Porous Pave has announced that it was selected as a gold-level winner for product design in the 2015 IIDEXCanada Innovation Awards competition. IIDEXCanada was held on December 2-3, 2015 in Toronto.
“We engineered Porous Pave with greater permeability per square foot than other permeable and pervious paving materials,” said Dave Ouwinga, president of Porous Pave, Inc., the product manufacturer. “It can therefore achieve stormwater retention goals with smaller installations, saving money on materials and labor.”
Porous Pave says that it makes an eco-friendly green building product that is a highly porous, flexible and durable pour-in-place, permeable pavement material. Porous Pave XL consists of 50 percent recycled rubber chips and 50 percent stone aggregate with a proprietary liquid binder.
“The recycled rubber in Porous Pave, processed from reclaimed scrap tires, imparts flexibility, so in contrast to concrete and asphalt, Porous Pave withstands freeze-thaw cycles without heaving or cracking,” said Jim Roth, president, Porous Pave Ontario, a Canadian distributor of the product. “The rubber content also makes it slip-resistant.”
Porous Pave Ontario entered the product in the IIDEXCanada Innovation Awards competition. Organized by the Interior Designers of Canada (IDC) in 1984, the annual awards celebrate innovation in product design and exhibit creativity.