Recycled-rubber pavers create earth-friendly sidewalks
Reversible, resilient pavers ensure safe passage for all pedestrian and wheeled traffic, at permanent or temporary sites. Use instead of concrete sidewalks to prevent cracked and buckled pavement. Reduces costs of making concrete repairs, as well as claims filed for injuries from uplifted sidewalks. In addition, each 20-sq.-ft. installation of pavers saves 1 tree from removal, thereby preserving urban forests. Modular, interconnecting design allows tree roots to obtain water and air through pavers seams. As a result, trees develop smaller root systems that decrease damage to surface. Pavers measure 2 by 2 ft., with a thickness of 1.875 ins. Each sq. ft. uses rubber from 1 used tire of passenger vehicles. In California alone, more than 34 million tires are disposed of each year, creating 408 million lbs. of waste rubber to clog landfills. Pavers can withstand at least 12 yrs. of sidewalk traffic. Can be periodically lifted for inspection and easily reinstalled. Available in a variety of colors and textures to resemble concrete, granite, or adobe-colored pavement. Comfortable to walk or jog on, plus absorb sound to reduce decibel level of traffic. Currently installed in more than 35 U.S. cities. Price: about $15 a sq. ft., including installation costs.