Below is an article outlining some of the basic differences between permeable pavers and non-permeable pavements. While each one of them have their pros and cons, both of the systems in which these pavers are installed (when done correctly) are built to last long-term.
A great solution for outdoor drainage problems.
Large Joints allow water to flow swiftly through them.
Small stone is swept into the joints instead of sand, in order to drain the water efficiently.
Joints do not have to be re-sanded over time.
Allows a patio to be built with walls around the perimeter since the water will drain through the joints and not cause damming.
Perfect solution for driveways that slant toward the garage door.
Sloped sub-base allows pavers to be installed perfectly level.
Loose jointing material can sometimes leak slightly out of the joints.