The PaveDrain System allows for a more natural (vertical) infiltration path, recharging local groundwater and reducing first flush pollutants. Its strength and durability makes it ideal for drive lanes and fire roads. It is the most effective product on the market, and does not require the costly maintenance required by conventional methods. PaveDrain is the perfect answer to the shortcomings seen from traditional permeable paving products.


  • Parking Lots
  • Alley Ways
  • Low Speed Roadways
  • Intersections
  • Emergency Access Lanes
  • Residential Driveways

Product Details                                                                 Test #1      Test #2

Inside Dia. of Infiltration Ring (in) 12.19 12.19
Elapsed Time of Test (sec) 20.3 21.95
Infiltration Rate (in/hr.) (l=KM/(D2*t)) 1,630 1,560
Ave. Infiltration Rate (in/hr.) 1,595

System Properties

Thickness: 5.65” (+ 1/8”)
Unit Dimensions: 12.00” x 12.00”
Unit Weight: 45-49 lbs.
Units/SF: 1 SF Nominal
Percentage Open Space: 7% Surface, 20% Storage Area

Structural Benefits

The PaveDrain® System combines modern day functionality with a structural concept used for centuries to create the revolutionary permeable paving solution. This system incorporates a patented arch design in the middle of an articulating concrete block to create an internal storage chamber that can be used as a reservoir for stormwater runoff while simultaneously providing strength for heavy vehicular loads. The PaveDrain System is an aesthetically pleasing Permeable Articulating Concrete Block/Mat (P-ACB/M) that provides installation ease and flexibility to meet current and future stormwater management regulations. PaveDrain is infiltration, storage, detention, conveyance and a paving surface all in one. When combined, these features allow for a reduction or elimination in stormwater infrastructure costs while minimizing environmental impact. PaveDrain works.

ASTM Standards and ADA Compliance

The PaveDrain System meets the requirements of ASTM D6684-04 and is recognized by the USEPA as a structural Best Management Practice (BMP) for stormwater infiltration. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Design Guidelines require that surface openings shall not exceed ½” and shall be firm, stable, and slip resistant. The PaveDrain System easily exceeds all these requirements by incorporating a 1/4” gap between individual PaveDrain blocks.

Infiltration Report

The PaveDrain System® was tested in accordance with ASTM C1701/C1701M-09 by an independent third party engineering firm. The test were conducted on different PaveDrain installations that had not been maintained on an average of more than 2 years and still infiltrated in excess of 1,500 inches/hour per one foot diameter.


HS-25 Truck Load Rating

Easy PaveDrain Install with Probst Machine

Maintenance and Repair

The PaveDrain System is designed as an open joint concept between the blocks. Existing installations have required little, if any maintenance. If the joints become filled or obstructed, maintenance is accomplished by using a vacuum truck or a combination sewer vacuum truck and the PaveDrain Vac Head. If a significant amount of sediment accumulates in the aggregate bedding stone, part or all of the PaveDrain system can be removed allowing the subgrade to be cleaned and then the same product re-installed. Repair of individual PaveDrain blocks can be accomplished without removing the (mat) cables. For more detailed information on these topics go to and select Installation & MAINTENANCE, and then click on REPAIR.

Additional Benefits

  • Up to 5 LEED Credits: Sustainable Sites; Credit 6.1, 6.2, 5.1, 5.7 & Materials & Resources: Credit 5.1.
  • Initial installations show a drastic reduction in the use of deicing salts over traditional asphalt and concrete surfaces.
  • Installed by hand or with conventional construction equipment in all types of weather for fast, economical installations.
  • Available in multiple mat sizes for customized applications
  • Available in several color options
  • No seams to catch on snow plows with either steel or rubber tipped blades.
  • Increased skid resistance over traditional pavements.
  • Solar Reflectance Index (SRI) range of 36 – 41 for lighter colored units.
  • Unlike traditional catch basins, varmints cannot enter drainage system.
  • Regional manufacturing supporting local economies.
  • Adaptable to small areas (retrofits) where retention ponds are outdated or not practical.