Permeable Pavers Explained
Permeable pavers provide several advantages over other pavers for driveways, decks, patios and walkways:
- They allow water to seep through, rather than puddle up and run off to the sides.
- The sub-base purifies the water and helps reduce groundwater pollution.
- Their base construction is so stable they are capable of very heavy traffic.
“Green” and Naturally Safe
In fact, permeable pavers are so environmentally friendly, they’re often called “Green pavers.”
Not only are they good for heavy traffic, the standard surface of permeable pavers makes them naturally safer for all kinds of foot traffic – even for disabled and elderly people using walkers and wheelchairs.
Because of all this, some permeable pavers are compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards, and can earn credits with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) which sets Green building ratings in the U.S. and Canada.
Dazzling Range of Colors & Styles
Permeable pavers come in a dazzling range of colors, shapes and styles. Colors can range all the way from white through solid or blended greys, tans, browns and reds. As with so many other types of pavers, the design opportunities are almost limitles
The Natural Elements Advantage
Natural Elements will advise you on the best use of permeable pavers if your project calls for such an application. We will answer all your questions about these and other pavers. And of course we will collaborate with you to achieve the design that you really love.