Next spring, porous asphalt will be laid down on Beach Road – a historic project for Lake George and Warren County, as I spoke about back in January in this blog.
What if you could install porous asphalt on your home’s driveway for a price that compared to traditional asphalt? You might be able to!
When porous asphalt is in production, the entire asphalt plant must be dedicated to producing that one, single porous asphalt mix. As this doesn’t happen that often, or for that long of a period, we’d like to see local homeowners benefit from a unique opportunity next spring, when Beach Road’s asphalt is mixed.
If we create a single standard design for a typical driveway, for properties with relatively sandy soils, AND use a single contractor experienced in installing porous asphalt, we might be able negotiate a price per square foot for homeowners that compares to conventional asphalt.
The LGA has spoken with Tom Baird of Barton & Loguidice, who designed the Beach Road project, to see if they can develop a design that could be used at different locations with similar soil make up. We have also started preliminary conversation with a local contractor that has porous asphalt paving experience.
As we continue to explore this possibility, we need to know if there are homeowners who would be interested in installing a porous asphalt driveway. This would not be a grant program to pave driveways, but rather the LGA would pay for a single standard design that would be used on all of the driveways. The LGA would also help to negotiate a set price per square foot with the contractor for materials and labor. The homeowners would then pay the contractor to do the work based on the set price per square foot. Ideally, the sites will have somewhat sandy or well drained soils. Clay or poor draining soils will need additional engineering that would be the responsibility of the homeowner and not the LGA.
Are you interested? Need more information? Please contact LGA project manager Randy Rath at email@example.com or 668-3558. We would like all of the projects to be within the Lake George watershed.