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Porous Pave, Inc.

November 03, 2015 08:35 ET

Two New Public Parks in the City of Sunrise, Florida Include 43,000 Square Feet of Permeable Pathways Paved With Porous Pave

Green Building Material Made With Recycled Rubber Reduces Stormwater Runoff, Diverted 13,000 Scrap Tires From Landfills

GRAND RAPIDS, MI and SUNRISE, FL--(Marketwired - Nov 3, 2015) - In September 2015, the City of Sunrise, Florida officially dedicated two new parks: Cypress Preserve and Oak Hammock. Visitors walk and bike through the new parks on eight-foot-wide permeable paved paths installed with Porous Pave XL. An eco-friendly green building product made in the U.S.A., Porous Pave XL is a highly porous, durable and flexible pour-in-place surfacing material made from 50 percent recycled rubber chips and 50 percent stone aggregate with a moisture-cured binding agent.

"Using permeable paving helps retain stormwater on site. That supports the goal of preserving green space in the ecologically sensitive areas set aside for the parks," said Dave Abderhalden, capital projects coordinator, Public Works Division, City of Sunrise. "The project also required a permeable product that pours in place to conform to the curves and small rises designed into the paths. In addition, minimally intrusive, low-impact installation without big trucks and heavy equipment was important to protect the existing and newly installed landscaping."

"As a supplier and contractor, we are committed to using superior products," said Tony Sciortino, partner, Eco Engineering Service, LLC, Hillsboro, Fla., the contractor that installed the paths. "When it comes to permeable and pervious pavement, with its consistent, high-quality materials and strict quality control, Porous Pave is best-in-class."

"We engineered Porous Pave with 29 percent void space, so water passes right through its surface. It reduces stormwater runoff and leaves no puddles of rainwater on the pathways," said Dave Ouwinga, president, Porous Pave, Inc. "The recycled rubber chips in our paving material are processed from scrap tires. By using Porous Pave, the City of Sunrise helped keep about 13,000 old tires from ending up in landfills."

Porous Pave is poured in place at thicknesses of one to two inches atop a compacted aggregate base of two, four or six inches, depending on the application and required compressive strength. For the City of Sunrise parks project, Eco Engineering Service installed two inches of Porous Pave on a two-inch base of washed #57 limestone.

Funded by a People for Parks grant from Broward County, the new parks have parking, paved paths, picnic pavilions and playgrounds. Cypress Preserve Park (8 acres), located at Oakland Park Boulevard and NW 90th Terrace, offers a 9-hole disc golf course and a "spray-ground" with a splash pad. Its permeable paved path is one long loop around the park with a central connection. At Oak Hammock Park (12 acres), located at NW 44th Street near NW 90th Way, the paved path leads to a nature observation boardwalk over a canal.

About the City of Sunrise
Named in 2015 by the U.S. Conference of Mayors as one the "Most Livable" Cities in America, the City of Sunrise ( is home to about 85,000 residents in western Broward County, Florida in the heart of the tri-county region (Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach). Sunrise is the 26th largest of Florida's more than 400 municipalities, as well as one of its most progressive. Sunrise maintains a long-standing commitment to developing and maintaining itself as a sustainable community that preserves the past while planning for the future. Sunrise values its natural beauty and lush landscaping that enhances its neighborhoods, thoroughfares and public places.

Upcoming Tradeshow for Porous Pave: Greenbuild
Porous Pave, Inc. will exhibit at Greenbuild, the world's largest annual conference and expo dedicated to green building and sustainable development. Greenbuild will be held on November 18-19, 2015 at the Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C. Porous Pave will be located at Greenbuild booth #3513.

About Porous Pave
Porous Pave, Inc. (Grant, Mich.) manufactures Porous Pave, a highly porous, durable and flexible surfacing material consisting of recycled rubber, aggregate and a binding agent. With 6,300 gallons per hour per square foot permeability, Porous Pave is a superior solution for stormwater retention. Every 1,000 square feet of two-inch Porous Pave uses rubber recycled from 300 tires. It is resilient and slip resistant. A pour in place material, Porous Pave conforms to any landscape design and installs on grades up to 30 degrees. Porous Pave is easy to install. Using a standard mortar mixer, mixing time is under a minute. Curing time is only 24 hours. For technical specifications, independent lab test results and distributor locations, visit

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