The Benefits of a Permeable Paver
Lower Your Utility Bills
Insulate your home and save on heating and cooling each year.
Stronger lasts longer! Pavers require less long term maintenance than traditional concrete.
Prevent Property Damage
Stopping rainwater from running off your roof can prevent your property from flooding and creating property issues.
“We were at full capacity, so to have Rainplan come in and do a lot. of the work for us, that was the best part.”
how Rainplan works
Discover, Connect, Relax
We are streamlining the process of upgrading private properties to productive landscapes.
Discover New Tools
Interested in finding out what rainwater capture system is best for you? Explore our technologies, education database, and when you’re ready find local incentive programs that will pay you back for your project.
Do Your First Site Visit Online
Use our tools to save you time like the Virtual Site Planner. Talking with one of our Rainplanners can help you make informed decisions and understand what’s possible within your budget.
Relax and Read Proposals
Whether you fill out your Rainplan or not, you can list your project on our platform for local green contractors to review and send you project proposals and bids. We vetted them, and now you just need to select.
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Have flooding issues? Dig down deep to solve your problem.
Between a rock and a hard place? Move problems away from you.
Keep what’s yours with a rain barrel or cistern system.
Permeable Paver FAQ
What is a permeable paver?
Permeable pavers, also known as permeable interlocking concrete pavements (PICP), are installed with layers of varying-sized stone or aggregate underneath that filter and direct stormwater to underground aquifers. With permeable concrete pavers, any rain that falls on your patio, walkway, or driveway seeps back into the ground, reducing the burden on storm drains and preventing flooding.
Where can I use permeable pavement?
Everything depends on your soil type and levels, but most pavers can be used as a traditional replacement for any project, such as patios, swimming pool areas, driveways, walkways etc.
What are the steps of the rainplan process?
Once you submit your address we will send you a Rainplan assessment that will include an analysis on your property, what type of technologies we recommend, the amount of government funding you’re eligible for, and a pricing estimate.
Afterwards we send a contractor or engineer to your property depending on the type of upgrade you’re looking to do. A structural engineer will evaluate the structural integrity of your property for a Green Roof, and a landscape designer will conduct a percolation test on your soil and the design for the installation on your soil for permeable pavers and rain gardens.
We’ll then send you finalized pricing and if you accept we will submit your property for incentive approval and afterwards begin the installation process.
Do permeable pavers require maintenance?
Technically all pavement (permeable or standard concrete) requires some type of maintenance to keep it from cracking. Especially if you live in colder climates. Permeable pavers require cleaning like standard concrete pathways. Since they are porous, they need to be washed out to get debris out of the material every year.
Is Rainplan a contractor?
No, we match you with the best contractors in your area and help you navigate the installation process.
What is the homeowner responsible for?
In addition to the installation fee, the property owner is responsible for:
A- Providing Rainplan with access to the property throughout the installation process.
B- Assigning payment to Rainplan of any stormwater installation rebates.
C- Annual maintenance of stormwater improvements to ensure property owner remains eligible for annual utility fee discounts.
D- Any property damage. Stormwater upgrades are designed to capture the first 1.2 inches of rainfall and Rainplan does not guarantee protection from severe weather, and or other property related events.
What type of technologies does Rainplan offer?
Green Roofs, Permeable Pavers, Rain Gardens, Rain Barrels
How does Rainplan work with the government?
Yes, Rain Plan is a for-profit, private organization. We have no contractual or affiliation with the government. We provide storm water services where we assess the property, connect to installers and fund the work so there’s no out-of-pocket cost for the property owners.
We administer the application process into the local jurisdictions for the programs. For example; In DC they have numerous programs, one of them is the River Smart Rewards Program and the Chesapeake Bay Trust.
We have no affiliation but we provide a service to make it easier for property owners to make upgrades but also obtain incentives from the government. This is not only meant to be a concierge service but also a way to guarantee your incentive and not come out of pocket for the entire amount while waiting on your incentive rebate after the project is complete.