Benefits of Permeable Pavers
Although pavers require little maintenance, attention must be taken when it comes to excess water. For interlocking pavers, the ideal approach is to create a natural slope for proper draining, or we can install a drain system for allocating water to other areas. If a natural slope or drainage system is unfeasible, then we recommend permeable pavers. These types of pavers are tailor-made for water management and the environment.
Environmentally Friendly Paving
If rain and precipitation is a problem in your area, permeable pavers will filter excess water to the ground below, while trapping solids and pollutants in the process. The water that reaches the soil enhances the ecosystem and further nurtures your plant life. Permeable paving consists of the surface itself and a sub-base of stone or gravel. The amount of sub-base depends on the type of soil on your property, and an infiltration test can be conducted to determine how much base you would need. Typically, a soil with slower percolation would require a more comprehensive base.
When it comes to appearance, there is no difference between porous and non-porous groundwork, and you don’t have to sacrifice beauty for the sake of the environment .
Permeable pavers are typically used in parking lots, driveways, and freeways, because of its efficient runoff. This is ideal for any area that receives a heavy amount of foot and car traffic, and it is beneficial if you plan to spend quality time outside. Gardeners in particular find good use for permeable paving, since the trapped air and water underneath eventually passes to trees, grass, and plants. And since gardeners don’t want contaminated water flowing into their work areas, many plant enthusiasts prefer replacing their current foundations with the permeable variety. And by using porous materials, you can avoid the burden of using other forms of infrastructure to assist in adequate draining.
In terms of cost, permeable paving is generally on the higher end, but it is worth the extra expense in the long-run, in terms of a cleaner property. And because of progress in technology and manufacturing, prices have lowered across the board. These are pavers for home owners who want an effective drain system, and for people who are environmentally conscious.
Routine maintenance is required for permeable pavers, since the pores can clog over time. According to studies, effective drainage for penetrating paving reduces by 10 to 20 percent after a span of 3 to 6 years. For this reason, it is necessary to clean the paving with either jet washing or an industrial vac. When cleaning any paver, try to use low-pressure, and be aware of color runoff. Regardless of the paver type, there is a bit of an art-form to the maintenance, but we also offer professional cleaning.
At Go Pavers, we carry a variety of high-quality pavers that will add efficient run-off and vibrancy to your home. One item that we carry is the Subterra Stone from the Belgard Environmental series, one of the most efficient and eye-enticing permeable pavers on the market.
And it is easy to install. One of our core specialties is offering natural-looking pavers that meld with the illustrious scenery of your overall property. Call us today for a free consultation.
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