Paving with Eco-Priora Permeable Pavers at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado

by Pavestone on December 2, 2010

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 construction at Peterson Air Force Base

Pavestone construction at Peterson Air Force Base

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.


The finished product at Peterson Air Force Base

Plans have already been made to use the permeable, interlocking Eco-Priora ™ Pavestone products in future projects on the Base.

Related posts:

  1. Eco-Priora Pavers Used in Project of the Month
  2. Permeable Parking Lots Make Sense for Extreme Winter Weather
  3. Project of the Month: Spotlight On Permeable Paving
  4. Permeable Pavers – Not Just For Urban Environments
  5. Interlocking Concrete Pavers

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Indio Patio Heaters December 30, 2010 at 12:12 pm

The biggest reason I love pavers is the fact that they are repair friendly. I’ve had concrete driveways crack and the only way to fix that is to redo it. not fun.

Pavestone January 10, 2011 at 2:59 pm

We agree! This video was just shared on our Facebook page, actually. They’re replacing the oil-stained parts of parking spots with pavers for that same reason:

paving February 9, 2011 at 6:27 am

Ya i agree with you, paving stone is a Flexible, Durable and Repair friendly.

Tony Mai October 6, 2011 at 7:14 am

I’m making a retaining wall, I order 3 pallets of Flagstone charcoal (280-466). The Home Depot delivered yesterday in whole pallets but the color is not the same. Is it wrong some where, manufacturer or The Home Depot? Now I have two questions:
1.-The block cap is the right color charcoal; After done the wall, should I fix by painting the whole wall with cement-water, does it work?
2.-Do you have any glue to set the block-cap to the wall? Again if I use pure cement, does it work?

Pavestone October 20, 2011 at 8:46 am

SKU 280-466 is Natural Impressions Charcoal Tan, which is a blended color, not a solid color so there will be variances across pallets and within same pallets. For best results when working with a blended color, they should pull from and work down the rows of multiple pallets at one time. This will produce an evenly distributed marbling effect with all colors being present throughout the wall. The cap can be glued to the wall using any concrete adhesive. P&L and Liquid Nails that list concrete to concrete in their applications will work. These are available at all big box retailers. We do not recommend they attempt to paint the wall after it is constructed.

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