Pervious Pavement

Pervious pavement differs from conventional concrete or asphalt by using air spaces to allow infiltration and storage of stormwater runoff. Conventional pavement generates significant stormwater runoff. Pervious pavement can often reduce the size needed for stormwater detention elsewhere on a developed parcel. Pervious pavement is typically used in low-traffic areas such as parking stalls, emergency lanes, bike paths and sidewalks.

Courtesy of NC State University, Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department

Horry County Pervious Parking Stalls in Garden City Beach

Technical Resources
For background and research on pervious pavement, visit NCSU's Biological and Agricultural Engineering pages.

Permeable Pavement section in SC Coastal Low Impact Development Manual

here for the entry in SC DHEC's Stormwater BMP Manual.

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