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Rainfall in the U.S.:

According to the U.S. E.P.A. Ninety percent of rain events in the U.S. never exceed ½ inch of rain per hour. A permeable pavement would capture this...


Stormwater Runoff:

According to the U.S. EPA, 40 percent of the U.S. rivers, lakes and estuaries are pollution-impaired and almost half of this problem is due to stormwater runoff. A permeable pavement would help to solve this...


Stormwater Pollution:

The three largest sources of stormwater pollution are: agriculture, urban runoff and sediment from construction sites. A permeable paving surface would fix urban runoff...


Soil and Silt:

When stormwater runoff contains soil and silt, the temperature increases and changes occur in the aquatic habitat and food supply. A permeable paving surface would lower the temperature...


Untreated Stormwater:

Untreated stormwater runoff may contain decaying leaves and other organic materials that increase bacteria and mosquito production and decrease oxygen essential for fish life. A permeable paving surface may solve this...


Where Storm Drains Lead:

The U.S. EPA estimates that approximately 70 percent of all storm drains lead directly to rivers, lakes and estuaries. This contaminated stormwater is never treated. A permeable paving surface would treat this stormwater runoff.


Stormwater Pollution:

Stormwater pollution is the largest cause of pollution in the U.S. A permeable paving surface would solve this...


Paved Parking vs Meadow:

According to one site study conducted by the U.S. EPA, the total volume of stormwater runoff from a 1-inch of rain event was 16 times GREATER for a 1 acre paved parking lot than that generated from a 1-acre meadow.

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The Water Council - World Wide Success - PaveDrain in China

World Water Hub Success Story:

The Water Council - World Wide Success - PaveDrain in ChinaWhile driving north on I-65 in the fall of 2007, Doug Buch had an epiphany. So he pulled over, sketched up his innovative idea and today he's the CEO of PaveDrain® - a Permeable Articulating Concrete Block (P-ACB) system that creates a performance pavement that integrates its patented arched reservoir to maximize on-site stormwater capacity. From his days working as a consultant for ECS (Erosion Control & Stormwater) Solutions, Buch knew the importance of infiltrating stormwater back into the ground and the micro-ecosystem that thrives in the open graded aggregate beneath permeable systems.


PaveDrain featured in October Edition of Municipal Water Leader

PaveDrain featured in October Edition of Municipal Water Leader

Managing stormwater runoff is a significant challenge for municipal water entities. Large areas of impermeable concrete inhibit the absorption of stormwater into the ground, causing water to pool and increasing the potential for flodding. Permeable blocks provide a solution to that problem by allowing water to flow under the surface. The articulated and arched design of PaveDrain bricks allow water to filter into rock bedding beneath them and eventually back into the water table.


University of Central Florida Stormwater Academy Performance Testing

UCF Stormwater Management Academy PaveDrain Performance Testing

The final PaveDrain performance report was completed May 2016 and submitted from the University of Central Florida (UCF) Stormwater Management Academy Research and Testing Laboratory (SMART Lab) by Manoj Chopra, Ph.D, P.E; Mike Hardin, Ph.D, P.E., CFM; Ikiensinma GogoAbite, Ph.D.' and Kristen Lassen.


GREEN DEVELOPMENT: Turning a Profit with Sustainable Storm Water Practices

Turning a Profit with Sustainable Storm Water Practices

SOURCE: John B. Ferris, Storm Water Solutions

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2015 - Developers have been conditioned to compromise on projects in order to set aside room for storm water management facilities. The engineering community has become adept at squeezing in networks of pipe and ponds to comply with federal, state and local storm water regulations.

This mindset is costing developers millions of dollars for the purchase of land for storm water facilities (2 to 3 acres) and in lost revenue that could have been generated by selling and leasing more space or from having smaller production space. Municipalities may achieve storm water objectives by requiring developments to construct storm water ponds, but lose significant tax dollars on storm water facilities that have little value or are non-taxable.


"This appears to be a HOT idea!", says PaveDrain President Doug Buch.

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PaveDrain Featured on Channel 8 for the reconstruction of Dover Court in Davenport, Iowa

Davenport, Iowa - Just under 16,000 square feet of the PaveDrain system was installed this past fall by a local utilities contractor for the reconstruction of Dover Court in Davenport, Iowa. The PaveDrain system and underlying geosynthetic base stabilization was distributed by Quick Supply Company out of Des Moines, Iowa and manufactured in nearby Eldridge, Iowa by regional block manufacturer King's Materials. Additional projects utilizing the PaveDrain system are planned by the City of Davenport in the near future.

Section 319 Grant: Porous Pavers

A unique drainage system with a top resembling a concrete puzzle has been installed at a city parking lot. Learn how porous pavers slow down water runoff and improve the water quality before it flows into nearby streams.

City of Goshen Indiana Testimonial Letter

City of Goshen

June 17th 2014 - "We are pleased to report that the PaveDrain system has performed extremely well under what could only be considered exceptional circumstances."


In the Spotlight: PaveDrain

SOURCE: Cristine Carlton, Pitchbook Blog

Municipalities across the country may have a fresh solution for stormwater runoff in PaveDrain. The Wisconsin-based company sells permeable, arch-shaped pavement that maximizes onsite stormwater capacity during heavy rain and expects to install more than 1 million square feet of its product in 2014. The main architect of the PaveDrain system, CEO and founder Doug Buch, recently went "In the Spotlight" with PitchBook TV as part of our "On the Scene in Wisconsin" series to discuss the company's product, background and future.

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PaveDrain Endurance - Ford Motor's Louisville Assembly Plant

2013 Ford Escapes driving over a section of PaveDrain almost everyday!

PaveDrain Infiltration Test Performed at Bladensburg Installation Site

The Bladensburg Fire Department drove their fully loaded engine (75,000 lbs) on the PaveDrain Block system lot three times. The PaveDrain System absorbed over 1,600 gallons of water in a 10 minute span on the same location in the lot. This test demonstrates the systems ability to capture a significant rain event while allowing for a more natural, filtered infiltration into the intended sub-soils.

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PaveDrain System - Roll 'Em

The final stage of the PaveDrain system, rolling the blocks with a smooth drum roller.

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PaveDrain Handles Pedestrian Traffic

See how a grocery cart and stoller roll accross the PaveDrain System

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PaveDrain System Getting Snow Plowed

Check out this night clip of the PaveDrain System being snow plowed after the big storm. All of the edges of PaveDrain blocks are chamfered so that no corners or edges are created.

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PaveDrain System Passes ASTM C1701/C1701M-09

Paving the Way in American Manufacturing
by Nancy Stoner, Acting Assistant Administrator for the EPA's Office of Water

PaveDrain System Passes ASTMOn a cold February day, I stood in a driveway in an industrial complex in Bladensburg, MD, just outside the nation's capital. Water from a 500-gallon container was gushing onto the ground in front of me. But rather than forming large puddles and flowing across the parking lot, the water was simply disappearing - not into thin air, but into a special system of permeable pavers called PaveDrain.

Doug Buch and Scott Bryan receiving Imagine H20 AwardPaveDrain, LLC Announced as Winner of Imagine H2O Competition

MARCH 19, 2013 - PaveDrain, LLC announced as winner of the Early Revenue Track of the 2012 Imagine H2O Consumer Innovations Business Plan Contest.

"Imagine H2O is a global conduit for water entrepreneurship and innovation," explains Tamin Pechet, the organization's Chairman and Co-Founder. "Our programs support entrepreneurs who establish financially viable solutions while creating jobs and generating economic activity."


Town of BladensburgLetter of Recommendation From Bladensburg, Maryland

DECEMBER 18, 2012 - John Moss, Town Administrator of Bladensburg, reports on the success of PaveDrain two years after the installation. VIEW 2013 LETTER

JANUARY 17, 2012 - John Moss, Town Administrator of Bladensburg, reports on PaveDrain a year after the installation. VIEW 2012 LETTER

You have been selected as a recipient of the Building Operating Management
2013 Top Products Award.

PaveDrain wins 2013 Top Products Award Congratulations, your product release for Permeable Articulating Concrete Block/Mat will be featured in the January issue of Building Operating Management as a Top Products Award Winner (at no cost!).

The Top Products Awards recognize the most popular manufacturers and suppliers of the year, as determined by building and facility executives who participated in a national survey.

The Building Operating Management Top Products Awards are 100% reader-selected - so congratulations, out of nearly 560 possible products, yours is one of the people's favorites! In addition to your product being featured as a winner, you will receive an award in the mail. Display it proudly - you earned it!

D.C. Looking for Solutions for Flood-Prone Neighborhoods

SEPTEMBER 4, Washington D.C. - The city is looking at possible solutions to flooding that plagues some D.C. neighborhoods. News4's Jackie Bensen reports.

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Stormwater Legislation
Build a rain garden or install a green roof in Prince George's County and you may soon be eligible for a rebate. Patricia Villone reports.

Innovations for Managing Stormwater Runoff

By Reed Hellman, Staff Writer
December 5, 2011
Posted in: Green Solutions

Record rainfall during this past spring and summer has served to point out the urgent need for managing stormwater runoff to improve water quality. The two interrelated issues are part of Smart, Green & Growing, an initiative introduced by Gov. Martin O'Malley in 2008 to foster a smarter, greener, more sustainable future for Maryland.


Luckett & Farley Interview about PaveDrain and the Ford Motor Plant Project

Montgomery County, Maryland Approves PaveDrain

Montgomery County Emblem "the Stormwater Management New Products and Materials Committee for Montgomery County has recommended approval of PaveDrain for use in Montgomery County as a permeable pavement..."


Luckett & Farley

Green Incentives Provide Catalyst For Ford's Drainage And Pavement Upgrade

What do you mean there are no catch basins in the entire parking lot?!

By Adam Meyer, PE, LEED AP | Published May 25, 2012


PaveDrain System Passes ASTM C1701/C1701M-09

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Mt. Rainier, Maryland Recommendation Letter

Mount Rainier
Based on the test results, it is our opinion that the infiltration rate of the PaveDrain System is a minimum of 4,000 inches per hour.

Inside Diameter of Infiltration Ring (in) 12.5 12.5
Elapsed Time of Test (sec) 7.3 7.8
Infiltration Rate (in/hr) (l=KM/(D2*t)) 4449.1 4163.9
Average Infiltration Rate (in/hr) 4306.5



Paving The Way In American Manufacturing

By Nancy Stoner, Acting Assistant Administrator for the EPA's Office of Water


Wisconsin Entrepreneurs Network

Wisconsin Start Up Begins Projects Here and Abroad


Ford Motor Company Selects The Pavedrain System To Complete Permeable Parking Lot Surface


Ford Parking Lot with PaveDrain Installed
Ford Assembly Plant Entrance

Adelphi Project Should Follow 'Green' Plan

Source: The Gazette, by Jolene Ivey (D-Dist. 47), Cheverly


"I'd like to suggest that the council look to Bladensburg, which has been a real leader in such design in their own Town Hall. The parking lot there filters up to six inches of rainwater per house using technology called "Pave Drain."

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