Thinking Green?

It is important to consider our impact on the environment. If you are environmentally conscientious, or perhaps facing zoning restrictions on surfaces or areas that are limiting what you can build on your property, our eco-friendly permeable interlocking concrete pavers could be the right choice for you.

Our Aqua-Bric and Eco-Stone pavers are made with a notched design that creates a series of openings that allow rainwater – even heavy rainfall – to drain through the pavement surface and infiltrate into the soil below where contaminents are naturally filtered. As an added benefit, snow and ice melt more quickly and drain through the pavement openings, reducing slipping hazards.

In contrast, rain and snow falling onto your patio, walkway, driveway and lawns pick-up pollutants and carry them into nearby catch basins and storm drains. These types of drains do not lead to treatment plants. Instead, contaminated water is conveyed directly to streams, lakes and rivers, and ultimately into coastal waters affecting aquatic life, fishing, swimming and even our drinking water.

Permeable pavers — a built-in solution to managing stormwater pollution with all the benefits, style and character of our traditional pavers. Contact us for more information including easy to follow step-by-step installation instructions. 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?

  • Capable of infiltrating 100% of rainfall
  • Pedestrian friendly
  • Choice of styles, colors and patterns
  • Easy to clean and maintain
  • Firm, stable and slip-resistant
  • Strong as our other high-strength pavers
  • Suitable for: 
    • Walkways
    • Patios 
    • Driveways
    • Heavy-duty pavements
  • Winter friendly
    • Snow-plow safe
    • Allow snow melt to drain
    • Minimize icing and deicer use
  • Summer friendly
    • Unaffected by heat
    • Do not get soft or deform
  • Factory-made and ready to install year-round
  • Contribute to groundwater recharge
  • Rainwater harvesting
  • Qualify for LEED® Credits
  • Mitigate runoff, TSS, pollutant loads and capture “first flush”
  • Cost-competitive

Arlington Stormwater Presentation Video

View our full presentation made at the Arlington, MA Stormwater Awareness Program.  Click here: Stormwater Awareness-Permeable Pavers.