No matter how big your next project is, StoneSet porous paving can provide you with a durable, low maintenance system which not only looks great but is fully permeable! With increasing restrictions on hard to soft landscaping, this system will ensure your project is approved and negate the need for long term maintenance funds. The multi-layer system allows water to permeate the ground while retaining a high quality, professionally maintained appearance. The final top coat is a resin-based formulation that holds your aggregate firmly in place to reduce repairs and maintenance.
Many builders are using StoneSet materials to provide their customers with cost-effective paving solutions for everything from industrial campuses to residential driveways. The porous nature of our products encourages water absorption to reduce damages from erosion. This makes it easier and quicker to repair cracks and holes while using locally available materials to reduce costs.
Permeable paving sounds like a great idea. It has all the strength of traditional pavement, but it allows water to drain straight through it. This eliminates the need for overflow channels and gutters, which can make projects from driveways to streets significantly faster to install, and less costly in terms of time and materials. But what about contaminants in the water? After all, pavement is covered in substances you’d rather not have in your water table, from motor oil to antifreeze spills.
HOW DOES PERMEABLE PAVING FILTER WATER?
What happens when water drains through permeable paving? Well, it starts at the top layer. The surface of permeable paving is solid enough to drive on, but it lacks the filler of traditional concrete. So there are little holes that allow water to drain, but don’t allow larger debris to enter the pavement. There can still be contaminants in the water, though, such as chemical runoff.
That’s where the subsequent layers come into play. These lower layers are designed to catch and trap contaminants the same way filters in water treatment plants do. The idea is to separate clean water from all the baggage it drags down with it, which is why several layers (often meant for catching different kinds of contaminants) are necessary. Once the water has travelled through the entire system, it comes out clean, and ready to rejoin the water table.
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Looking to replace your cracked, stained or worn out paving? How about instead of replacing the paving, overlay it instead. By choosing to overlay your old pavement instead of replacing it, you are saving time, money, and reducing the amount of waste associated with the renovation.
Home improvement is on people’s minds, and adding a patio tops the list of additions. People want something that acts as an extension of the living room to their backyard: a comfortable space for relaxing with friends and safe place for enjoying the garden. Now, there are many choices when it comes to patio materials, and you want to pick the best one to fulfill the functional and decorative purposes. A good one to choose is porous paving.