Porous Pave reaches 13 million pounds of recycled rubber

The company uses fine-cut chips of recycled rubber in its porous paving material.


GRANT, Mich. – Porous Pave announced that the company has surpassed 13 million pounds of recycled rubber used in installations of its permeable paving material. An eco-friendly green building product made in the U.S.A., Porous Pave is a porous paving material that offers permeability for stormwater retention. The controlled shredding and processing of recycled tires produces the fine-cut chips of recycled rubber incorporated into Porous Pave.

With 27 percent void space, Porous Pave infiltrates storm water on site, decreasing runoff into storm drains and sewers. Porous Pave XL is the company's strongest, heavy-duty formulation for hard-wearing permeable pavement. XL combines equal amounts of recycled rubber chips and kiln-dried aggregate mixed on site with a moisture-cured, liquid binder. For more impact-absorbing permeable surfacing, the XLS formulation is made with 100 percent rubber chips mixed with a softer binder.

“Topping 13 million pound demonstrates that facility managers, public garden administrators, public works officials, landscape architects and contractors continue to trust our proven product for their permeable paving applications,” said Dave Ouwinga, president, Porous Pave.