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What are permeable driveways?

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.

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Planning and Budgeting for the Best Do It Yourself Driveway

  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. Maintaining and renovating our homes is an investment into not only a piece of property but to our ideal “home sweet home”. […]

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5 Ways to Reduce Parking Lot Design Costs With Permeable Pavers

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 […]

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India Must Reduce Air Pollution Immediately

Advocating and gearing for a sustainable, environmentally-friendly future isn’t just good for the environment. Plants, animals, humans and even single celled organisms must work to preserve the balance of nature that allows us to co-exist with one another on this planet. Yes, being sustainable allows us to peacefully ease Mother Earth’s temperament, which can be kind […]

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Golden Toilets, Visual Poetry and a Clear Message on Polluted Waterways

If you were handed a toilet seat painted in gold or a plunger painted in silver, wouldn’t you think that was strange and off-putting? Depending on the person, someone may be a passionate plumber but what if you were awarded for having the most polluted waterway in and around New York City?

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Poor Stormwater Management Systems and Infrastructure Set Ground for an Environmental Crisis

Stormwater management systems are intended to help control the flow of runoff water in populated areas from impermeable surfaces such as asphalt and concrete, and to combat the negative effects of runoff, flooding and erosion. Stormwater runoff is caused by precipitation from either rainfall or snowmelt that runs off the surface of the land instead […]

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5 Reasons to Consider a Grass Paver System

Opening the doors to environmentally-friendly pavements, a grass paver system uses concrete or asphalt to mold beautiful driveways, fire lanes or parking areas. Considered both visually appealing and easy-to-use, it’s no wonder the grass paver system comes highly recommended by so many businesses. How Does It Work? First, a plastic grid system lays on top […]

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What You Should Know About Grass Driveways

Grass driveways and grass pavers, in general, are growing in popularity – pun intended – and at first impression, you would think it’s for aesthetic reasons alone. However, there is more to grass pavers than just the additional beauty of nature. To name a few, you have increased drainage and erosion control while maintaining a low […]

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3 Leading Tactics For Fighting U.S. Coastal Flooding in 2016

What is now happening in the U.S. foreshadows a daunting future in the next century. Thousands, if not possibly millions, of residents will be at risk of displacement, barely escaping their flooded homes that have submerged into the towering sea. Destruction of businesses and homes will become detrimental to communities and could affect local and national economies. To lessen this potential catastrophe, we must rethink how our impact today greatly affects the forces of nature.

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The Pros and Cons of 3 Common Commercial Paving Methods

  Commercial parking lots, roadways and driveways must be able to withstand heavy loads, large volumes of traffic, and a variety of weather conditions with a minimal amount of maintenance and a long lifespan. Traditionally, the most durable and cost-effective materials for commercial paving applications have been asphalt and concrete, but now there are a wide […]

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