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New permeable pavers from VAST Enterprises

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VAST Composite Permeable Pavers, the newest VAST Pro Paver for professional landscape contractors, offer a cradle-to-cradle green alternative for decreasing stormwater runoff across hardscapes.

| July 20, 2010

MINNEAPOLIS – VAST Enterprises announced the newest product in its line of VAST Pro Pavers for professional contractors: VAST Composite Permeable Pavers. VAST Composite Permeable Pavers reduce rain runoff into storm drains and decrease stormwater pollutants by infiltrating rainwater on building sites. The pavers have a tested infiltration rate of more than 450 inches per hour (4.9 gallons per square foot per minute) when installed with aggregate conforming to ASTM D448 No. 8.

“Landscape architects and professional contractors have been asking for our composite permeable pavers in a 4x8-inch size. In response, we accelerated development of our new larger permeable paver as part of the VAST Pro Pavers line,” says Andy Vander Woude, chief executive officer, VAST Enterprises. “The 4x8 size is ideal for stormwater management in large commercial hardscape applications — including parking areas, plazas, courtyards, walkways and entryways.” 

Composite Permeable Pavers are slip-resistant and manufactured with spacer lugs that are engineered to maintain a precise 0.275-inch space between pavers. This ensures that VAST Composite Permeable Pavers can be installed according to ADA Accessibility Guidelines for Buildings and Facilities.

VAST Composite Permeable Pavers are manufactured in VAST's proprietary composite blend of up to 95 percent recycled car tires and plastic containers. VAST Composite Pavers fulfill the most demanding requirements for hardscape beauty, design versatility, durability, and installation efficiency. VAST's composite material imparts deep colors, excellent slip resistance and unbeatable strength.
The pavers weigh 8.2 pounds per square foot, versus 30 or more pounds per square foot for concrete permeable pavers. This weight advantage makes VAST Pavers less energy-intensive and less costly to transport, easier to work with on job sites, and great for use in flat and green roof applications.
The patented grid system enables contractors to work more efficiently, saving time and reducing the amount of labor required for paver installation. The VAST grids (manufactured in the same composite material as the pavers) are laid out on the same type of sub-base required for landscape or permeable pavers made of concrete. Installers insert VAST Pavers into the grid in any designed pattern, and the pavers are automatically aligned for excellent results. Once the sub-base is prepared, using VAST can reduce the amount of time required to lay pavers by two-thirds compared to using concrete pavers.
 

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