The Benefits of Porous Paving Vs Conventional Paving

A porous or permeable pavement system combines a series of forms that contain fill material to create a durable surface that allows moisture to soak into the ground naturally. It is used in place of concrete or asphalt. Why?

  • Conventional paving surfaces are more expensive to install than porous surfaces.
  • Convention paving requires complex, costly drainage systems while porous paving is designed to control rainwater and flooding.

Porous pavement is used where there is a need to handle high volumes of foot traffic and to withstand the wear and tear from vehicular traffic. It is used in walkways, driveways and parking lots.


StoneSet does not require specialty equipment to install. It fits around any object without major construction. The installation is so simple that it could be done by one person.

The primary materials are natural stone, typically procured from a local quarry or from recycled stone. Once the binding resin is dry, it creates a stable surface that is not toxic to the environment.

It is used to create additional parking space for holidays or events needed temporarily. It is then converted to other uses, such as patio space or outdoor play areas.

The system is ideal for covering old, previously paved areas that are no longer functional. The old materials do not need to be removed.

It requires a minimum amount of maintenance. A great benefit is that it can be used almost anywhere and lasts for many years.


When you are getting ready to pave a surface around your home or commercial facility, contact us for design recommendations.

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