Are you thinking about resurfacing your old concrete driveway on the Central Coast?
If yes – consider resurfacing with a high-quality permeable application instead of concrete.
We resurface concrete surfaces with a fully porous solution, that not only looks stunning, but they’re also incredibly durable. Permeable resurfacing is available for residential and commercial driveways, and can even be applied to paths, pool surrounds & rooftops too.
As property owners residing in the Central Coast of NSW, you’ll very well know that our city is prone to severe flooding, and flood waters can cause havoc on concrete driveways.
By choosing a permeable surface as your next resurfacing option, you’re not only setting yourself up for a fully durable surface, but you’re also being environmentally conscious as they handle water runoff better, which is something that conventional pavers just can’t manage.
Not to mention the benefit of them being aesthetically pleasing, with the wide range of colours and stone combinations to choose from!
Here are the many reasons why you need to consider a permeable driveway for your residential or commercial property. Before getting into the nitty-gritty of the article, let’s briefly understand what a permeable driveway is and what materials are used to make permeable driveways.
What Is A Permeable Driveway?
A permeable driveway is an eco-friendly pavement that is made of durable porous materials that allow water to soak into the soil. The driveway pavement uses different types of porous materials, including gravel, sand, paver blocks, and others.
What Are The 6 Reasons To Choose A Permeable Driveway?
1. Manages Rainwater Better
When it rains, the water on the concrete driveway flows into the sewer system which can overstress the system, as a result, can cause flash floods. While a permeable driveway absorbs much of the water and reduces the amount of water flowing into the sewer system. It is manufactured in such a way that its wider and open joints allow the water to drain through the surface and gradually go back into the soil.
2. Permeable Driveway Prevents The Streams And Rivers From Getting Polluted
As mentioned earlier, it reduces the flow of water into the drainage system. The water that flows eventually will flow into the rivers and streams from the sewer system and permeable surfaces ensure the water flowing is toxic-free.
When it rains, the water on the concrete pathway flows into the sewer system carrying toxic pollutants. From the sewer, the water flows into the rivers and streams, and as a result, both the rivers and streams get contaminated. On the other hand, permeable driveways are designed with materials that filter toxic pollutants from the water, thereby, only water free of pollutants reaches the rivers and streams.
3. Minimises Heat Effect
The heat that comes from the surfaces like concrete or asphalt can be unbearable. These surfaces absorb and emit heat, making them unable to walk barefoot on the driveway in summer. On the other hand, permeable surfaces have heat-reduction properties. These surfaces emit less heat, making them comfortable to walk barefoot in summer.
4. Permeable Pavers Are Eco-Friendly
Beneath the pavings, there is a life that greatly contributes to the environment. Microbes, fungi, etc. thrive on the ground and permeable pavers enable them to flourish beneath them while concrete surfaces fail to do so.
Permeable pavers are versatile. Meaning, they can be installed on most existing driveways. Since they are easy to install, they can be installed on any shape of driveway. Not only this but if the driveway is in an incline or decline even there these can be installed.
Key Differences Between Permeable Pavers Vs Concrete Pavers
- Permeable pavers have a deep and gravel-only base whereas concrete pavers have a thin base and are composed of concrete sand and gravel.
- Permeable pavers have wide joints compared to concrete pavers. The wide joints of permeable pavers allow the water to drain through the crack and soak into the soil. On the other hand, the joints of concrete are filled with polymeric sand that minimizes the water soaking into the ground.
- Permeable paving is more visually appealing, with so many colours and stone combinations to choose from.
Choosing a permeable application to resurface your old concrete driveway instead of a concrete one will be beneficial in many ways. These surfaces are easy to install and help effectively manage and conserve water during floods or heavy rainfall. Apart from this, they have several environmental advantages.
If you are considering a permeable driveway for your residential or business property, a driveway resurfacing central coast company like ours can help you with the installation process. Start by sending us some photos and getting a free cost estimate.