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AUG 2012

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LC Product Profile IMPACT ON YOUR BUSINESS Increasingly, local and state governments across the country are adopting new, more stringent regulations for storm runoff. Within local governments, the EPA is encouraging cities and towns to implement green infrastructure in their efforts to combat water pollution caused by runoff. That means your clients will increasingly ask for – and expect – permeable pavements in streets, sidewalks, parking lots, alleyways, patios, plazas and sidewalks. )N .ORTH #AROLINA 0INE (ALL "RICK S HOME STATE OFlCIALS ARE SEEKING PUBLIC COMMENTS TO CHANGE WATER QUALITY GUIDELINES THAT WOULD ALLOW developers statewide to earn stormwater credits if they use permeable pavement on projects. That's because there is increasing recognition that permeable pavements work well in a wider variety of soil types than previously thought. With existing legislation, stormwater credits were only allowed in eastern North Carolina, where the sandy soils allow a higher infiltration rate. But new research at N.C. State University shows that permeable pavement can be used successfully to improve stormwater treatment in most soil types, as long as the paved areas are properly designed, installed and maintained. When compared to asphalt or concrete, properly used permeable pavements can reduce the volume of stormwater discharged from developed areas by as much as 90 percent. That's important, since sediment carried by stormwater is the state's No. 1 source of water pollution. 0INE (ALL "RICK HAS TWO LINES OF PERMEABLE PAVERS THAT WORK WELL WITH A BEST PRACTICES GRADED AGGREGATE SYSTEM 3TORM0AVE WHICH HAS THE LOOK OF TRADITIONAL PAVERS AND MEETS THE !$! REQUIREMENT FOR MAXIMUM JOINT WIDTH OF LESS THAN ONE HALF INCH AND 2AIN0AVE WHICH IS tumbled after firing to give it a cobblestone look. Both have a compressive strength above 12,000 psi, are extremely freeze/thaw durable and have a life expectancy of more than 100 years. Using our colors with recycled content and/or SRI values >29 can help qualify for up to five LEED categories. · · 800-334-8689 Information Request # 414 August 2012 39 DBM

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