Flexi-Pave is a type of permeable pavement made from a combination of recycled rubber and a binding agent. It is an eco-friendly alternative to traditional pavement options, as it allows rainwater to permeate through to the ground beneath, reducing runoff and helping to prevent flooding.
The cost of installing Flexi-Pave can vary depending on a range of factors. Typically, the cost will run from $10.00 to $12.00 per square foot, including installation. However, this is a site-specific basis, and certain factors can increase the cost.
For example, the thickness of the Flexi-Pave layer required will affect the cost. A thicker layer may be needed for heavy vehicle traffic or areas with a high volume of pedestrian foot traffic, which can increase the cost.
Color and design choices can also impact the cost of installation. Custom colors or intricate designs can add to the overall cost of the project.
In some cases, additional preparation work may be required before installing Flexi-Pave, such as grading or excavation work. This too can increase the overall cost of installation.
So, depending on the specific needs of the site, thickness, color, design, and any additional work required, the cost of installing Flexi-Pave can be up to $20 per square foot.
What Material Is Flexi Pave Made Out Of?
Flexi®-Pave is a type of permeable pavement that uses a unique combination of recycled rubber tires and stone. Specifically, it is made by combining 50 percent recycled tires with 50 percent stone, and then mixing this blend on-site with a urethane binding agent.
The urethane binding agent is added to the mix to help bind the recycled tire rubber and stone together, creating a strong and durable surface. Once the mixture is thoroughly blended, it is poured onto the surface to be paved in a single, monolithic pour.
This process creates a seamless and continuous surface that is highly resilient and resistant to cracking, shifting, and other forms of damage that can occur with traditional pavement materials. The combination of recycled rubber and stone also makes Flexi®-Pave an eco-friendly choice, as it repurposes waste materials that might otherwise end up in landfills.
In addition to its strength and environmental benefits, Flexi®-Pave is also permeable, meaning that it allows water to penetrate through to the ground below. This can help to reduce runoff, prevent flooding, and promote healthier soil and vegetation growth.
Overall, the use of recycled tires, stone, and a urethane binding agent, mixed on-site and applied as a single monolithic pour, makes Flexi®-Pave a unique and innovative solution for sustainable and durable pavement.
Is Permeable Pavement Cheaper Than Concrete?
One of the advantages of permeable pavement is its cost-effectiveness. Permeable pavement is cheaper to install than traditional concrete pavement as it does not require the same level of infrastructure as traditional asphalt pavement. This can significantly reduce the overall cost of installation.
Morever, the cost savings associated with permeable pavement do not end with installation. Permeable pavement also tends to last longer than traditional concrete pavement, meaning that property owners may enjoy reduced maintenance and replacement costs over time. Additionally, because permeable pavement allows water to pass through it, it can help to reduce the risk of damage and erosion caused by flooding or standing water.
In conclusion, the cost of installing Flexi®-Pave varies depending on several factors, such as the thickness, color, and design choices. On average, the cost ranges from $10.00 to $12.00 per square foot, with the potential to increase to $20 per square foot for more complex projects.
If you are in need of custom park surfacing with Flexi®-Pave, look no further than Custom Park Surfacing. Our team has extensive experience in installing Flexi®-Pave and can help you create a custom solution that meets your specific needs. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you with your next project.