UNI ECO-STONE® FAMILY OF PERMEABLE PAVERS

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UNI-GROUP U.S.A. first brought UNI Eco-Stone® to North America in 1989, well before permeable interlocking concrete pavers became popular. As leaders in the industry, we recognized the possibilities and environmental benefits of being able to infiltrate water through the pavement surface into the ground below.

With the advent of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) mandate to control stormwater runoff through it's National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) in the early 90's, the path was paved for the growth of permeable pavements. The EPA is now working in conjunction with other agencies and organizations such as the Low Impact Development Center, the U.S. Green Building Council, and the Center for Watershed Protection to promote the use of low impact development (LID) and LEED and Smart Growth as a way to manage runoff. The EPA plans to establish ordinances to move the program in the direction of preferred design and best management practices. Infiltration practices have emerged as a major focus of these agencies and Eco-Stone® permeable interlocking concrete pavements utilize infiltration to control stormwater runoff. Click here for a list of federal, state and municipal approvals of permeable pavements and Eco-Stone®.

FEATURES & BENEFITS OF ECO-STONE® PERMEABLE INTERLOCKING CONCRETE PAVERS

For more information on the Eco-Stone® Family of Permeable Pavers, please click on the quick links provided in the menu at left or in the side bar at right. While Eco-Stone® is available at all UNI Manufacturer locations, a number of the newer products may not be available in all areas. Please check with your manufacturer for availability.


Eco-Stone
UNI ECO-STONE®

The original UNI Eco-Stone® paver has become the permeable paver of choice for design professionals. The classic shape provides structural interlock to provide a strong, durable pavement surface under vehicular traffic, yet allows for the infiltration of stormwater for environmental benefit.




EcolocUNI ECOLOC®

UNI Ecoloc® is designed for heavy-duty paving that is subjected to larger traffic volumes and loads. The paver is designed to fit together with UNI-Anchorlock,® to allow for a combination of permeable and impermeable areas. This paver has become popular for use in streets and parking lots, as well as for industrial pavements, such as ports and storage yards.



Eco-OptilocECO-OPTILOC®

Eco-Optiloc
®  is another shape designed to handle higher vehicular traffic loads and volumes. Like the Ecoloc® unit, it is L-shaped for superior stability under high point loads. It features interlocking spacers that add stability under directional traffic, and there is a solid version of the paver, UNI-Optiloc® that can be used in combination with Eco-Optiloc.®


Eco-PrioraECO-PRIORA™

Eco-Priora
® is the newest addition to the Eco-Stone® Family of Permeable Pavers. This unit may be produced in a number of size squares and rectangles. Its design features unique, patented interlocking spacers that offer advanced interlocking capability under traffic loads compared to other square and rectangular permeable pavement systems on the market. The flat surface of Eco-Priora™ makes it well-suited to pedestrian areas and for ADA handicap-accessible pavements.

Eco-Stone Design Guide and Research Summary
Eco-Stone Design Guide and Research Summary...
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This comprehensive guide has been updated to 60 pages with new design, construction and research information...
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Winter Climate
FAQ...
Can permeable pavers be
snow plowed?

ANSWER...
Yes. Just like our traditional pavers, UNI Permeable Pavers can be plowed in the winter.
In addition, snow and ice melt and drain through the drainage voids, thereby minimizing icing hazards.

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Porous Pavements
Porous Pavements by Bruce Ferguson


This comprehensive 600
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