Our Story

Porous Driveway in Stratford

We started Porous Pave in Canada because we knew there was a better way. We weren’t happy that our asphalt driveway was full of cracks, and concrete seemed to cause more drainage problems. When searching for our own new driveway, we came across Porous Pave Inc in Michigan.

Using recycled tires to create a driveway and help solve stormwater runoff issues made so much sense to us. No one was doing this in Canada so we became the Canadian distributor for Porous Pave to bring this innovative product to the market. After 5 years our driveway still looks beautiful. It stands up to our harsh Ontario winters and is easy to shovel off snow. It isn’t slippery as the melted water drains through. We have since put in a patio overpour and a firepit with Porous Pave. The product is so easy to work with, it allowed us to do some interesting artistic pieces with diamond inlays and a border.

The opportunities for this product are limited only by the imagination. Jim says, “It pours like cement so it can be installed as a continuous flow and you can implement designs seamlessly. You can achieve a smooth finish and benefit from a porous surface, with no standing water, no weeds and no cracks. This is far superior to what can be achieved with concrete or brick pavers”. Jim has been able to create multiple different designs using Porous Pave custom colour mixes and here are a few examples

Deck Material Porous Eco-Friendly

Owners Porous Pave Canada

More About the Owners

Jim Roth is a retired tool & die maker and was a partner in Little Lakes Machine and Tool, where he worked for over 40 years. His background in precision tooling motivated him to develop a better way to install Porous Pave and create a custom paving machine.

Before her retirement, Julie Redfern worked in international development finance and currently supports the finance and admin function for Porous Pave. She spent years living and working in Africa with The Peace Corps, and Mennonite Economic Development Association (MEDA). Her personal interests in this product come from the fact it is environmentally friendly and offers environmental sustainability.

Jim & Julie are very interested in landscape design and have done some beautiful work on their own backyard. The aesthetic values of Porous Pave are what continue to drive their interest in using the product for landscaping projects.

What We Stand For

Integrity - we have a 2 year warranty for Porous Pave and stand behind our certified installers. We are constantly improving our product through research.

Sustainability - we are proud of using 300 recycled tires for every 1000 sq feet of Porous Pave. This keeps these tires out of landfill and helps the circular economy. We also realize how important it is to create solutions for stormwater management issues. We help municipalities and individuals slow down the flow of rainwater.

Permeable Fire Pit Surface