Groundbreaking – Permeable Paving Setting Systems

As cities grow, the amount of impervious surfaces such as roads, parking lots, and rooftops also increases. This leads to a higher volume of stormwater runoff, which can cause flooding, erosion, and water pollution. Permeable paving has emerged as a solution to these problems, allowing water to infiltrate back into the ground instead of flowing into storm drains. However, traditional permeable paving has some limitations, such as reduced durability and stability over time. This is where ROMEX permeable bonded paver base setting systems come into play.

ROMEX Trass Bed Compound is a revolutionary product and is a great example of a permeable bonded paver base setting system. Trass Bed creates a strong and stable base for permeable pavers and as a result can withstand heavy loads and harsh weather conditions, while also allowing water to permeate through the paver joints and the base, replenishing groundwater resources.


Environmental Benefits

Permeable bonded paver base setting systems have numerous environmental benefits. The most significant of these benefits is stormwater management. By allowing water to infiltrate back into the ground, these systems reduce the volume and velocity of stormwater runoff, thereby minimizing the risk of flooding and erosion. Additionally, permeable paving helps to filter pollutants from the stormwater, improving water quality and reducing the burden on wastewater treatment plants.

Furthermore, Trass Bed is much more sustainable than traditional paving methods with having 35% less embodied carbon than cement. Trass Bed also helps builders comply with city stormwater management regulations, which can help avoid potential fines and penalties.

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Economic Benefits

Permeable bonded paver base setting systems have many economic benefits as well. Firstly, they have a lower life cycle cost due to reduced maintenance. This can make a huge difference, especially when comparing the lifespan and renovation costs of large commercial projects completed with alternative systems. Traditional paving materials require regular cleaning, repair, and replacement, whereas ROMEX permeable pavers are more durable and require less maintenance, saving time and money in the long run.

ROMEX also offers a 10-year warranty on any project completed with our RSG 10 system and a 5 year warranty on any project done with our RSG 5 system, ensuring peace of mind for contractors, landscape architects and property owners. Permeable paving may also result in project cost savings by eliminating the need for concrete slabs or reducing the depth of the paver installation. These savings can be significant, especially for large projects.



Permeable bonded paver base setting systems such as Trass Bed provide a sustainable and practical solution for stormwater management and long-term investment in infrastructure. The environmental benefits of reducing stormwater runoff and carbon emissions, complying with stormwater management regulations, and building surfaces that stand the test of time without replacement, make this system an ideal choice. Additionally, the economic benefits of reduced maintenance, cost savings, reduced project timeline as well as protection from the RSG 10 year system warranty provide further justification for using permeable bonded paver setting systems.

With ROMEX Trass Bed compound, contractors, landscape architects and property owners will see a significant environmental and economic impact in comparison to alternative impervious installation methods.


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