In an attempt to stave off any personal attacks, I am asking how you all feel about what one of my local suppliers is encouraging as base for paver patios. We are all well aware of permeable patio installations. My supplier is suggesting that using permeable base standards for a "normal" paver patio installation will provide a more stable base for a longer period (given our freeze/thaw cycles). His claim is that by using a 3/4 clear angular base you are keeping water away from the paver, which means that there will be no water to freeze in your sand layer, which in turn means that your paver should not heave. I am well aware of ICPI standards and just wanted to hear your thoughts.