Pavers are a common sight in daily life, but did you know there are two distinct types of pavers to choose from? Solid pavers, such as concrete, are some of the most common. However, permeable pavers are becoming increasingly popular due to their particular benefits that allow you to create a beautiful walkway, driveway, or patio while protecting the integrity of your property.
The main benefit of permeable pavers is that they’re permeable! This allows water to drain through the pavers and back into the soil, which is a great function for the environment and your property. By diverting water back into the soil, these pavers assist in avoiding soil erosion and paver shifting.
Solid pavers are made of concrete, which means that there’s no appropriate drainage. Over time, solid concrete can become damaged from the water build-up, and the soil around the pavers will erode—misaligning the soil and causing your pavers to shift.
It’s an all-too-common sight—you see a nice house with concrete pavers, steps, or a patio and the ground has eroded and caused the concrete to shift. Now the stairs are crooked, the patio is sunken, and the pavers don’t form any sort of cohesive path anymore. This is due to the lack of drainage causing water build-up that erodes the areas around the concrete. Since permeable pavers allow water to drain into the ground gradually, it actively avoids this problem and protects the stability of your property.
Solid pavers come in a lot of different colors, shapes, and sizes—but this is also true for permeable pavers. There’s no reason to be concerned that these will have fewer options for you to choose from, or that there won’t be any that suit your home’s aesthetic. There are several different materials with many different colors and sizes available to give your paver walkway, driveway, or patio the perfect aesthetic.
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