Paving Stones are the Sustainable Solution to Your Hardscape Needs
In Southern California, paving stones are used in homes to create outdoor spaces, beautiful patios, walkways, driveways, and pool decks. They are stunningly beautiful and can add a touch of glamour and charm to your home. What many people don’t realize is that they are also the sustainable solution for creating hardscapes.
Traditional concrete can be harmful to the environment because it prevents rain water from absorbing into the ground, preventing the natural water cycle from taking place. As more cities, homes, and roads are created we are covering the earth and creating current and future water shortage problems. This will impact everyone, and as Californians know, draught can be a major problem.
You can do your part by replacing your solid concrete surfaces with paving stones. They are the environmentally friendly solution because instead of creating solid section of concrete the paving stones are laid next to each other with sand filler in between each paver. Sand filler helps to hold the pavers in place and adds durability. Simultaneously water can seep through the spaces in between each paving stone to promote water absorbing into the ground and further the natural water cycle. You can also lay pavers further apart with grass growing in between them. There are many design options and Go Pavers in house design team can help you select one that is lovely and echo friendly.
If you want to go one step further, you can use permeable paving stones that allow water to seep through the stone itself. These are the most environmentally friendly option and an ideal solution for homeowners wanting to make their space as echo friendly as possible.
Paving stones are sustainable because they are made from concrete aggregate that often uses recycled concrete. They are manufactured using sand and gravel, elements that are widely available and do not deplete our natural resources. You can even select pavers based on the percentage of recycled material used to make them.
At Go Pavers, we consider ourselves to be good stewards of the environment and work to diligently decrease any waste. We recycle all of the concrete that we remove, with the homeowner’s permission. We encourage our clients to do the same and can even offer recycling tips if you have a concrete project you are doing on your own. We believe it is important to keep materials out of our landfills and recycling concrete into new paving stones is a way to reuse the material and help it benefit additional people down the road. Being green requires creativity and approaching our environment with respect. We do both and also suggest clients to inquire if their neighbors are interested in doing their pavers project at the same time. This reduces fuel spent on travel and greenhouse gas emissions. We can make one trip to the neighborhood, replace cement driveways with pavers driveways, and make one trip to recycle the old concrete. To learn more about Go Pavers, our environmental policies, and how paving stones improve the environment contact us for a free consultation.
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