PERMEO® is a mixture of engineered wood aggregate and cement which provides porous surface for many different applications. The implementation is very easy and the result is very aesthetic. It is available in 8 different colours. It will give you a practical and hard-wearing surface with endless design possibilities.

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PERMEO® is an alternative to resin bound gravel or other permeable surfaces. It is mixed on site in a concrete mixer and hand laid onto a suitable surface. It provides an attractive, hard-wearing and low maintenance surface. Compared to other porous surfacing materials PERMEO® provides numerous advantages, still it is more economical and easier to implement.

PERMEO coloured porous concrete with wood aggregates and cement

Application Areas :

  • Walkways

  • Terraces

  • Pergola development

  • Tree surroundings

  • Cemeteries

  • Access ramp for disabled people

  • Landscapes of parks and public gardens

  • Urban development (pavements, roundabouts, etc.)

Properties and Advantages :

Durable and resistant - Durable colour stability (colouring powder is added during manufacturing).
- Resistant to occasional passage of light vehicles.
quick implementation - Quick and simple implementation (≈15 min for 5m²).
porous permeable surface - Lets water penetrates immediately.
- Prevents puddling.
resistance to climatic variations - Auto-Regulation of surface temperature.
- Resistance to frost and climatic variations.
easy cleaning - Easy maintenance (with blowers or vacuum and water). made in france - Made in France since 1977.

Permeability :

PERMEO colourful permeable porous surfaces

Drainage capacity : 500 to 700 liters water / minute / 7 cm.

For drainage areas :

- Provides excellent resistance on steep slopes: nonslip.
- Cleanliness and permanent security.
- Suitable for bicycles, strollers and wheelchairs (accessibility).
PERMEO colourful clean drainage areas Before After

For tree surroundings :

- Makes tree pits cleaner.
- Adaptable to the growth of trunks.
- Resistant to deformations.
- Easy to implement and to maintain.
- Protects soil from heat and freeze.
- Reduces water evaporation from soil.

PERMEO permeable resistant tree pits tree surroundings


8 Colours are available to match the surface with your landscape. Colouring powder is directly mixed in concrete mixer with wood and cement. The colour will differ depending on the cement you choose (white or grey). Neutral colours such as brown or ochre will be more suitable for protecting street trees. Some colours like green or yellow are perfect to embellish schoolyards.

PERMEO colourful drainage areas colour chart


Representation and Technical View :

PERMEO technical view of drainage porous surface

1 - Porous surface PERMEO.

2 - Gravels (optional) for better drainage.

3 - Keep space around the tree in order to ensure its growth in good condition.

4 - Prescribed thickness: 7 - 10 cm.

Needed Equipments For Implementation of Small Surfaces :

PERMEO needed small equipments for implementation - Small equipments: Rake, shovels, clout, trowel, mason's rule (ruler), bucket and sponge. PERMEO needed equipment concrete mixer - Concrete mixer with a capacity of 370 liters or above, with a heat engine.
PERMEO needed equipment wheelbarrow - Wheelbarrow (to use between mixer and yards). Water for mixing and cleaning - Water (for mixing and cleaning).

For Large Areas :

PERMEO needed equipment for drainage surfaces ready mix

Formula details are written on the data sheets. For more information, please contact our technicians to guide you.


Instructions et dosages pour la préparation du béton PERMEO® dans une bétonnière:


PERMEO Documentation

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PERMEO Colour Chart

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