A patent-pending design utilizing Black Locust, these wood permeable pavers are naturally rot-resistant for a lifetime of 50 years or more. Rainwater is able to pass through the 3/8 inch paver joints and natural bio-filters, for maximum water filtration. While permeating through each filter, the water quality is improved and runoff pollution is reduced. Black Locust permeable pavers help restore and recharge groundwater resources while reducing the heat island effect. Our paver setts are ADA compliant and available in custom sizes. To receive LEED certification, Black Locust permeable paver setts can satisfy prerequisites and earn points to achieve different levels of certification.
Black Locust is rot-resistant due to its natural genetic makeup. Natural rot-resistance, water-resistance, and anti-fungal properties give Black Locust a lifetime of 50+ years. Its durability and strength make it an excellent and long-lasting landscape surface.
Permeable pavers reduce stormwater runoff and replenish groundwater systems by allowing water percolation between pavers. Pollutants are filtered out during natural bio-filtering processes, improving water quality. In addition, permeability reduces flooding and refreezing. Water infiltration rates of up to 123 inches per hour can be achieved using joint filler ASTM No.8.
Heat Island Effect
The light color and material properties of Black Locust make it a cooler alternative to concrete
and other landscape surfaces, thus reducing the heat island effect. The heat island effect is the difference in temperature between a developed area and natural area. The addition of plants or moss between the pavers can help further reduce the heat absorbed by the ground covering.
The Black Locust paver panels or setts (12 blocks each) are attached to a recycled wire mesh that lays flat for easy installation. The paver panels can be laid next to each other for quick and simple installation over large areas. The 3⁄8” joints are then fastened with joint filler. Our system will accommodate any joint filler.