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Porous Paving Improves Infiltration

Porous paving is a green infrastructure solution for commercial developments and private residences. Permeable paving incorporates products that improve runoff infiltration. Unlike concrete and asphalt, porous paving products absorb runoff while also stabilizing driveways, parking lots and fire lanes. 

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Permeable paving can be achieved with a number of different products including permeable pavers and cellular confinement systems. Each of our porous paving products have unique designs that improve stormwater management.

Permeable Pavers

GEOBLOCK for permeable parking lot

GEOBLOCK® Grass Porous Pavers

The durable and porous GEOBLOCK® Grass Pavers offer superior load distribution, improved turf protection plus high resistance to stress. With a topsoil infill, the GEOBLOCK Pavers allow a high rate of stormwater infiltration and support healthy vegetation.

Applications Include:

  • Emergency and Utility Access Lanes
  • Overflow Parking Areas
  • Road Shoulders
  • Pedestrian Trails
  • Greenways

Width x Length – 20 in x 40 in (0.5 m x 1.0m)

Depth – 1.2 in (30 mm)

GEOBLOCK Installation Instructions
GEOBLOCK Specification
GEOBLOCK product image

GEOBLOCK®5150 Vegetated Porous Pavers

The GEOBLOCK®5150 Vegetated Porous Pavement System offers superior load distribution, high resistance to stress, and turf protection. With a topsoil infill, the GEOBLOCK®5150 system allows a high rate of stormwater infiltration and supports healthy vegetation.

Applications Include:

  • Emergency and Utility Access Lanes
  • Overflow Parking Areas
  • Road Shoulders & Medians
  • Pedestrian Trails
  • Greenways

Width x Length – 20 in x 40 in (0.5 m x 1.0m)
Depth – 2 in (50 mm)

GEOBLOCK 5150 Installation Instructions
GEOBLOCK 5150 Specification
GEOPAVE installed for parking lot

GEOPAVE® Aggregate Porous Pavers

Designed for everyday traffic, the GEOPAVE® Gravel Porous Pavement System promotes stormwater infiltration, manages runoff, and creates water storage. The GEOPAVE system’s highly permeable aggregate infill limits runoff as its herringbone construction keeps aggregate in place during heavy traffic.

The GEOPAVE system is a cost-effective alternative to porous asphalt and pervious concrete.

Applications Include:

  • Emergency and Utility Access Lanes
  • Parking Areas
  • Pedestrian Trails & Walkways
  • Driveways
  • Shoulders & Medians

Width x Length – 20 in x 40 in (0.5 m x 1.0m)
Depth – 2 in (50 mm)

GEOPAVE Installation Instructions
GEOPAVE Specification
PaveDrain use for a porous paving parking lot in Dayton, VA.


PaveDrain® may look like a permeable paver but this innovative porous paving system is actually an articulated concrete block. Every PaveDrain® paver has an arched internal storage chamber that collects stormwater runoff. The runoff infiltrates through the porous paver’s open joints.

The joints in between PaveDrain® blocks are left ¼” open in order to maximize infiltration of stormwater and sediment. Despite these small openings, the porous paving system is ADA compliant.

PaveDrain® has an HS-25 load rating which means it can withstand heavy loads. You can install this permeable paving product in parking lots, fire lanes, residential drives ways, cart paths and emergency access roads.

To accurately report captured stormwater runoff, add the INFIL-Tracker Monitoring System which measures the volume of runoff captured and the infiltration rates.

Block Size

12″ x 12″ x 5.65″

Each block weighs approximately 50 pounds

PaveDrain® can be installed by hand or by machine. It is important to note that even machine installations will likely involve some hand installation work. 

For the most thorough installation instructions, refer to the manufacturer’s guidelines for machine or hand installation.

PaveDrain® should be checked bi-monthly, ideally during a rain event in order to ensure there is proper infiltration. A visual inspection of the joints will reveal whether they are clogged with sediment or debris.

Additionally, you can stick a ruler between PaveDrain’s joints to determine how much sediment in in the storage chamber. If the ruler is unable to go more than 2″ deep, it is time to clean the porous paving system.

The best way to clean your PaveDrain® system is to use a PaveDrain VAC Head with a combination truck or a commercial vacuum truck. These methods result in the most thorough removal of sediment and debris. For smaller installations or residential applications, PaveDrain® joints can be cleaned with a commercial shop vacuums that is approved for sediment removal.

Machine Installation Guidelines
Hand Installation Guidelines
Machine Installation Video
Maintenance Manual
PaveDrain® for residential use brochure
PaveDrain® INFIL-Tracker
Porous paving example for residential driveway


Enviro-Flo™ is a traditional permeable paver that reduces stormwater runoff while improving site aesthetics.

This paver is installed typically installed in a herringbone pattern that is both functional and attractive. The herringbone pattern interlocks the permeable pavers which increases support for vehicular traffic.

Enviro-Flo™ is offered in two colors: coastal tan and granite. It can be installed for walk ways, paths, parking lots, patios and pool decks. 

6″ x 9″ x 3 1/8″112 SF/Pallet300 Pieces/Pallet3200 LBs/Pallet
Enviro-Flo Laying Pattern
Turfstone is a permeable paver that can be used for golf cart paths


Turfstone™ is an open grid permeable paver that allows turf to grow through paver’s openings. Each Turfstone™ block is a square 60 pound permeable paver with voids. The porous paving product can be filled with aggregate or left open so that grass can grow through.

Turfstone™ can be installed for overflow parking, fire lanes, parking lots and paths.

5 3/4″ x 22 7/8″ x 3 1/8″84 SF/Pallet32 Pieces/Pallet1970 LBs/Pallet
Turfstone Laying Pattern

Cellular Confinement Products

GEOWEB for porous parking

GEOWEB® Geocells – Porous Pavements

A geocell is a three-dimensional cellular structure that promotes stability and positive drainage, two critical goals for porous paving.

When rain and runoff infiltrate the ground, GEOWEB® Geocells infill absorbs the water which drains through the cell’s pores. Weight is distributed evenly across the geocell’s surface in order to stabilize the subgrade and support the load.

The GEOWEB® Geocells are manufactured from virgin high density polyethylene (HDPE). Virgin HDPE is strong, durable, and flexible which makes it an excellent material for subgrade stabilization. GEOWEB® Geocells are shipped as collapsed panels and expand like an accordion. The expanded panels are secured in place with ATRA® anchors or ATRA® stakes.

The honeycomb cells can be filled with a variety of infill materials including crushed stone, top soil, sandy soil, concrete, and gravel.

In addition to permeable paving, the GEOWEB® Geocells can be used for erosion control, soil stabilization, channel protection, and earth retention.

For permeable paving, we recommend the following sizes:

GW30V 3″
GW30V 4″
GW30V 6″
GW30V Specification

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