Flooding is top of mind across the country with the extreme weather patterns over the last few years. It seems that 500-year floods come every few years now. As urban sprawl increases, the ability to absorb the impact of heavy rain events worsens dramatically. More buildings plus more concrete plus more asphalt equals more flooded […]
Taxes on impervious surfaces can come in many shapes and forms. Whether it’s called rain tax, drainage fee, stormwater fee or impervious tax, this fee is generally dependent on the surface area of impervious cover that is present on site. Are Impervious Surfaces Taxed?: Learn to Save More Money Impervious Surfaces Does More Harm Than […]
Despite lasting a good amount of time – homeowner needs such as walkways, driveways, patios and roads – a large amount of energy is used to produce concrete. Apart from that, there are more cons to concrete. Rain and water runoff is incapable of soaking back into the ground whenever there is concrete. The disruption of waters natural cycle and its journey across concrete’s impervious surface causes problems. Fortunately, pervious pavers are an alternative material for a solid foundation that allows water to soak back into the ground.
Some of us are homeowners and despite having the luxury of owning a house, we have a whole other realm of chores around the house that helps maintain and preserve our homes. Mainting and renovating our homes is an investment into not only a piece of property but to our ideal “home sweet home”. […]
Providing accessible and convenient parking for customers is a necessity for any business—from small, family-owned restaurants and stores to the largest commercial retailers. Building a new parking lot can be an expensive proposition, especially when factors like proper drainage systems and long-term maintenance are considered. Traditional paving materials, like concrete and asphalt, can be […]
In many areas, permeable pavers have become a popular alternative to concrete or asphalt for parking lot surfaces because they are durable, economical, environmentally-friendly and they eliminate the need for a conventional storm water management system, which can be expensive to install and difficult to maintain. Unlike conventional solid surfaces, water can naturally drain […]