Benefits of Permeable Paving

Benefits of Permeable Paving
Published on October 11, 2022

What is Permeable Paving?

Permeable paving is one of the most eco-friendly methods to choose from, when deciding to repave your driveway. Using a reservoir base that is installed below the driveway, infiltrates and percolates rainfall water back into the soil, causing the surface of your driveway to be permeable. 

It can be difficult to identify permeable paving from impermeable paving at first glance. Indeed, permeable paving can have the same appearance as asphalt and concrete, but once closely inspected, permeable paving uses an interlocking grid system to create pores within the surface of your driveway for water to safely enter the underlying reservoir base. Impermeable surfaces do not allow rainwater to go through damaging the soil underneath the pavement and damaging the environment by contributing to an accumulation of water damage, runoff and harmful pollutants. 

 What Does Permeable Paving Do?

Also known as porous paving and pervious paving- permeable paving, is used to repave your driveway while touching up cracks, and damages that are caused over time by weathering. Permeable paving can help make sure that your property value is maintained or increased over time, as it is a driveway pavement solution that utilizes a water filtration system to safely remove the damaging effects of rainwater and precipitation. 

How to Identify Permeable Paving

Permeable Pavers can be identified by the system of gaps between them that help make sure that water and precipitation is safely removed from your driveway and recirculated back into the environment. Permeable paving uses interlocking grid systems to create pavement gaps which come in a variety of materials and layouts including grass, soil, specialty formulated concrete and gravel. Permeable paving reduces water runoff volumes, removes pollutants, recharges groundwater by allowing it to re-enter the soil, lowers high runoff water temperatures that contribute to heat pollution, and improves the performance of infrastructures.

Uses of Permeable Paving

Permeable paving is a type of pavement with a porous surface that can be used in all different types of areas and places including, high traffic and low traffic parking lots, sidewalks, and driveways.

Permeable Paving Is Weather Friendly

Permeable Paving is a safe pavement option no matter what time of the year. In hot climates, permeable pavement remains at a consistent temperature and cool as it circulates both precipitation and water. In freezing cold environments, ice cannot form on permeable paving, which means that you can safely drive and walk on it without being worried.

Permeable Paving Helps Manage Stormwater

Permeable paving maintains a natural hydrological balance that reduces the amount of water runoff that can be a result of storms. Permeable paving prevents stormwater wastage, by guiding water to flow safely into the ground rather than into sewage drains that contain concentrated pollutants.

Wondering where to buy permeable pavers? Ecoraster North America has a large network of permeable paving distributors and is the only paver grid system tested and backed by a 20-year warranty. To find out more about Ecoraster’s and permeable paving, check out our products or contact us today!


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