Permeable pavers are a great choice for any patio. But what are they, and why choose permeable pavers over conventional pavers? We’ve got all the answers you need to make your Hicksville, NY, patio both beautiful and eco-friendly.
What Are Permeable Pavers?
The reason homeowners opt for permeable pavers is their ability to enable water to reabsorb into the groundwater system. In other words, during heavy rains, water doesn’t sit on top of these pavers or flow into storm drains. When water hits grass or other naturalized areas, the water is able to flow through the roots and back into the underground water system that Mother Nature has been using for millennia. This is in contrast to what you see happen when water hits poured concrete. In that case, it pools on top, causing potential slippery issues, and can contribute to flooding issues and damage to valuable structures. Permeable pavers are a great alternative to areas that require hardscaping that needs to be environmentally friendly.
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Benefits of Permeable Pavers
There are a ton of benefits to permeable pavers. The first benefit is that water is quickly returned to the groundwater system where it will continue its cycle. Since that water has been returned to its rightful place, the second benefit is that you don’t need to worry about harmful flooding around your home’s structure. Heavy water can cause damage to a home’s foundation, finding its way into your basement through your walls. This alone can cost a ton of money to fix, so it’s better to take precautions and prevent it from happening in the first place. Another benefit is that since water won’t sit on top, you don’t have to worry about dropping temperatures turning that water into ice. Poured concrete or asphalt surfaces can be a hazard when the colder weather comes around, creating icy patches that can be hard to see and easy to slip and fall on.
What Are the Options?
As a Unilock Authorized Contractor, Above All Masonry has access to Unilock products that use exclusive technology to make high-quality permeable pavers. Don’t think you have to sacrifice style to get the benefits of permeability! Unilock has a ton of stylish options, like Eco-Priora. This paver comes in three different shapes, so you can customize a laying pattern that’s unique to your home. With colors like Granite and Sierra, and four custom finish options, you can mix and match to create a look for any design. For a more classic aesthetic, Town Hall is a small, brick-like paver that comes in a wide range of color options, from Burgundy Red to deep Basalt. You could also choose 3 Color Blend for a more eclectic look.
If you’re in the market for an eco-friendly hardscape made with permeable pavers, you’ve found the solution! We’ve got a ton of experience working with permeable products from Unilock, and as a Unilock Authorized Contractor, our quality workmanship is guaranteed. To take a look at projects we’ve done, check out our portfolio. Then contact us and let us know about what type of patio project you are planning so we can help!