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Permeable ground cover helps build sustainable, local communities.

As one of our environmental initiatives, the use of permeable ground cover is a better solution, providing environmental and storm-water benefits, and multifunctional solutions, for a more sustainable and beautiful answer to site design.

Most greenhouse gas emissions related to concrete consumption occur during the manufacture of cement. The manufacture of one ton of cement produces one ton of carbon dioxide. Cement is the primary component of concrete. Pouring 1,000 cubic yards of concrete indirectly emits 400,000 pounds of carbon dioxide.

By avoiding impervious pavement such as concrete and asphalt paving, U-Haul permeable ground cover initiatives help reduce many thousands of tons of greenhouse gas emissions and toxic air pollutants. 

U-Haul permeable ground cover protects the natural environment, reduces greenhouse gas emissions and helps build sustainable, local communities. By using permeable ground cover, we are continually improving the sustainable performance of our products, services and activities to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

Advantages

  • Reduce storm-water runoff – water filters into the ground rather than creating an unnatural runoff.
  • Conserve and protect nature – allows filtration, which recharges the groundwater supply.
  • Treat and reduce storm-water pollutants – Naturally occurring microorganisms digest pollutants in the water.
  • Reduce the heat island effect – using light colored or reflective pavement materials.
  • Eliminate or reduce the amount of land for detention – allows more open space and landscape in developments.

Applications

  • Parking aisles and bays
  • Service lanes, access drives and fire lanes
  • Driveways
  • RV Parking, truck storage
  • High-use pedestrian areas