The scope of many of the commercial landscaping projects designed, installed, and maintained by our crews here at E-Landscape often requires the use of pervious pavement. This material consists of concrete, asphalt, or pavers that contain air pockets, which allow rain and snowmelt flows to permeate the surface. Precipitation streams into a basin underneath the pavement that consists of layers of crushed stones, sand, and soil. The underlayment allows the runoff to seep into the ground. While pervious paving materials are virtually indistinguishable from regular pavement, they offer significant benefits from an environmental standpoint. With more and more commercial buildings seeking LEED certification and being designed and built with sustainability in mind, it is no wonder that the use of pervious pavers is on the rise!