Permeable Pavement Design for Stormwater Management Compliance

Permeable pavers, also referred to as “porous pavement systems” or “permeable interlocking concrete pavements” (PICP), reduce the need to rebuild storm sewers in the face of new building though effective storm water management. Non-porous paved surfaces result in significant run off, land erosion, and silt formation in service bodies of water. As Southern California and many areas of the country pave over more and more land to meet the demand for housing and highways, storm water management becomes an increasingly large problem, resulting in the growing number of ordinances and regulations around the use of permeable pavements in land development.


Your Partner in Permeable Paver Design and Installation

Proper design, engineering, and installation are critical in the successful completion of ordinance compliant projects. We work closely with developers, engineers, architects, and city planners to produce residential, commercial, and municipal projects that are MS4 compliance for storm water management in Southern California and that meet best management practices (BMP).

How Permeable Pavers Work

Permeable Interlocking Concrete Pavements (PICP) beautify a space with their intricate patterns, while providing an environmentally friendly paving solution that aids stormwater management. The porous pavers used for PICP soak up stormwater and direct it to the soil below rather than encouraging it to rush toward storm drains, gathering chemicals and impurities in its wake. In addition, the voids between the paving stones facilitate the process by providing a place for the storm water to drain through. During the permeable pavement installation process, a geotextile fabric is laid over a level of gravel beneath the stones to trap impurities.

Benefits Of Water Permeable Pavement

Proper installation of permeable pavers offers you significant advantages over the life of the pavement, especially as compared to asphalt and other less porous products. Why?

  • Reasonable installation costs, even on large services when installed with high quality paving machinery
  • Reduced maintenance costs, as sections of the finished payment can be removed for underground utility repairs, installation of new pipes and lines, or replacing individual stones that have been damaged or stained by oil or effervescence
  • Strength enough to withstand traffic, even in busy thoroughfares
  • Durability over the long run. The California Ready Concrete Association affirms that properly laid permeable pavers last 20 to 40 years.


Where To Use Permeable Interlocking Concrete Pavement

Permeable pavers are one of several types of permeable paving solutions in use, and is the one most appropriate to many exterior hardscape areas. It works particularly well for

  • Commercial and residential driveways
  • Parking lots
  • Residential and commercial garages
  • Walkways
  • Fire lanes
  • Patios in the public, private, and commercial areas
  • Playgrounds
Gladly Serving the Greater Areas of:

Pismo Beach
Inland Empire
Orange County
Newport Beach
Laguna Beach
West Los Angeles
Beverly Hills
Santa Monica
Santa Barbara
San Diego
Southern California

Contact us at 877-553-8797 to learn more about how Southern California’s most trusted interlocking paver contractor can help bring your vision to life.

Since the 1970's Farley Interlocking Pavingstones has designed and installed custom paving solutions for developers, builders, HOA's, contractors, landscapers, pool companies and homeowners. We look forward to hearing from you!


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