The permeable, interlocking pavers that Pavestone offers have benefits beyond aesthetics. They make for a beautiful road, yes, but the Civil Engineering group at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Spring, Colorado had several other reasons to select an interlocking, permeable Eco-Priora ™ paver from Pavestone.
The existing asphalt roads at Peterson Air Force Base weren’t able to handle the use that they were being put under. The asphalt roads were flooded throughout the rainy seasons in Colorado, causing damaged pavement and inconveniences for the Base. The roads needed to be replaced, but in a way that would be sustainable and at a cost that was justifiable.
Pavestone’s Eco-Priora ™ was selected for half a dozen reasons beyond its eye-catching appeal:
- Durable: Paver roads can outlast a standard asphalt road by two or three life cycles.
- Flexible: Pavers allow movement during the freeze and thaw cycle without damage to the road – important for a snowy climate like Colorado.
- Maintenance free: Colored paver stones completely eliminate the need to restripe.
- Repair friendly: Individual pavers can be removed and replaced for underground work.
- Environmentally friendly: Additional stormwater storage was provided.
- Compliant: Met the EPA and Department of Defense mandates to reduce runoff.
Plans have already been made to use the permeable, interlocking Eco-Priora ™ Pavestone products in future projects on the Base.