on the area impervious surfaces can cover residential and commercial property.

And when it comes to rainfall, Mother Nature is fickle! Low water reservoirs, bans imposed on watering lawns, flash floods, wet yards, flooded basements and beaches closed due to bacteria count can all be linked to stormwater run-off, or in other words, rainfall not seeping directly into the ground as Mother Nature intended.

Pavement plays a significant role, and we can help! Our Aqua-Bric, Eco-Stone and Andover Collection and 5511 pavers allow water, even heavy rainfall and snowmelt, to drain through openings in the surface. As it passes through an open-graded stone base, contaminants are naturally filtered out from the water before it infiltrates into the soil below.

Permeable pavers…a built-in solution to managing stormwater pollution with all the benefits, style and character of our traditional pavers. Pavers by Ideal…making products that lessen our impact on the world around us and helping build a cleaner and more sustainable future.

Why Permeable Pavers?

  • All the benefits of our standard pavers
    • Pedestrian and vehicular friendly
    • Choice of styles, colors and patterns
    • Firm, stable and slip-resistant
    • Strong and durable
    • Factory-made and ready to install year-round
    • Easy to clean and maintain
  • Capable of infiltrating 100% of rainfall
  • Contribute to groundwater recharge
  • Rainwater harvesting
  • Qualify for LEED® Credits
  • Mitigate runoff, TSS, pollutant loads and capture “first flush”
  • Winter friendly
    • Snow-plow safe
    • Allow snow melt to drain
    • Minimize icing and deicer use
  • Cost-Competitive
  • Our Andover 5511 pavers are highly effective as a permeable interlocking pavement to infiltrate stormwater runoff.

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    Andover 5511 Permeable

  • Our Andover Collection StoneCleft and Smooth pavers provide a stylish solution when seeking a permeable interlocking pavement with a large-scale format.

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    Andover Collection Permeable

  • Aqua-Bric provides classic New England-style with the added benefit of allowing stormwater to drain through and infiltrate into the soil below.

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    Aqua-Bric®

  • Aqua-Bric 8 offers the pedestrian-friendly features of Aqua-Bric in a larger and thicker size that is suited for heavy-duty traffic loads found in parking lots, entrance drives and low-speed roadways and streets.

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    Aqua-Bric® 8

  • Our Turfstone concrete grid paving slab features a flat, “lattice” style surface with apertures that can be planted with grass or filled with stone to infiltrate stormwater.

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    Turfstone