Bay Area Paving Contractor Breaks it Down
Concrete is a hugely popular construction surface for outdoor areas like walkways, patios, pool decks and parking lots, and for good reason: It’s an amazingly durable, long-lasting product, designed to shed water and withstand plenty of environmental insults. Plus, concrete is inexpensive compared to many other options used in parking areas and walkways design.
Yet for all its great qualities, the impermeability of concrete isn’t always a boon; that’s because it prevents rain from soaking directly into the ground, contributing to puddling, flooding and significant erosion from runoff. In fact, the U.S. National Research Council reported in 2008 that concrete slabs were a major source of water quality problems in some urban areas.
Whether you’re a homeowner, a builder or a property manager, permeable pavers provide a much more environmentally-friendly option because they don’t form solid slabs. Instead, permeable pavers are designed to let the rain and other types of precipitation penetrate the ground directly to nourish plants and replenish groundwater supplies. Studies have also shown permeable pavers may help prevent ground penetration of solvents and oils by trapping them before they hit the soil, unlike solid concrete surfaces that allow solvents to wash off and enter the storm drain system directly. Plus, the design of permeable pavers enables experienced paving contractors to create unique features that can set a property apart and enhance its aesthetic appeal in addition to improving functionality.
One of the Leading Bay Area Landscape Companies Has You Covered!
If you’re looking for a solid surface option for walkways, parking lots, driveways or other outdoor spaces, contact us today at 800-941-1014 and let our paver experts show you how permeable pavers are the Earth-friendly way to go.