Permeable Systems

Permeable Paver - BrickstoneBrickstone Permeable

Our Brickstone Permeable paver delivers the look of traditional Brickstone pavers while providing the full advantages of a permeable surface. Brickstone Permeable pavers can be laid in herringbone, basketweave, and running bond patterns alone or with traditional Brickstone pavers—with a seamless transition between permeable and impermeable surfaces. And this paver’s ergonomic proportions make hand-laying a breeze.

Permeable Paver - Aqua-LocAqua-Loc Permeable

Delivering a more contemporary look, Willow Creek Aqua-Loc permeable pavers embody the perfect marriage of form and function. With their signature undulating design, Aqua-Loc pavers’ gently offset pattern creates a dynamic paved surface with a dash of elegance. Diamond-shaped voids between the corners of the pavers enable runoff to drain into below-grade retention areas.

The PermEdge edge restraint system for permeable pavers accommodates straight and curved applications.

 

 

Permeable Interlocking Concrete Pavement,
a best management practice to control stormwater runoff

Stormwater that flows across fields, yards and paved surfaces carries pesticides, vehicle fluids, fertilizers and other pollutants. These pollutants then become concentrated in lakes and waterways when discharged from storm sewers. Carrying potentially heavy concentrations of pollutants, stormwater runoff poses water quality issues in urban, suburban and rural environments. Fortunately, awareness of the problem is growing, and mitigating technologies have become available.

Permeable interlocking concrete pavements (PICP) are among the tools now available to reduce stormwater runoff and improve water quality.  Because they allow rainwater and snowmelt to infiltrate onsite, through the paved surface and into the subsoil, PICP systems help protect aquatic ecosystems, conserve water resources and mitigate flooding, while supporting vehicle and pedestrian traffic. Willow Creek permeable pavers provide an attractive, high-performance PICP stormwater management option suitable for residential, commercial and public works applications.

NOTE: Guide Specifications for Willow Creek permeable pavers are available HERE.

 

Winter Weather Advantage

Melting snow drains immediately through permeable pavers, creating sure footing for pedestrians and eliminating the risk of re-freeze. Impervious surfaces hold standing water and slush, creating unsightly obstacles for pedestrians and a safety hazard when water re-freezes.

 

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE

Minnesota Watershed Districts Offer Grants and Loans to property owners for projects that meet certain qualifications for improving water quality, including the use of permeable pavers.Download our Permeable Pavers Grants Info Sheet.

GREEN LANDSCAPING: TAKE THE LEED!
Using a Willow Creek PICP system could qualify your building project for credits under the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program.

LEED-certified facilities will experience reduced maintenance and life-cycle operation costs. Recognizing that, many specifiers for building projects are beginning to write LEED certification requirements into bid specifications. And LEED points can be decisive in getting your projects approved by regulatory agencies in environmentally sensitive areas.That’s where permeable pavers can help. Willow Creek permeable pavers can earn LEED credits in several categories:

  • STORMWATER RUNOFF REDUCTION (SS CREDITS 6.1, 6.2) One point can be earned for building on sites where the existing impervious area is greater than 50 percent and the rate and quantity of runoff is reduced by at least 25 percent. Permeable interlocking concrete pavements can reduce runoff to zero for typical storms.
  • LOCAL MATERIALS (MR CREDITS 5.1, 5.2) One to two points can be earned for using local materials: a minimum of 10 to 20 percent of building materials manufactured within a radius of 800 km (500 miles). An additional point is earned if 50 percent of the regionally manufactured materials are extracted, harvested or recovered within this same radius.
  • HEAT ISLAND REDUCTION (SS Credit 7.1) One point can be earned for heat island reduction. An option for meeting this requirement is to use light-colored materials, including pavers, with a Solar Reflectance Index (SRI) of at least 29 for 50 percent of the site's non-roof impervious surfaces.

     

For more information on the LEED program, contact the U.S. Green Building Council at (800) 795-1747, or visit www.usgbc.org/LEED.

Let Willow Creek permeable pavers help green up your next building project!                                

Willow Creek permeable pavers are available in three attractive colors—Slate, Sandstone and Sedona. Willow Creek permeable pavers are available exclusively at Willow Creek distributors in the nine-state Midwest area.