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Driveway Decisions: Permeable vs Impermeable?

Are you tired of dealing with water damage and flooding in your driveway? Discover the secret benefits of permeable surfaces and how they can solve your drainage problems. Learn the pros and cons of both permeable and impermeable surfaces, and how to choose the right one for your climate, budget, and property.

When it comes to choosing the right surface for your driveway, there are two main options: permeable and impermeable surfaces. Both types have their own set of benefits, costs, and sustainability concerns.

In this blog post, we’ll explore the pros and cons of permeable and impermeable driveway surfaces, and explain the difference between the two. We’ll also discuss the importance of water runoff and how different climates can impact your choice of driveway surface.

Permeable surfaces

Permeable surfaces, also known as permeable pavers, allow water to pass through the surface and be absorbed into the ground. This helps to reduce the risk of flooding and erosion, and can also help to recharge groundwater supplies.

Examples of permeable surfaces include porous asphalt, permeable concrete, and permeable pavers.

Benefits

  1. Reduces the risk of flooding and erosion

  2. Recharges groundwater supplies

  3. Helps to reduce the urban heat island effect

Costs

  1. Can be more expensive to install than traditional surfaces

  2. May require additional maintenance and cleaning

Sustainability

  1. Can help to reduce the amount of runoff and improve water quality

  2. Can help to reduce the urban heat island effect

  3. Can be used to create green roofs and green spaces