University of Waterloo Research Project – Developing a New Permeable Rubber Pavement

We are funding a 2 year study to further test & improve our product with the University of Waterloo, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Centre for Pavement & Transportation Technology.

The goal of this research is to create an improved product for commercial parking applications. We want to create a product that will reduce the need for expensive stormwater management systems while also helping developers comply with the need to reduce (or eliminate) stormwater runoff from their parking lots. We are thrilled to be working with the University of Waterloo on this exciting initiative. 

Researchers from the University of Waterloo were onsite at Lot42 Global Flex Campus in Kitchener to test a previous Porous Pave installation.

Research & Testing

Porous Pave has had numerous tests performed by independent, certified labs, including:

  • Leach Test – SPLP (1312) – all material components were below groundwater maximum contaminant levels
  • Permeability test – approximately 6,312 gallons ofwater per hour, per square foot
  • Porosity test – up to 27-29% void space
  • Critical fall test
  • Compression test
  • ’NFPA fire rating – Class ‘C’
  • ASTM D-2047 Slip resistant test
  • ASTM D-4798 Accelerated weather
  • ASTM C-666B Freeze/thaw durability

LEED Qualifications

Porous Pave can qualify for several different categories of LEED points depending on the application. Different areas where LEED points could be earned through the use of Porous Pave:

  • Sustainable Sites: Storm Water Design, Quantity Control
  • Innovation and Design Process: Innovation in Design
  • Materials and Resources: Recycled Content, Regional Materials

Porous Pave in Canada

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. Learn More...