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 […]
Today, most parking lots, roads, fire lanes, walkways, sidewalks and bike paths use asphalt or concrete when a hard, durable surface is necessary. Both materials work relatively well in such applications, but their impermeable nature leads to runoff problems, flooding, and erosion, plus they are difficult to install, costly and energy-intensive. Porous pavers, also known […]
[Posted on January 15th, 2015 by: Barry Stiles] A permeable pavement system combines a series of plastic grids with a fill materials, such as gravel, limestone or sod, to create a durable parking surface that allows moisture to soak into the ground naturally. It is used as an alternative to conventional asphalt or concrete […]
[Posted on December 5 2014 by: Barry Stiles] If you are a building or design professional, you’re likely familiar with permeable pavement as an alternative to impervious surfaces like traditional concrete. You are probably well aware that these more recently popularized materials have a wide scope of outdoor construction applications including parking lots, roadways, sidewalks, patios and […]
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 […]