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FHWA has released a TechBrief providing an overview of the benefits, limitations and applications of porous asphalt pavements with stone reservoirs, as well as considerations for design, construction, and maintenance. Click here to download a copy.

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NAPA has produced a helpful brochure on porous asphalt pavements. You can download it for free here .

Printed copies are also available. To order, click here.


The definitive technical document on porous asphalt pavements is NAPA's Porous Asphalt Pavements for Stormwater Management (order number IS-131). Written by the country's leading expert on porous asphalt pavements, it provides the latest information on these dual-purpose pavements. Both the history of the technology and the latest large-scale projects, including innovative uses of porous pavements, are discussed. Topics covered include water quality, structural design, soil investigation, hydrologic design, materials, construction, cost, and maintenance. Throughout the 24-page publication, full-color photographs and illustrations clearly show the techniques and principles being explained. The publication is ideal for contractors, developers, engineers, architects, and parking lot owners. To order, click here.