PurePave is a durable, permeable, pavement made from recycled materials. Moreover, it’s a sustainable solution to the hazardous effects of stormwater run-off and helps replenish aquifers. So, let’s learn more about the ways in which PurePave is an eco-friendly driveway.
Learn How A PurePave Driveway is Eco-friendly
Prevents Flooding and Stormwater Pollution
PurePave is incredibly porous. It has a permeable sub-base that allows water to drain 30 cm below the surface back into the soil. Therefore, an enormous amount of water per second can drain through the PurePave surface. So, it has the potential to play a major role in flood reduction. Additionally, PurePave prevents stormwater pollution from running into the sewers and into rivers, streams and our water supply.
PurePave functions just like natural soil. It allows water to permeate through and return back to the water table. So, it helps replenish aquifers. Plus, this has a positive effect on surrounding vegetation and tree-root systems.
Low-Impact Development (LID)
PurePave mitigates flooding and circumvents the need for traditional stormwater infrastructure. So, it can save developers money as a Low-Impact Development (LID) strategy.
Mitigates Urban Heat Island Effect in the Summer
Heat buildup in and around cities is a problem with impermeable pavement. Impermeable materials, such as asphalt and concrete, absorb sunlight and reflect it back as heat. This heat buildup is called the urban heat island effect. Permeable surfaces, like PurePave, enhance water evaporation. In turn, this cools the pavement surface and surrounding air.
Eco-Friendly Driveway Uses Less Salt in the Winter
PurePave is ideal for Canada’s Climate. Snow melts 50% faster. Therefore, 50% less salt is required to melt ice. Therefore, there’s less salt contaminating local waterways and treatment plants. Win, win, and win!
100% Natural Canadian Granite
The unique PurePave surface is 100% natural Canadian granite, crushed into small, pea-sized aggregate (stones). This granite is a by-product of other granite products. For example, recycled countertops. Reuse. Recycle. Repurpose. Another reason why PurePave is the most eco-friendly driveway.
Low Carbon Footprint
PurePave has the lowest carbon footprint of any surfacing material to produce. This Earth Conscious Surfacing™ uses 5.4 kg of recycled plastic per square metre and has zero Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) emissions. The patented PurePave Resin is 50% plant-based and non-flammable. Moreover, there’s no leeching, or toxic run-off, from the PurePave Resin. Additionally, the PurePave Resin and aggregate is mixed and poured on-site. There are no manufacturing plants or hauling trucks. In fact, PurePave’s production carbon footprint is 4-8 times less than asphalt and concrete.
Durable, Eco-Friendly Driveway with 40+ Year Rating
Independent, scientific testing by the University of Ottawa, rates PurePave with an expected Lifespan of 40+ years. Most importantly, this rating is within our Canadian climate. Durability means less waste. Another reason why PurePave is the most eco-friendly driveway.
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