Permeable or Pervious Pavers Cost Comparison
COST COMPARISON FOR PERMEABLE PAVERS
|It is true that Permeable Paver systems may incur a higher cost in the initial stages of installation, but you will find that in the long term, the overall costs will even out when you compare it to the more conventional methods of paving. Unlike other types of pavers, Permeable Pavers will reduce the costs entailed in obtaining piping for underground drainage purposes and other storm water systems.|
Overall you will find that permeable or pervious pavers can actually save you money on things such as: investments in reservoirs, maintenance and repair of storm water drainage systems, and storm sewer extensions.
|When you consider some of the larger, commercial types of Permeable Pavers installations, such as parking lots for shopping malls, contractors can save quite a lot of money. They can use the permeable pavers as the storm water management system, rather than having to have both the paved surface and a storm water drain. They save time on the actual installation process and save money on the materials and components they need to make sure that the surface is well drained. Then in turn, the client will save money as well! Therefore, you can save on land costs and construction costs, while gaining the benefits of flood prevention and recharging the ground water. It is indeed a win-win situation!|
Therefore, you can save on land costs and construction costs, while gaining the benefits of flood prevention and recharging the ground water. It is indeed a win-win situation!
It is difficult to obtain accurate site costs and life-cycle costs for Permeable Pavements, for so many factors need to be taken into consideration. But there is a general cost comparison for the common types of Pervious Pavers.
Asphalt: Asphalt tends to cost between 50c and $1 per square foot of installed pavement. This sounds quite cheap, but it does not include the costs of any storm water management systems or drainage piping.
Grass/Gravel Pavers: Grass and gravel pavers can range in the price bracket starting at around $1.50 and up to about $5.75, per square foot of installed pavement.
Porous Concrete: Porous concrete can cost anything from $2.00 up to about $6.50, per square foot of installed pavement.
Interlocking Concrete Paver Blocks: Interlocking concrete pavers range in price from $5.00 to about $10.00 per square foot of installed pavement.
|A more accurate cost comparison can be defined if one takes into consideration the added costs of storm water management systems. When you add these costs to the Asphalt pavement, it will end up costing between $9.50 and $11.50 per square foot of installed pavement. So when you estimate the cost of a type of paver, you must calculate the water management costs also, because a Permeable Paver will provide these requirements automatically.|