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Building A Patio? Consider Permeable Paving

Building A Patio? Consider Permeable Paving

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 a 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 fulfil functional and decorative purposes.

Choose a Permeable Paving Patio

Why pick a material made of aggregate particles laid over a porous substrate?

Well, to start with, it keeps puddles from collecting by the house. Non-porous materials can concentrate rainwater by the walls, and from there, it can leak into the foundations and damage the house. If the puddles drip off the other end of the patio, your house may be spared, but over time the water can create a ditch by the patio that slowly undermines the patio itself.

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On a less serious note, something is annoying about going outside to check on your yard after a rainy night and stepping in a cold puddle in your nice slippers.


Permeable paving is non-slip, so your patio is safe for even the littlest guests. No one will slip on wet spots, making it a great surface for adding toys or furniture, as they will stay put and never sit in colour-leaching puddles.

Multitude of Colour

Permeable paving also gives you a multitude of colour and texture options. You can pick anything from a bright red to match your flowers to a deep black to offset your house. You can pick a pattern that complements your flowerbeds or reminds you of Alice in Wonderland. Your patio can be as unique as the designer’s.

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This sturdy material can take a beating, too, and doesn’t need much maintenance. You can have more than 10 years of a pleasant backyard patio, and you must sweep every now and again.


So if you are looking for a sturdy, creative and safe material for your patio, you might want to look into building a permeable paved patio. If you’re not quite sure what you’re after, feel free to give the StoneSet team a call today to discuss further.

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