Myth #10: Permeable pavers are more expensive than other BMPs
SWM PAVE reduces cost because it uses the already budgeted impervious wearing surface dollars.
Myth #9: Permeable Paver Systems Are One-Size-Fits-All
Each project can be designed specifically to the site. The most misunderstood part of permeable pavers is that there is this idea that one size fits all.
Myth #8: Permeable pavers don’t satisfy water quality requirements.
SWM PAVE is capable of meeting the national requirement for stormwater management treatment even in C & D soils.
Myth # 7: Maintaining permeable pavers is too expensive
Maintenance is only expensive if you neglect the system itself. For your annual maintenance, if you take a preventative approach, you’re going to go ahead and have very minimal expenses on an annual basis.
Myth #4: Permeable pavers can’t handle heavy traffic loading
In most cases, the SWM PAVE system can withstand traffic wearing better than asphalt or concrete.
Myth #3: Permeable pavers can only be used in high-infiltration soils
SWM PAVE system when designed properly even in the worst soil conditions will still gain infiltration into those soils. Most jurisdictions on average nationwide's water quality volume requirement is treating the first 1.2 inches...