Permeable Parking Lots Make Sense for Extreme Winter Weather

by Pavestone on December 29, 2010


The finished parking lot at St. Augustine's Church, made with Pavestone Eco-Priora™ pavers.


St. Augustine’s Parish in Brighton, Colorado began in 1887 with a quaint brick building topped with a wooden steeple. In the more than a century since that time, the church grew from just 12 families to more than 800 families, and with that growth came a need for updated parking facilities.

The church was in need of a parking solution that would complement the church building, accommodate the parishioners, and meet the safety standards necessitated by a climate like Colorado, which is prone to snow and ice. Knowing that the project would cover an area greater than 60,000 square feet, St. Augustine’s reviewed a variety of permeable and porous pavement systems before choosing Pavestone Eco-Priora™. The church leadership examined front end costs alongside the lifetime costs, and decided that the eco-friendly pavers were the best option for their needs. While permeable paver systems often have a higher cost initially, the permeable systems don’t require the installation and material costs of piping for underground drainage and storm water systems.

Permeable pavers are common in Colorado, as they help control runoff, mitigate storm surge, and improve water quality overall. The permeable pavers provided the solution that St. Augustine’s was looking for: a lovely, functional, ecologically friendly and financially responsible parking area.


The majority of the parking lot at St. Augustine's was installed mechanically.



In mechanized paver installation, specialized paver installation equipment speeds construction time by rapidly installing approximately one square yard of pavers at a time. This dramatically reduces installation time and labor costs when compared to hand lay.



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February 25, 2011 at 3:02 am

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Dust Control December 29, 2010 at 5:46 pm

Wow, that parking lot looks great.

Craig Willike January 18, 2011 at 5:50 am

Great color blends with mechanical installation.

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