Concrete pavers used in the downtown revitalization on Burlingame Avenue in Burlingame, CA. (Photo by Dan Zack)
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Concrete Pavers for Driveways, Parking Lots, Streets, Ports, Airports…
Concrete pavers are a multifaceted product that blend the durability and structural integrity of concrete with the aesthetics and architectural flexibility that no other pavement can match. Concrete pavers are suitable for driveways, parking lots, streets, ports, airports and more. Utility maintenance and pavement repairs are simplified by the removability of the paving units; which eliminates unsightly and structurally troublesome patches seen in alternative pavements. Permeable pavers provide the solution to reducing stormwater runoff as water enters joints between the interlocking concrete units allowing the water to enter the base and infiltrate into the soil below.
Benefits of Using Concrete Pavers
• Permeable pavement systems can last more than 25 years.
Pavers and aggregate can be removed and reinstated if surface or base is damaged or to install utility lines.
Permeable pavers significantly reduce urban stormwater runoff and can yield LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) credits.
Lighter colors are available which results in a lower temperature for the pavement area, reducing the heat-island effect.
• Manufactured in a production facility where quality and consistency can be controlled better than on-site production of concrete or asphalt.
• A wide range of colors, shapes, and textures are available to provide architects and designers with many options.