University of Waterloo Research Project – Developing a New Rubber Porous Paving

We are funding a 2 year study to further test & improve our porous paving product with the University of Waterloo, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Centre for Pavement & Transportation Technology.

The goal of this research is to create an improved product for commercial parking applications, while remaining environmentally sustainable through use of recycled tires. We want to create a product that will reduce the need for expensive stormwater management systems while also helping developers comply with the need to reduce (or eliminate) stormwater runoff from their parking lots. We are thrilled to be working with the University of Waterloo on this exciting initiative.

Read this article from the University of Waterloo about our porous paving research – Tackling Stormwater with Recycled Tires.

University of Waterloo Lot42 Testing Porous Rubber Pavement
Researchers from the University of Waterloo

Researchers from the University of Waterloo were onsite at Lot42 Global Flex Campus in Kitchener to test a previous Stormflow Surfacing installation.

Research & Testing

Stormflow Surfacing has had numerous tests performed by independent, certified labs, including:

  • Leach Test – SPLP (1312) – all material components were below groundwater maximum contaminant levels
  • Permeability test
  • Porosity test – up to 27-29% void space
  • Compression test
  • ASTM D-2047 Slip resistant test
  • ASTM D-4798 Accelerated weather
  • ASTM C-666B Freeze/thaw durability

LEED Qualifications

Stormflow Surfacing can qualify for several different categories of LEED points depending on the application. Different areas where LEED points could be earned through the use of Stormflow Surfacing:

  • Sustainable Sites: Storm Water Design, Quantity Control
  • Innovation and Design Process: Innovation in Design
  • Materials and Resources: Recycled Content, Regional Materials