Outdoor Play Areas Installed with Porous Pave Complete New Facility at the Humane Society of Elkhart County, Indiana
To Improve Animal Welfare, Humane Society of Elkhart County, Indiana installed Eight Fenced Outdoor Exercise Areas with 5,960 Square Feet of Porous Pave XL Permeable Pavement
"Dogs need outdoor exercise and to stay socialized with other dogs and with people," said Rob LaRoy, executive director, Humane Society of Elkhart County. "Now our staff and volunteers can see how dogs behave outside of their cages and learn more about their behavior so they can better match dogs with adopters."
"Porous Pave was an excellent choice for the project," said Jesse Angel, southern district manager, Permeable Coating Solutions, Inc. (Greenwood, Ind.), installation contractor. "It is durable and easy to keep clean."
"The executive director and horticulture and facilities manager at Wellfield Botanic Gardens recommended Porous Pave for its durability and ease of maintenance,"
In the process of evaluating permeable paving materials, the Humane Society project team visited nearby Wellfield Botanic Gardens (Elkhart, Ind.) to see the garden paths they had paved with Porous Pave. Wellfield Botanic Gardens first installed Porous Pave for garden paths in 2013 and has completed several installations since then. They now have a total of 9,000 square feet installed.
Humane Society of Elkhart County
Founded 1939, the Human Society of Elkhart County (Indiana) is dedicated to promoting respect and responsibility for all animals and to the prevention of suffering and neglect through education, public service and pet adoption. The shelter takes in more than 6,000 animals annually. For more information, visit www.elkharthumanesociety.org.
Porous Pave is a highly porous, durable and flexible paving material consisting of chips of recycled rubber, aggregate and a liquid binding agent. An eco-friendly green building product made in the U.S.A. by Porous Pave, Inc. (Grant, Mich.), Porous Pave is a pour-in-place permeable paving material with 27 percent void space and superior permeability for storm water retention. It offers exceptional versatility for a wide variety of applications — including sidewalks and walkways, courtyards and patios, pool decks, tree surrounds, trails and cart paths, and golf course bunker liners. Its durability has been proven for more than a decade in installations across North America. For additional information, technical data, and examples of successful applications, visit www.porouspaveinc.com.