Pavers are Environmentally Friendy
Home owners looking for environmentally friendly design solutions should look no further than paving stones. In Los Angeles pavers have been used instead of concrete driveways to allow for ground water penetration. This popular practice started because it adds an old world charm to a driveway. Now people are beginning to understand the environmental benefits to using paving stones above and beyond their gorgeous aesthetics.
If you are an environmentally conscious home owner and want to make your space more green consider removing your solid concrete patio, driveway, and walkway and replacing it with patio pavers, driveway pavers, and walkway pavers.
Here is why pavers are more environmentally friendly:
Ground water is an essential component of our echo system. When rain falls it needs to penetrate the ground and run into our streams and rivers to provide fresh water. Water then evaporates and the cycle continues – giving the earth the water we need to survive. As more and more cities have been built, we have created concrete jungles that do not allow for the water the sink into the ground. This has caused many streams and rivers to dry up and has created a shortage of fresh water. Simultaneously we have increased our need for fresh water as the earths population has increased and people are living longer. We need to use alternatives to concrete like paving stones that have gaps in between them in order to allow water to sink into the earth. At Go Pavers we are committed to being good stewards of our environment and can meet with you to analyze your existing outdoor space and show you how to install environmentally friendly surfaces.
LEED Paving Stones
We carry a variety of LEED certified paving stones made by local manufacturers. Purchasing Southern California pavers decreases the transportation time which is also a benefit to the environment. We don’t need to ship our paving stones from faraway places when top paver manufacturers are located here in California. Some of our paver manufacturers, like Olson paving stones, even use reuse some of their waste in new production. If you are looking to secure a LEED certification for your home or business we can recommend specific paving stones to help you accomplish this and provide the necessary testing documentation.
Minimal Impact or Waste
When you install a concrete driveway or patio it has to be replaced when there are cracks or earthquake damage. Pavers are more durable and are able to move with the earth, making them earthquake resistant. Additionally if there is damage you can replace the damaged paver only – preventing unnecessary waste.
At Go Pavers we are committed to providing environmentally friendly solutions to your home design needs. We carry a wide variety of LEED certified paving stones and can special order items upon request. We have won the Angie’s List Super Service Award in both 2012 and 2011 because our customer have been pleased with the service they have received. Our project managers are experienced and happy to meet with you to further discuss your design and environmental goals. Call us today for a free consultation.
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