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Best Management Practice Fact Sheet 7: Permeable Pavement


426-126 (BSE-275P)

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Authored by David J. Sample, Associate Professor and Extension Specialist, Biological Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech; Laurie J. Fox, Research Associate, School of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Virginia Tech; and Carol Hendrix, student, Biological Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech

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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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Publication Date

July 1, 2020