The Benefits of Using Permeable or Pervious Pavers


About Permeable Pavers

What are Permeable Pavers? Well what they do is they provide a solid ground surface, strong enough to take heavy loads, like large vehicles, while at the same time they allow water to filter through the surface and reach the underlying soils. In other words a Permeable Paver system is a self-draining system. The voids in the surface of the paving allow water to drain through and into the soil beneath.

Grass pavers

Grass Pavers In areas that are developed and have incurred a lot of paving over of the natural grounds, such as roads, pavements, streets and parking lots, what happens is that this encourages the transportation of increased storm water runoff and pollutants into our natural waterways. So, Permeable Pavers are a great solution to this ever-present environmental issue, for they allow the rainwater to soak back into the soils, rather than becoming runoff! This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the many benefits of Permeable Paving systems.


Environmental Benefits

Permeable Pavers can help preserve our environment and the most precious resource of all, water. We can’t live without water, and what permeable pavers do is help protect the quality of our water supplies. They reduce the amount of storm water runoff entering our natural waterways and carrying with it contaminants and pollutants. So, the water is allowed to naturally drain into the surface through the voids in the permeable pavers. This promotes the infiltration of rainwater and also helps to recharge the groundwater.

Concrete Interlocking Pavers

Another environmental benefit is that applying Permeable Pavers means less storm water runoff, which means that our streams and riverbeds are less likely to flood as often. This also means that there will be a reduction in the rate of the erosion of riverbanks and streambeds.

Economical Benefits

Permeable Pavement There is a lot of money saved when using Permeable Pavers, particularly in the installation and construction phases. Contractors and builders will save money on drainage systems and retention systems. Installing permeable pavers means that you are installing a self-drainage system at the same time. You can also save on expensive compliance regulations. Not only will the contractors and builders save but also their customers.

There is money saved on actual parts and systems, plus there is also money saved on time taken to complete installation.