3 Ways to Build a Greener Driveway

July 13, 2016

Rebuilding your driveway is a great opportunity to start making your home eco-friendly. Stay away from the usual materials like concrete. Instead, invest in new materials that won’t only make your home look better, but would also help save the environment.

Here are some of the ways to build a greener driveway:

  1. Pervious Pavers

Choosing permeable pavers or gravel binders  for your driveway is an ideal solution to decrease water usage in your front yard. Since previous materials allow water to seep into the soil, you don’t need to water the plants around the driveway as often as you used to. In addition, the small size of the pavers helps your driveway resist from cracking or heaving during the cold season. Above all, permeable pavements can greatly enhance your home’s kerb appeal as they come in various beautiful designs.

Pouron pathway

  1.  Porous Asphalt

Apart from being an affordable solution, this type of asphalt has pervious properties too. Also, this material can withstand the freeze and thaw cycles during winter. It can last for years, so you don’t need to worry about rebuilding your driveway every now and then.


Pouron driveway

  1. Grass Pavers

Grass pavers are paving slabs that allow placement of grass in the slots between the concrete. The grass in these driveways helps reduce stormwater runoff. They are also easy to maintain, as they only need regular cutting of the grass and occasional fertilising and weeding. They look perfect for a driveway, especially if there are existing plant features in your front yard.

If you decide to have a greener driveway, remember to consider these three solutions. Or better yet, let the permeable pavement experts of Pour On guide you with your project.

Pour On is a trusted supplier of permeable materials, including gravel binders for driveways.  We’d love to talk to you about possible solutions for your pavement project, so feel free to give us a call anytime.

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