XeriTec is dedicated to providing an
aesthetically pleasing, highly functional “green”
alternative to standard concrete and asphalt.
poured-in-place surfacing acts to significantly reduce the
negative impact associated with urban runoff, as well as
combat “heat island effect” prevalent in most major
Urban, or “stormwater”, runoff is one
of the primary culprits of river and stream erosion, water
pollution and flash flooding… which has come to inspire
Arizona’s “Stupid Motorist Law”. Besides the negative
impacts on our natural resources, Urban Runoff containment
and diversion has become very costly to states and
municipalities around the country.
XeriTec is a highly permeable paving
system which captures and filters urban runoff distributing
it back into the ground via natural percolation. This
assists in natural groundwater recharge and the
redistribution of water into the water cycle. One square
foot of the XeriTec poured-in-place system can
capture and distribute upwards of 3 gallons of stormwater
Because XeriTec’s surface is porous, it
won’t retain heat like impervious surfaces such as concrete
and asphalt. The large-scale retention of heat by impervious
surfaces creates an Urban Heat Island, or quite simply, an
area significantly warmer than surrounding, less developed
areas. On a small scale, it is why areas immediately
surrounding large airports tend to be so warm. On a larger
scale, it is why highly urbanized city centers will often
be warmer than the suburbs surrounding them.
XeriTec can also assist Architects and
Engineers in receiving 7 LEED points on construction projects.
See LEED sections SS6.1, SS6.2, SS7.1, MR5.1, MR 5.2, ID
1-1.4 and ID 2.1.