permeable asphalt?

Old 07-31-06, 09:30 PM
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permeable asphalt?

Having a new driveway put in shortly. Neighbor asked if I'd be specifying permeable asphalt?

Should I?

I'm in the North East and the driveway slopes downward toward the garage.
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permeable asphalt?

I am not very familiar with permeable or open asphalt pavements, but in general, permeable pavements (concrete and pavers) are not DIY projects because of the specialized nature of the applications and the installation.

Usually they are used for ecologic purposes, but increased traction is also a feature. If you have real winter, they are of no use in increasing traction.

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Permeable asphalt is still in its infancy. It's typically done in parking lots for now to cotrol run off. It is usually designed with filter and drain pipe to feed a local pond or other body of water. The industry is trying to push it but the cost is considerably higher than tradition asphalt. I'd recommend a much finer mix with a drain by the garage if it pools down there.

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