FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions
Can Porous Pave be installed onto the following materials?
Wood: YES, the urethane binding agent that is used penetrates the wood giving an    immense grip
Steel: YES
Aluminum: YES, the aluminum must be specially primed and then re-primed
Concrete: YES
Asphalt: YES
Compacted aggregate: YES
Crushed concrete, crushed asphalt, crushed marble are fine, limestone products are not acceptable as
they will become less porous over time
Enamel tile: YES, the tile has to be acid-etched prior to priming
Fiberglass: YES, the fiberglass surface must be made coarse in finish and primed with flat primer
Is Porous Pave resistant to the following materials?
Chlorine: YES
Ozone: YES,for pools which use ozonation
Bromine: YES, for pools which use bromine instead of chlorine
Muriatic acid: YES
Salt water: YES
Oil: YES
Transmission fluid: YES
Hydraulic fluid: YES
Is Porous Pave slip-resistant?
YES – This ADA Compliant surface is composed of thousands of rubber granules giving it incredible non-slip qualities.
Will Porous Pave crack?
Because of the elastic properties of the rubber chips, porous pave can expand and contract making it stronger to resist cracking or crumbling
Will Porous Pave have to be resealed because of ultraviolet light breakdown?
NO – Unlike two-part epoxy resins, the products are bound together with a single component urethane that has the same durometer as that of the rubber granule and which is totally resistant to UV degradation.
Will Porous Pave have to be resealed because of ultraviolet light breakdown?
NO – Unlike two-part epoxy resins, the products are bound together with a single component urethane that has the same durometer as that of the rubber granule and which is totally resistant to UV degradation.
Will Porous Pave fade in time with exposure to the sun?
YES – Everything fades at certain speeds with continual exposure to sunlight and obviously at different speeds depending upon your location, Porous Pave has UV inhibitors in the colorization process of the rubber granules therefore giving longevity to color-fastness
Is Porous Pave “porous”?
YES – The product is manufactured using a nominal 1/4″ – 3/8″ rubber granule which creates a highly porous material due to the “open-pore” design, Porous Pave has approximately 29% void space making it one of the most porous surfacing products on the market!
Do freeze-thaw conditions affect the integrity of Porous Pave?
NO – It is like one large and continuous expansion and contraction joint – because of the elastic properties of the urethane and the compression capabilities of rubber, the pressure that is exerted by freezing water does not interfere with the mechanical strength of the products
Does Porous Pave smell?
YES & NO – Only initially, similar to new carpet having a smell, once it has been installed a few days the smell goes away
Can Porous Pave be installed in the rain?
NO – Porous Pave is a moisture-cured product and mixing it in the rain would cause the product to stiffen and make it impossible to work with, rain cannot occur within six hours of applying Porous Pave – after six hours rain is no longer a concern
How long does Porous Pave take to cure?
Under normal conditions it is recommended that a period of 24 hours be allowed
What temperature can Porous Pave be installed in?
5º – 32º Celcius (40º – 90º F)