Impermeable pavements create pockets of heat in developed areas called heat island effects. Such temperature disparities can affect natural ecosystems and local communities. Porous pavement surfaces combat this effect because they allow water to penetrate the pavement.
And because of its open pore structure, it absorbs and stores solar radiation. It does not release it into the air driving up temperatures.
Porous pavement also encourages robust vegetation in the area surrounding it. Trees, shrubs, and grasses all thrive in areas with porous pavement because it provides easier access to carbon dioxide and water.
That’s an excellent combination when aesthetics is an important consideration! Whether you use porous pavement for a private drive or commercial parking lot, the inherent benefits of this sustainable product ensure long-lasting results.
If you’re considering porous asphalt pavement, talk to us about what you need. B & S Contracting is a VDOT and Virginia Asphalt Association winner. Our commitment to quality can never be overstated.
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