'Extreme Makeover' to feature permeable pavement technology

The hurricane-induced flooding in New Orleans has been one of the great catastrophes of the century. But now businesses, municipalities and homeowners are preparing themselves for the future with the latest in drainage products for their businesses and homes. For one fortunate homeowner, their rebuilding -- part of the Season Finale of ABC's hit television series "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition -- New Orleans" -- will include an installation of Permapave permeable pavers...

JERICHO, NY, April 28, 2008 -- The hurricane-induced flooding in New Orleans has been one of the great catastrophes of the century. But now businesses, municipalities and homeowners are preparing themselves for the future with the latest in drainage products for their businesses and homes.

For one fortunate homeowner, their rebuilding -- part of the Season Finale of ABC's hit television series "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition -- New Orleans" -- will include an installation of Permapave™ permeable pavers.

Permapave is a unique permeable stone paver specifically engineered to allow stormwater flow through the entire surface area of the paver. Offered in a range of sizes, the two-inch-thick units are available in a variety of natural stone colors or may be pigmented to any specified solid color.

Permapave permeable pavers are safe and non-slip for cyclists and pedestrians, even high-heeled shoes. When wet, they still provide a safe, non-slip surface for patios, walkways and other areas around the house. The product can also be engineered to fit and be used as lintel and fascia grates, strip drains, and numerous other commercial applications.

In addition to helping contractors and homeowners solve their drainage problems, Permapave permeable pavers are used in light traffic and commercial pedestrian applications in numerous countries around the world. With a flow through rate as high as 7 gallons per second, and the ability to filter out 100% of gross pollutants, Permapave not only solves drainage issues but also actively supports the health of water ecosystems.

The two-hour episode of "Extreme Makeover Home Edition-New Orleans" will air on ABC at 8PM EST on May 18th.

Permapave™ Industries LLC manufactures and distributes earth-friendly products that provide innovative and practical solutions to stormwater management, drainage, and urban runoff pollution.

Deltec Homes is a leading supplier of hurricane resistant structures.

"Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," which has won back-to-back Emmy Awards as Best Reality Program (non-competitive), is in its 5th season on ABC.

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