Permeable Pavers Reduce Storm Water Runoff

Black Locust Lumber offers ProFlow Permeable Pavers, a patent-pending design utilizing Black Locust, which is naturally rot-resistant. Black Locust Permeable Proflow Pavers panels are available in a variety of models, including Roofline, a lightweight version ideal for green-blue roof applications. In storm water management applications, the pavers reduce runoff volume and rate, filter pollutants, and help restore and recharge groundwater resources while reducing the heat island effect. Permeable Proflow Pavers can satisfy prerequisites and earn points towards LEED, BREEAM, and Living Building Challenge certifications.

The Black Locust paver panels or setts (12 blocks each) are attached to a recycled wire mesh that lays flat for easy installation. The paver panels can be laid next to each other for quick and simple installation over large areas. The 3⁄8-inch joints are then fastened with joint filler. 

According to the company, ProFlow Permeable Pavers have a life span greater than 50 years. The light color and material properties of Black Locust make it a cooler alternative to concrete and other landscape surfaces, thus reducing the heat island effect. All Models are ADA compliant with the exception of the Hi Flow model. 

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