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Permeable Pavement Helps To Replenish Local Water Sources

When you hear of flooding or local drought conditions in your neighborhood, you can help with the water concerns by installing permeable pavement. This pavement option is becoming more ideal across the country instead of using concrete or asphalt paving for driveways, walkways and commercial parking lots. By expanding your knowledge about what permeable paving is and how it can help water issues, you and your neighbors can create a better environment.

What Is Permeable Pavement?

Pavement that is permeable means that it will allow water to become absorbed naturally into the ground. This pavement can consist of several different materials such as:

Pervious Concert: This concrete has holes and voids to allow water to reach the ground.

Paving Grids: Paving grids can be filled with gravel or allow the grass to grow up so the driveway looks like a lawn but is strong enough to support the weight of a vehicle.

Permeable Pavers: Permeable pavers are cut stone that sit on pervious material such as sand or gravel. Water can seep between the pavers and through the pervious material to reach the soil.

The type of permeable option for your pavement will depend on the cost, soil conditions, water table, climate, and aesthetic features. Let a paving company such as True Grid Paver evaluate your home and give you the best installation advice.

Raise Home Values And Help The Environment

While these permeable pavers do cost more to install, they help control flooding concerns. Instead of water sitting on the surface of the ground, pooling into large bodies of water that can flood roads, cause rivers to overflow banks and flood homes, the water is absorbed into the ground to fill up groundwater tables. In areas where drought conditions are a concern for local water reservoirs, this paving option can help your local water resources. You can also raise the value of your home with permeable pavement since you are addressing the possible flooding issue by installing these pavers to protect the home.

If you are worried about permeable materials, such as gravel, being washed away from your driveway by water or dispersed by car tires, you can use gravel stabilizer grids that allow the material to sit inside a plastic grid. This grid still allows water to pass through but will also keep the gravel in place.
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If you live in an area that experiences significant precipitation, you have probably witnessed small streams form in your street after heavy rainfall, with water rushing toward the nearest storm drain. Could this run-off be mitigated by using erosion control pavers?

After a series of downpours, you may have noticed substantial erosion around your local area due to higher-than-average water levels, flash flooding, or uncontrolled stormwater run-off. Could using erosion control pavers help to reduce the damage to the environment?

Effective Erosion Control: Permeable Grass Paving Methods

Erosion control pavers and grass paving can help mitigate the damage caused by stormwater run-off and reduce erosion, but are they suitable for your needs?

This article will explain what erosion control pavers and grass paving are, and how they can help control run-off and erosion.

What Are Permeable Grids and Erosion Control Pavers?

Permeable grids and erosion control pavers are often referred to as permeable pavers.

Permeable pavers are modular, interlocking grids, typically made of plastic, that snap together to form a continuous structure.

Erosion control pavers, or permeable pavers, are typically several inches thick and are constructed with a strategically engineered structural pattern that creates maximum compressive strength while leaving as much open space as possible. The open space is what gives permeable pavers their unique and beneficial qualities.

The open spaces engineered into erosion control pavers help lock topsoil and surrounding landscapes into place. By installing your pavers below grade and filling them, the paver’s structure supports your landscape, to strengthen it from within.

In addition to supporting the soil and preventing erosion, the open spaces provided by permeable pavers allow precipitation to soak into the ground, unlike asphalt and concrete surfaces which shed water toward the street or other drainage areas. By providing a permeable space for precipitation to re-enter the groundwater supply, you are helping the environment as well as diminishing stormwater run-off issues.

What is Grass Paving?

Grass paving is more than just a lush, green lawn; it refers to a grassy area that has been structurally enhanced by using erosion control pavers.

When you install permeable pavers, you can choose to fill them with gravel and crushed stone products, or you can fill them with dirt and grass, to create what is known as grass paving.

Erosion control pavers, or permeable pavers, provide structure to the grassy landscape and protect your grass’s delicate roots from being crushed and trampled. This added structure prevents ruts from developing in your lawn and prevents your grass from being killed by heavy traffic from vehicles or on foot.

The combination of erosion control paver and grass creates an environmentally-friendly paving area that naturally absorbs water and resists erosion.

In addition to the structural benefits, grass paving is visually appealing and helps reduce the “heat island effect.”

The heat island effect refers to the phenomenon that occurs when a large portion of a landscape is paved with asphalt or concrete. Because asphalt, concrete, and other traditional paving surfaces heat up in the sun, the temperature of the local area experiences a noticeable increase. You can prevent this heat increase by using grass as a paving surface.

Using TRUEGRID Permeable Pavers to Control Stormwater Run-Off and Erosion

Using TRUEGRID Permeable Pavers to Control Stormwater Run-Off and Erosion

TRUEGRID has designed and engineered industry-leading erosion control pavers to help control stormwater run-off and control erosion for you and your project.

Made from 100% post-consumer recycled HDPE, TRUEGRID permeable pavers provide unparalleled compressive strength, which gives them versatility that is unmatched by competitors.

Parking lots are notorious stormwater run-off creators; their large impermeable expanses shed massive quantities of water toward overworked storm drains. By using TRUEGRID permeable pavers, parking lot owners can create a durable parking area that effortlessly stands up to the rigors of heavy vehicle traffic while also mitigating stormwater run-off and reducing heat island effect.

TRUEGRID permeable pavers are excellent erosion control pavers as well. Install TRUEGRID permeable pavers on slopes, around drainage areas, or along river banks to lock soil into place, and ensure that generations to come will be able to enjoy the same landscapes as the generations before.

Choose TRUEGRID for Rugged, Eco-Friendly Landscaping Solutions

Since 2013, TRUEGRID has been developing eco-friendly products with industry-leading designs to help create ruggedly beautiful landscapes that our planet will love.

Made from 100% post-consumer recycled HDPE, TRUEGRID permeable pavers have prevented millions of pounds of plastics from entering our waterways and landfills.

TRUEGRID permeable pavers have also returned millions of gallons of water to vital groundwater supplies, to rejuvenate the water table.

Whether you need the industrial strength of the PRO PLUS or the versatility of the PRO LITE, TRUEGRID has what you need to get the job done right.

Want to create a beautiful grass paving area with quick and easy installation? TRUEGRID’s innovative ROOT® system is just what you need to achieve a stunning, durable emerald surface.

Visit TRUEGRID online and view the full lineup of products, or get an online estimate today and discover how you can be true to your project and true to the environment with TRUEGRID!

The moment when a person sees a rut or dip in their driveway, lawn or parking lot, they immediately go for a temporary solution of replacing the soil or gravel instead of investing in ground reinforcement. Perhaps the person believes the temporary solution is more cost-effective, or they believe there is nothing that they can do to prevent the ruts and dips from forming. Yet there are products on the market that can promote soil growth, allow water to become absorbed into the ground, and are strong enough to support heavy vehicles.

Permeable Paving Surfaces The Solution For Soil Erosion

One of the main causes of dips and ruts in the ground is caused by soil erosion. The erosion may occur when heavy foot or vehicle traffic over the soil erodes it away. Another major factor is water runoff. When water runoff goes across a surface, it erodes the soil away to create dips and ruts in the road and landscape.

While adding soil or mulch, or land shaping the area works for certain instances, it doesn’t normally work for driveways, parking lots and lawns. Instead, ground reinforcement is one way to build up the surface without regularly adding more soil, gravel or an impervious material such as asphalt. This reinforcement consists of permeable pavement surfaces such as recycled plastic grids and pavers used to control water runoff and soil erosion.

Plastic grids are placed into the ground. These grids have openings that can be filled with gravel or grass. The grids keep the gravel or grass in place as the water passes through the openings and into the ground. Meanwhile, vehicles can drive over the surface without dispersing the gravel or sinking in the soft earth.

Permeable paving is the most cost-effective product on the market today to address water runoff. Prevent ground erosion from happening to driveways, roads, lawns, parking lots, recreational areas, and commercial landscaping by adopting ground reinforcement products that can help the environment. For more information about these products, contact True Grid Paver. We can determine the correct placement of pavers to address ruts, gullies, and dips in the ground to maximize the effectiveness of the pavers and control the water runoff so people and vehicles have a stable surface to walk or drive across.