Bright Horizon is a multi-location child care company – we repaved the path at their location in the Arsenal on the Charles using Flexi-Pave, similar in solution but not in scope to another project of ours in Sarasota, Florida.
Flexi-Pave is an aggregate paving material, made up of 50% stone aggregate and 50% chipped rubber tires by weight. The tires, of course, are recycled. The material is bound together by a urethane binder and can last, with minimal maintenance, up to 15 years.
Safety and Environmental impact of Flexi-Pave
Two other points – safety and environmental impact:
Flexi-Pave provides a more resilient surface for falls, as opposed to concrete or traditional asphalt, a concern at child care centers. Also, because of its installation and porous nature, it does not retain heat during the summer as do concrete or asphalt.
Also, because it is a permeable surface, rain and other precipitation flows through the surface and directly into the ground underneath, reducing the need for drainage and stormwater runoff mitigation, mitigating issues with stormwater management.