Permeable pavements are alternative paving surfaces that allow stormwater runoff to filter through voids in the pavement surface into an underlying stone reservoir, where it is temporarily stored and/or infiltrated. A variety of permeable pavement surfaces are available, including pervious concrete, porous asphalt and permeable interlocking concrete pavers. While the specific design may vary, all permeable pavements have a similar structure, consisting of a surface pavement layer, an underlying stone aggregate reservoir layer and a filter layer or fabric installed on the bottom.

Design Specifications:

Design Specification: Permeable Pavers

Inspection and Maintenance:

Guidance for inspecting and maintaining permeable pavement is included in our Bioretention Illustrated report

Technical Bulletin No 10: Bioretention Illustrated!

CSN Webcasts:

[Webcast] Advanced Stormwater Design: Permeable Pavement

Permeable Pavement Design

[Webcast] Visual Indicators for Infiltration, Surface Sand Filters and Permeable Pavement

Other Resources:

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