The GEOBLOCK porous pavement system can support most any load when properly designed and installed, but what if the system is put to the test using less-than-ideal installation procedures? Will the system be reliable when a thirty-ton fire truck arrives on the scene?
In order to prove the system's capabilities, the City of Kentwood, Michigan participated in a worst-case field test of the GEOBLOCK porous pavement system. Under the direction of Fire Marshal Dave Nichols, a 60,000 lb. ladder/pumper drove onto a GEOBLOCK test pad, dropped its outriggers and went to work while geotechnical engineers monitored pavement performance.