Not every home owner has the same budget therefore some creativity will be required when tighter budgets can make installing conventional hardscaping and pavers a challenge. Certainly not everyone can afford natural flagstone pavers hand chiseled from the quarries of Connecticut!
For those who want to employ some kind of hardscaping application but are tight on cash, there are solutions (whether it be a commercial or residential paving project).
So what’s the Best Solution?
Permeable Pavers! Permeable pavers are precast concrete pavers, which can come hollowed with a diamond-hole in the center, resembling a cinderblock (however that is a crude way to put it). Because these pavers are precast concrete the cost is considerably lower than natural stone or even clay brick pavers. Also, the fact that the paver itself has 20% less volume (due to the hollow centers) that even further lowers the cost.
Permeable pavers can be used in various applications including, but not limited to: driveways, parking lots, walkways, patios and more. Home and business owners should rest assured knowing that even though these pavers are hollow (they get filled) they can fully support the weight and pressure of automobiles with no problem.
The filling for the two hollow diamonds can be covered with gravel or for something more natural and attractive, you can use grass.
How much can you save?
A rough calculation on savings with some permeable concrete pavers compared to solid pavers would be approximately a savings of 30% to 50%. For example; you could pay over $10.00 per square foot for a solid flagstone paver, or under $5.00 per square foot for a concrete permeable paver.
This really adds up if you have a sizeable project requiring considerable square footage, a parking lot for instance, or a large driveway.
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