What Are Permeable Pavers?

Permeable interlocking concrete pavers (PICP) are installed with layers of varying-sized stone or aggregate underneath that filter and direct stormwater to underground aquifers. Permeable paving mimics the way natural land absorbs water. Because these concrete pavers are pervious to water, any rain that falls on your patio, walkway or driveway seeps back into the ground or the nearest storm drain.

With Belgard, you never have to choose between pretty and practical. Innovative products like our Permeable Pavers offer the designed outdoor space you want, with the added benefit of water management.

The surface of Permeable pavers can be made perfectly flat, with the stone reservoir being contoured to direct water wherever it needs to go. In fact, with a few added design features, the system can be used for water harvesting, with water being usable for irrigation or washing your car.


Permeable paver benefits to homeowners

Reduce water demand by paving over grassed areas
Aid landscaping by reducing erosion that occurs when grass is dry or dead
Eliminate standing water where mosquitoes can breed
Lasts much longer than conventional paved surfaces


Pervious paver benefits to communities

Filter water back underground to recharge local groundwater supplies
Maintain base flows in rivers to keep ecosystems self sustaining
Minimize heat island effect when using highly reflective, light-colored pavers
Reduce water use for landscaping