Paver Systems Installation

Grade A Construction stays abreast of governmental standards which affect our clients projects.  Paving systems, pervious or impervious can create challenges for our clientele which provided our team the opportunity to educate owners on how they will be impacted.  Pervious pavers can come in many shapes and sizes, also known as porous concrete, porous pavement, gap-graded concrete, or enhanced porosity concrete, are comprised of concrete bricks, separated by joints, or gaps, filled with small stones or sand, which are laid over a bed of aggregate stones. Water is able to infiltrate through the joints in the pavers, and is stored in void space underneath the paver surface, where it is then filtered back into the soil.

Pervious pavers serve the same purpose as pavement- allowing people to walk, drive and park on them, but unlike imperious pavement- they can provide the environmental benefit of stormwater treatment and capture. By replacing existing concrete sidewalks and driveways, and also incorporating pervious pavers into new construction, communities can greatly improve their water quality.

Benefits of Paver Systems include:

  • Meet U.S. EPA stormwater performance criteria for a structural BMP

  • Reduce amount of nutrients entering the waterways

  • Reduce combined sewer system overflows by lessening the amount of water that enters combined sewers

  • Provide 100% pervious surface in up to 3 inch rain event

  • Reduce or eliminate need for retention ponds or storm sewers when implemented with new construction

  • Trap vehicular and residential pollutants

  • Reduce heat island effect due to evaporation

  • Are low maintenance

    • Localized replacement of paving units with no unsightly patches.

    • Requires less salt to defrost ice and snow in the winter

  • Yearly upkeep is minimal

    • Replenishing aggregate if necessary

    • Removing debris from aggregate

  • Can be safer than impervious concrete

    • Pavers allow melting snow and ice to infiltrate, lessening the probability of black ice.

    • Naturally brighter and reflects more light, increasing nighttime visibility.

    • Provides more traction for pedestrians and vehicles, especially in inclement weather.