The PaveDrain® Permeable Paving System is Fast and Easy to Install

Permeable Articulated Concrete Blocks

Permeable Articulated Concrete Blocks

Modern day functionality and a structural concept used for centuries have come together to create the PaveDrain® System, the premier permeable paving surface. The PaveDrain® System is a Permeable Articulating Concrete Block/Mat (P-ACB/M) that provides environmental benefits as a designated solution for compliance with local regulatory stormwater requirements. The durability and savings in terms of life-cycle costs make it a cost effective alternative to traditional impervious asphalt and concrete pavements. When assembled into cabled mattresses, PaveDrain® permeable paving is easy to install with conventional construction equipment thereby reducing construction time and cost on your paving project.

PaveDrain offset articulated blocks

PaveDrain’s patented arch design is an ideal option for a permeable pavement in parking lots and roadways.  These 50 lb. concrete blocks do not need joint filler material to achieve heavy duty capacity.  The open joint system provide many hydraulic and maintenance benefits.  High capture rates of the PaveDrain® system allow for smaller areas of permeable pavement compared to typical permeable pavers or porous concrete.  And, PaveDrain’s Vac-Head cleaning technique is a simple process that has been verified to rejuvenate 100% of the capture rate after each maintenance.

PaveDrain Hand Placed

PaveDrain Hand Placed


PaveDrain® permeable paving system uses articulating concrete blocks with an arch shape underneath to provide an attractive, paved surface that is permeable. The three main goals for using PaveDrain® are:

1. To reduce stormwater runoff volume through infiltration into the subgrade soils

2. To delay the speed at which stormwater leaves the developed site through storage volume and detention time to drain, and

3. To reduce the contaminants in the stormwater by filtering the stormwater through rock and soil media, and through overflow systems that provide settlement time within the rock storage chamber (similar to above ground settlement ponds).




Not only does PaveDrain® solve the three main stormwater issues described above, but PaveDrain® has many additional benefits.  PaveDrain® provides an attractive paved surface that accepts heavy duty traffic which is ideal for roadways, drivelanes, alleyways, heavy duty and light duty parking lots. The PaveDrain® blocks come either loose on pallets ready for individual hand placement, or cable-tied into various mat sizes that can be picked up with a backhoe, excavator or crane for quick and easy large quantity installation. Maintenance of the PaveDrain® system is extremely easy and effective. The 3/8″ Pavedrain® joints are purposefully left open (no rock filling) to allow for maximum infiltration through the system. And to clean the joints, a standard sanitary vac-truck can utilize a custom hose attachment on rollers (similar to a wet shop-vac) to suck out any debris-filled joints. PaveDrain® can come in colors to suit your project.