JW Pavement EcoTechnology

Green alternative for Urban/Suburban pavement landscaping

Introduction

JW Pavement EcoTechnology is a revolutionary green alternative to conventional urban/suburban lanscape environments. This technology is classified as 鈥淪tructural Pervious Pavement鈥 and has significant advantages over conventional asphalt pavement and more recent 鈥淧ervious Pavement鈥 alternatives.

Asphalt Pavement - The Problem

Conventional asphalt pavement offers absolutely no surface absorption and rainwater runoff must be managed by miles of gutters, pipes and drainage facilities. The subsurface of asphalt pavement becomes arid and lifeless, creating regions of imbalance with surrounding natural environments - this has led to habitat turmoil such as flooding, drought, pollution and metropolitan heat island phenomenon.

Pervious Pavement - The Solution, sort of ...

As early as 1970鈥檚 certain countries (USA, European and Japanese) began addressing some of these problems, especially surface water accumulation, skid resistance and even noise reduction. Currently, 鈥淧ervious鈥 pavement (e.g. pervious concrete, pervious asphalt) is quite widely implemented in these countries - it is defined as pavement materials that have a certain degree of porosity and allow absorption of water and expiration of moisture and air. However, 鈥淧ervious鈥 pavement has drawbacks - this material compromises porosity for structural stability - the porous fabric of these materials naturally weakens it鈥檚 structural integrity, thus limiting its use to walkways and plazas. This is a 鈥減ermeation鈥 methodology and is not a 鈥渄rainage鈥 methodology, which means its water absorption rate is still limited by it鈥檚 porosity, unlike your 鈥渄rain鈥 in your shower, which is an unencumbered water flow. Finally, these materials become less porous over time, becoming occluded (congested) with surface dust, dirt and debris, even with regular maintenance.

Structural Pervious Pavement - The Answer

JW Pavement EcoTechnology is new type of Structural Pervious Pavement that answers the call that previous technologies could not, in whole, address - that is, bearing high loads, low maintenance, durability and sustainable subsurface ecohabitat. It has a remarkable feature that allows the surface to literally breath, circulating air/moisture (evapotranspiration) and moderating temperatures. Read on and learn about this facinating and game changing 鈥淕reenovation鈥 that is already making its mark in the world.