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Permeable pavement is a pavement material, usually asphalt or concrete, that is made permeable by eliminating fine materials from the mix. This allows runoff to infiltrate through the pavement to a stone reservoir below the pavement. This fact sheet describes the benefits of this practice, and potential issues that should be addressed for it to be successful.
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Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.
January 22, 2020