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The Importance of Permeable Surfaces to Home Renovation

Concrete driveways and sidewalks are so commonplace you might not even realise there are other options. For example, permeable pavers offer a safe, environmentally-safe and affordable alternative to conventional concrete.  These materials let stormwater soak through, instead of gathering in gutters with no place for it to go. Every time it rains, water soaks into the ground instead of pooling up around your home or business. If you are renovating...

6 Signs Your Driveway Is in Dire Need of a Resurfacing

While driveways are built to last a long time, this doesn’t mean they’re going to last forever. Over time, they will develop problems and issues, and tackling these problems early on is vital to keep your driveway in sound condition. However, there comes a point where your driveway will need a complete resurfacing, and for that, you will need to know the signs that your driveway is due for it. So, here are the signs that your driveway is...

Should I Restore My Driveway or Rebuild It Completely?

Old driveways often have cracks, potholes, water damage or other signs of wear that make it look shabby or unsafe. If you’re renovating your home, you may want to include your driveway.   A cracked driveway is an eyesore and can ruin the appearance of your entire home. Waste no time looking for the best repair man. Let a professional clean, remove loose material and apply new concrete to your driveway. Should I Restore or Rebuild? If your driveway is...

What Are the Benefits and Features of Resin Bound Surfacing?

Resin-bonded stone may be the answer if you want a contemporary yet rustic design for your driveway.  Treating your driveway to this surfacing choice may provide several benefits and an improvement from drab tarmac and concrete or readily scatterable gravel. But, before you make the switch, read this quick tutorial to learn everything there is to know about resin bonded surfaces.  What Is Resin Bound Surfacing? Resin-bonded surfacing is a...

The Benefits of Having Permeable Pavement Installed

Permeable pavement is a paving material that allows water to flow through it. Moisture is stored in the stone reservoir under the pavement and slowly infiltrates the ground. As you can imagine, there are many ways to take advantage of this. Benefits of Permeable Pavement Permeable pavement is not just the latest trend in landscape design or the latest marketing ploy. In fact, it has a lot of potential that can be improved for years to come. Here are...

Why It’s Better to Do Resin Bound Surfacing For Your Driveway

Over the past few years, the number of people wanting to use resin surfacing has risen dramatically—with a lot of this due to the dramatic way it can change the look of the driveway or patio.  What is Resin Bound Surfacing? Mixing strength, style, and sensibility, resin bound surfacing is one of the most popular ways of improving outdoor spaces. Resin-bound surfacing is a perfect way to level out any uneven ground, or for covering up a flat concrete...

Permeable Paving Benefits: 7 Reasons Why Councils Adore It

The concept of permeable paving is straightforward: water drains quickly and swiftly through it and into the earth beneath. But why are councils (as well as engineers, architects, town planners and municipal water authorities) so enthusiastic about permeable paving?  In this blog post, we’ll look at this as well as its environmental benefits. Here are seven reasons why councils love permeable paving: 1. It Helps Retain the Stormwater in the...

Understanding the Differences Between Paving Mediums

Many of you may not know this but paving mediums are vastly different from one another. Indeed, one of the worst mistakes you can make is to disregard what kind of paving medium to use for your property. To prevent you from falling prey to this mistake, we thought it would be useful to put together a brief discussion on this subject. If this is something that you want to learn more about, read on as we help you understand the differences between...

Advantages of Adding Pebble Stones to Your Driveway

If you’re considering adding pebbles to your driveway, then you’re performing a simple home improvement trick that can transform your home’s facade. This addition will not only give your entrance a fresh feel but will also bring a sense of completeness to your design. Pebble stones in this context refer to a variety of loose rock formations—usually made up of rocks, sand, and clay of various sorts. These are any stone that is preferably larger than...

Resurfacing Driveways: 4 Benefits You Stand To Gain

A home’s driveway is one of the most underappreciated parts of a home, one that is used all the time yet given the least attention. Given the importance of the driveway, it should be easy to understand how you stand to gain more than a few benefits from regular maintenance.  What’s great is that you have more than one way to approach the situation. You can opt for a more traditional concrete driveway while others have chosen to use asphalt. There are...

Pros and Cons of Installing Permeable Paving in Your Home

Permeable paving’s primary purpose is to relieve pressure on ageing and overburdened drainage systems by handling rainwater in one of two ways: immediately dispersing it into the earth or holding on to it and letting it seep out gradually. Porous stones are used to create permeable paving. When it rains, water seeps into the stone and flows into the ground, rather than accumulating on top of your pavers. The water percolates through the paving and...

6 Patio Trends You Should Give a Go for Your Dream Patio

With the craze that the pandemic has introduced to the world, it isn’t surprising to see people trying to find an outdoor space to enjoy some relaxation, either alone or with their friends and family. For this reason, plenty of patio trends have come to life, and many of these trends are believed to last well into the next year. That said, are you looking to build a trendy patio that allows you to achieve ultimate relaxation? Here are the patio...

Permeable, Porous, and Pervious: What’s the Difference?

Having a landscaping project involves choosing the right kind of paving for your property. While that may seem like an easy decision at first, there are actually a lot to consider, such as choosing between the three P’s—pervious, permeable, and porous. A lot of people are confused about the difference between these kinds of paving. We break each of them down and show just how different they are and how you can benefit from using each kind....

5 Reasons Porous Paving Is Best for Tree Pits

There’s nothing like trees to make for a beautiful and healthier community! No architectural design can replace the benefits of having the presence of trees in an area. Besides adding aesthetic value, trees also decrease stormwater runoff and pollutants that reach the bodies of water.  However, although trees are undoubtedly an irreplaceable part of a community or property, it can be challenging to landscape around them. The presence of trees...

What Is the Best Surface Material for Your Pool Surround?

Are you thinking of changing your pool surround? Maybe you’re planning on upgrading or installing a swimming pool in your yard. You may want to think it through before making your decision to just purchase any pool surround available. This is because, as you know, pool surround is an important place in your pool where people socialise and similar to your home, it can show your unique taste, style and personality. When choosing a pool surround, you...

Building Your Own Fire Pit: What to Remember and Avoid

A fire pit can be a great addition to any home or property because of its added value and entertainment potential. It can really add some life to your backyard and provide a better way to host gatherings.  Building your own fire pit is one of the easier tasks to do in terms of home installations, so you should be able to set up your cozy little outdoor setup in no time. Just make sure you’re aware of the essential practices and biggest no-nos....

Top 5 Applications of Permeable Pavers You Should Know

The standard solution to drainage for walkways and roads have always been to redirect the water to drainage systems. While this may remove the water pool from road surfaces, it leads to storm surges and transfers road pollutants to natural water bodies. Permeable pavers are the rapidly rising alternative to traditional materials for many surfaces, from homes to public spaces. It allows rainwater to seep through, which is why it’s considered a...

Reasons Why You Should Get a Permeable Driveway Installed

Did you know that some traditional amenities as mundane as driveways may not be good for the environment? Your concrete driveway may be blocking rainwater from seeping into the ground. Instead of being absorbed back into the ground with natural microorganisms to purify it, the rainwater flows down drainage channels where it picks up trash, dirt, and oils that eventually pollute your town’s lakes and rivers. Luckily, permeable driveways are now...

Everything You Need to Know About Permeable Paving

Every homeowner deals with external water in different ways. It has to be done, or else your home will sustain water damage—something that you don’t want to happen because repairs are always costly. For most, having an unclogged drainage system and maintenance is more than enough. Another popular method of dealing with outdoor water is through permeable paving. Permeable paving is a type of outdoor groundwork that uses different building materials to...

5 Great Advantages Permeable Paving Offers to Your Project

Urbanisation and paving have taken many strides in being more caring and conscious of the environment, especially when dwindling water levels and increasing global warming are forecasted in the near future. Something that many property projects should try out in consideration of that is permeable pavement. Permeable paving refers to a type of porous urban surface that acts as a reservoir for any water flow from rainstorms. The pavement helps in...

4 Reasons Why You Should Not DIY Your Permeable Driveway Without Professional Advice

Porous paving is a practical choice for long-lasting paving. It naturally reduces surface runoff that can cause flooding, soil erosion, and water puddles that leave potholes in their wake. All these are possible because permeable paving lets the water through and into the soil. Sure, you can try to install a driveway with porous pavers by yourself. But here are the reasons why you shouldn’t.   You Miss the Little Things That Can Cause Big Problems...

Invite Your Customers to Linger with StoneSet

The next time you enter your business, take a moment to look at the exterior. If the entrance and landscaping look outdated or ordinary, potential customers may just walk on by. To attract new business and provide a greater, aesthetic experience for your customers, consider the modern trend of placemaking. (more…)

How to Bring a Park to Life With Porous Pavement

Large-scale community-driven projects like parks present a myriad of difficulties. For one, open spaces in communities can often be difficult to transition into usable land. Also, parks seem to be notoriously bogged down by oversight and committees. (more…)

Councils Choose StoneSet for Tree Surrounds

This years’ drought across the eastern seaboard has become a stern reminder on inadequate design for water conservation. Environmental considerations are sometimes forgotten or left as a ‘nice to have’ at the point of design. (more…)

Another great reason to choose StoneSet

The reasons why more and more people are choosing StoneSet Permeable Paving are well known: (more…)

StoneSet for Stairs and Access Ramps

Porous pavement has been around for over a century, but it’s only been in recent years that the versatility of the product has really been embraced. Renowned for its applicability to pathways or trees surrounds, most people don’t realise that porous paving can be also used for steps or access ramps. One of the most common places for accidents to happen is right in front of a business. Stairs and wheelchair access ramps become extremely...

StoneSet for Hospital Campuses

Hospitals have a reputation for being cold and clinical. Sick people want to leave as soon as possible, and their relatives find visiting them a bore. It doesn’t have to be this way, however, and a great first step in making hospitals hospitable is using StoneSet on the campus grounds. (more…)

StoneSet Applications for Home and Garden Centers

Home and Garden Centers, large and small, generally have spacious properties that cover a lot of lands to sell landscaping materials, which take much space to display properly in bulk. Larger corporate owned home and garden “big box” stores’ concrete floors detract from the shopping experience, especially when shopping in the outdoor gardening department. (more…)

Landscaping Architecture – Consider Adding Form to Function with Porous Paving

When it comes to landscape architecture, designers are consistently tasked with creating a balance between the needs and wants of the public, as well as the limitations of the environment in which they are working. (more…)

Our best Before-and-Afters

Here at StoneSet we are used to completely transforming a public space or the way a property presents on the street. We have developed a variety of porous paving applications as porous paving is suitable for numerous applications Here were some of our best before and afters. (more…)