AZEK VAST® Pavers Offers Attractive Option to Deal with Storm Water Runoff
SCRANTON, Pa., June 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — AZEK VAST Pavers, now available nationally through pro lumberyards and building supply centers, announces a welcome option to assist with storm water runoff problems that offers great looks and durability. Brought to landscape contractors and DIYers through a strategic partnership between AZEK Building Products and VAST Enterprises, the product line’s Permeable paver in 4 X 8 inch size is designed to help alleviate residential and commercial stormwater runoff issues.
Made with up to 95% recycled scrap tires and various plastics, AZEK VAST Permeable Pavers install on an innovative grid system up to 3 times faster than traditional masonry pavers. They are uniquely designed to reduce rain runoff into storm drains and decrease storm water pollutants by infiltrating rainwater on building sites. The pavers have a tested infiltration rate of more than 450 inches per hour (4.9 gallons per square foot per minute) when installed with aggregate conforming to ASTM D448 No. 8.
According to Michael Gori, Director of Product Management for AZEK Building Products, “With the beauty of traditional hardscapes, AZEK VAST Permeable pavers in 4 x 8-inch size are preferred by landscape architects and contractors for storm water applications in large commercial jobs including plazas and walkways, but work equally well for residential patios and driveways.”
AZEK VAST Permeable Pavers are slip-resistant and manufactured with spacer lugs that are engineered to maintain a precise 0.275-inch space between pavers. This ensures that they can be installed according to ADA Accessibility Guidelines for Buildings and Facilities (ADAAG) # 302.3, which calls for such spaces to be no greater than one-half inch wide. Impact- and slip- resistant , they are easier on the feet than concrete or clay pavers. Like all AZEK products, AZEK VAST Permeable Pavers are engineered to last, featuring a lifetime no-crack guarantee for residential installations.
The AZEK VAST grids (manufactured of the same recycled materials as the pavers) are laid out on the same type of sub-base required for landscape or permeable pavers made of concrete. Installers insert the pavers into the grids and the pavers are automatically aligned. Once the sub-base is prepared, the pavers are installed on the grid to form the desired pattern quickly and easily.
Available in five appealing colors, the AZEK VAST Paver line also features a Standard Landscape and a Resurface paver. All AZEK VAST Pavers are stain, impact and scratch resistant and less than half the weight of traditional pavers. They can be cut using a regular miter or jigsaw so there is no need for a masonry wet saw. And, AZEK VAST Pavers can contribute to qualification for more LEED® credits than any other paver.
Every 5,000-square foot AZEK VAST Paver landscape installation keeps 2,500 scrap automobile tires and 75,000 plastic containers out of U.S. landfills while being produced with 95% less energy and producing 96% less in CO2 emissions than conventional concrete pavers. “Combine these features with permeability and AZEK VAST Pavers are by far the greenest pavers on the market,” said Gori.
For more information, visit AZEK Building Products’ website at www.azek.com or visit AZEK VAST Pavers at www.vastpavers.com.
The AZEK brand is widely known as a leader in premium, exterior low-maintenance decking, railings, moulding and trim.
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About AZEK Building Products:
With more than 25 years of cellular pvc manufacturing experience, AZEK Building Products makes and markets premium, low maintenance exterior building products under the AZEK brand such as AZEK Deck, the leading brand of low-maintenance decking, and AZEK Trim, the leading brand of low-maintenance trim. Other AZEK products include AZEK Mouldings, AZEK Porch, and AZEK Rail. All of these products offer tangible benefits as an ideal wood replacement product for a myriad of outdoor uses. For more information about AZEK Building Products, call 1-877-ASK-AZEK (275-2935) or visit the AZEK website at www.azek.com.
SOURCE AZEK Building Products