There are many things that need to be considered, when you begin to plan for construction on a new building. Especially if it is going to be for commercial use. One of those things that need to be considered is what kind of parking lot will you go with? This does all depend on what kind of use the building will be for and how much space you must work with. For example, if you are building over ten stories, you will need a lot of parking for people and ma choose a multiple level garage for your establishment. OR you may have a company that works on the road and would need a large space to park company vehicles. Which would require a large space for a motor pool. But, what options do you have in the way of the method use. I’m sure out are familiar with concrete and asphalt. But, when it comes to commercial paving, there is a third superior option that many do not know about. What is that option you say? Well, it’s called permeable pavements. A relatively new way to construct pavements for commercial or personal use. Not relying on traditional methods of pouring liquid material until it solidifies of a base. Permeable pavements use a whole new system that is durable, better for the environment and your checking account. Let me go into detail on this new system.

 Permeable pavements work by using a pre-constructed sheet to start off with. The sheet is made up by a multiple of small circular designs, all connected to form a sturdy sheet base for a variety of different filling materials. Made form a sturdy plastic that has been one hundred percent recycled consumer materials.

But what makes this method of paving superior to more conventional paving methods? The biggest difference is that because of its base design, it offers solutions to the numerous design flaws asphalt and concrete have. That being maintenance and water drainage, alongside with heat retention. Because rock base pavement is constantly being impacted by traffic, the road begins to erode, causing dust to form, not to mention larger pores to form. When that happens water from rain or even when having to clean it, causes water retention, further damaging the road and making the surface have less traction. The last drawback is how much heat is retained with this kind of construction, asphalt is just a giant slab of tare baking in the hot summer climate, making it even hotter. When installing permeable pavements, the base design allows water and heat to bleed through it, solving both of the last two issues, brought on by traditional means. But, when it comes to housing vehicles, the base is strong enough to hold beyond 6800psi before being filled by either limestone or concrete rocks. Since, rocks are not directly interacting with the vehicles and being house in the patterns, dust and erosion is completely minimized. This is how permeable pavements addresses pre-existing issues and requires less maintenance costs.

At the end of the day, this method can do wonders for you and your budget. But, this system is not always the best suited for all types of commercial parking. Though, it will always be your choice on what is best suited for your establishment.