If you’re looking for a great way to freshen up your hardscaping this spring, it can be a little overwhelming when trying to decide which material to use. For years, most homeowners used either concrete or asphalt as their material of choice as pavers for their hardscaping needs. But, outside of being inexpensive, they don’t offer any additional clear benefits. Permeable pavers, on the other hand, are superior to asphalt and concrete because they allow rainwater to drain through the material or through the joints of the construction instead of running off. Here are some reasons why permeable pavers are the best choice for your hardscaping needs.
Managing Surface Water
During periods of heavy precipitation, municipal sewer systems can get overwhelmed by the sheer volume of water it needs to handle. Moreover, the ground doesn’t get much in the way of benefits from this natural form of irrigation. Permeable pavers, however, capture water runoff and absorb it, leading to reduced demand on municipal systems and cleaner water for natural irrigation purposes.
Reducing Irrigation Demands
When water is able to seep into the ground, the areas around it need much less water from other sources, like your garden hose. So permeable pavers can reduce your water footprint and potentially save you money.
Reducing the Heat Island Effect
Asphalt and concrete can pose a problem in an urban environment due to the heat island effect, where high surface temperatures raise air temperatures. When water can filtrate into the ground, the surface temperatures will be cooler and improve air temperatures, air quality, and the health of the surrounding vegetation!
Permeable pavers come in a variety of different styles and materials that can suit any aesthetic or need. That’s something that boring concrete and ugly asphalt don’t have!
HONEYSUCKLE NURSERY AND DESIGN IS A CUT ABOVE THE REST!
At Honeysuckle Nursery and Design, you will get construction and maintenance crews on site who have a minimum of 10 years of experience in all types of landscaping. Our designers will work closely with you to understand how you want to use your space so that we can make the most of your entire site. We are committed to providing complete customer satisfaction and will work with you along every step of the way to be sure that you are happy with your landscape design.
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