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INSTALLING POROUS FLEXIBLE PAVING

Gather tools & equipment

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Prepare the base

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A minimum of 4" of clean 1/2" stone is recommended for under perkEpave for managing stormwater runoff. Additional stone may be required depending on the engineers design.

Mist mixer

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Periodically mist the internals of the paddle mixer with bio-diesel or cooking oil to keep the perkEpave from sticking to the inside of the mixing drum.

Combine stone, rubber & binder

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Mix design is per application and color choice. A typical mix will produce 16 sq. ft. (1.5" thick) in 2 minutes. NOTE: Never introduce water into the mix and be consistent with the mix ratio and time in the mixer.

Empty mixer into wheel barrow

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A 5 to 6 man crew can easily install 1,600 sq. ft. of perkEpave in an 8 hour work day.

Wheel to installation point and dump

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perkEpave falls out like wet stones; does not flow like concrete and is easy to finish. NOTE: Water reacts with the binder, installation is not to be done when raining.

Rake and screed perkEpave

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Screeding perkEpave is necessary to achieve a flat surface and is the first phase of finishing the surface. 

Coat tools with a mold release agent

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Coating the floats with cooking oil is the key to a  smooth finish. The film keeps the binder from sticking to the floats; apply it often. 

Bull float far reaching areas

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Again, coating the face of the bull float with cooking oil is the key to a perkEpave smooth finish.

Coat mating surface with binder

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It is extremely important to coat all mating surfaces with binder to assure perkEpave sticks and does not separate. Coat forms with diesel fuel or cooking oil for ease of removal.

Finish edges

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For a professional looking finish product; perkepave needs to be pressed in place at mating surfaces. Dressing the edges along forms on a bevel should be done prior to form removal.

Flexible Porous Paving

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perkEpave, when finished will exhibit a sheen or flat finish depending on the moisture in the atmosphere when installed. NOTE: This finish of porous flexible paving will change over time, to a consistent flat finish as it is affected by the elements.