Living in the go green era comes with the realization that several of the old and traditional routes of building and installing amenities such as driveways may not be good for the environment. Luckily there is a solution so that you can still park at your house without the chance of your car getting stuck in the mud as well as doing your part in keeping the world cleaner.
Normal driveways block rainwater and force it into unsanitary drainage systems. As the water flows down the channels it picks up trash, dirt, and oils that have settled on impermeable pavement. Permeable pavement is designed with durable materials and a unique sub-base that allows stormwater to soak into the ground below.
Green Driveway Benefits
One of the benefits of upgrading to an environmentally friend driveway is that it can be added to almost anywhere around your home. Other benefits include runoff control, flood prevention, and the replenishment of ground water. Having a permeable or porous driveway installed is also more durable, stable, and easier to repair and keep maintained. Not only that, but green driveways look great! They’re defiantly not the standard smoothed out cement look. Your driveway can become a stone mosaic.
Porous Driveway Materials
Getting a environmentally friendly driveway installation comes with a variety of looks and materials. By using different types of porous materials, such as gravel, sand, and paver blocks it acts as a filter by absorbing liquid waste, cleaning it, and recharging it to the environment. By using interlocking concrete pavers you can create a patterned parking pad of your desire.
Types of Porous Driveways
Brick: Can be designed to be a porous driveway by leaving gaps or spaces between each brick.
Crushed Stone & Gravel: Usually made from decomposed granite, the graven can be loosely set on top of a bed of sand or dirt.
Dry-Laid Paver: Installed stones or pavers over bed of sand and gravel.
Ground Reinforcement Grids: A mesh that could be added inbetween stone tiles to create a grid look and fill in the spaces.
Grass Pavers: If you’re looking for a driveway that resembles green landscaping, grass pavers would be perfect for you.
Stone: Installed by using flagstone or slate with rocks and gravel.
Plastic Mats with Cells: Circular shape or hexagonal cells.
Our certified and trained paver installation crew will design any paver driveway that meets local and state requirements for storm water runoff. Permeable interlocking concrete pavement is comprised of a layer of concrete pavers separated by joints, filled with small stones. The void in the joints allows stormwater to flow through an “open-graded base” i.e crushed stone layers with no small or fine particles. The stones in the joints provide 100% permeability while the base stores and filters storm water and reduces pollutants. Making your new driveway durable and long lasting no matter what gets thrown at it. Not only will your driveway be more durable and last longer, but it is also environmentally friendly.
We are one of two companies in New England that have the ability to lay the pavers mechanically which is beneficial for all of our customers because it reduces the cost and the amount of time to install. Giving you your dream driveway in a short amount of time at an affordable price. A permeable paver application is a long term sustainable options to asphalt, pea stone, or several other types of materials.
Interested in estimates and types of paver driveways that The Patio Company has to offer? We offer free estimates and work with each client on a competitive pricing budget. Your dream driveway is only a phone call away. The Patio Company prides itself on quality work that is satisfactory to every client. We’re not satisfied until you are. Give us a call for your free estimate. We look forward to hearing from you!