5 Areas Where Permeable Paving Can Be Applied

September 22, 2014

Permeable paving is the revolutionary new way of improving your outdoor area. It helps you obtain the classic look of paved driveways, walkways, paths and more, minus the hassles of constantly sweeping loose stones back in place.

Although it can be applied to a variety of areas, here are 5 of the most common places where porous outdoor paving is used.

1. Lawns and gardens (landscaping)

Landscaping property is one of the most popular ways this type of treatment can be done. Designed to appeal not just to the aesthetics but also to function, permeable paving is easy to install and provides plenty of benefits. It can be applied to enhance the existing area by highlighting trees or various sections without having to deal with water runoff. Apart from that, the entire lawn can still allow for grass to be grown while offering a walkable or drivable surface.  Applying porous gravel can also stabilise the soil to prevent erosion.

2. Residential Driveways and paths

Homeowners who want a beautiful driveway that tidies up easily can take advantage of this treatment. Having a gorgeously paved driveway can add curb appeal to your home. It also makes it easier for your vehicles to park or reach the garage without disrupting the stones. With Pour On, for instance, you get resin bound gravel that stays in place and absorbs water so there’s no problem when it comes to runoffs.

3. Parks and recreation areas

More cities and governments are investing in making parks as well as recreation spaces more beautiful. Permeable paving is often used to decorate these places including adding a foot path on grass or even to create the entire park with it.

4. Commercial parking areas

Commercial businesses that need a good parking space for clients often use bound gravel. The nice thing about this is that it easily allows emergency vehicles to drive up to the areas without disrupting or ruining it. Aesthetically, it provides the look of natural gravel without the disadvantages that come with it.

5. Areas where stormwater ground management is required

This is pretty common although rarely noticeable. Bound gravel is a good substitute for asphalt and concrete. With this, rainwater can be stored temporarily in a reservoir before it is absorbed or directed to underdrains, which is helpful if the soil isn’t conducive for absorbing water.

These are only a few applications for resin bound gravel, there are still plenty more. With permeable paving, you not only get a beautiful space but you also have an environmentally-friendly and functional solution for your home or business.

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