No deicing salts or agent are needed on the porous pavement installation at the 168 Elm. Melt water on the porous pavement drains immediately through the gaps between pavers and has so far evacuated the pavement surface before the next freeze cycle occurred.

The cast in place concrete side walk in front of the house is a different story, as you can see in the video. Melt water cannot infiltrate due to the impervious pavement and puddles form that tends to freeze over once temperatures drop.

(for more information see also Winter images or the Snow clearing video).


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