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How Does Permeable Paving Work?

How Does Permeable Paving Work?

Permeable paving, also known as porous paving and green paving, has become increasingly popular over the years.

However, while calling something green indicates that it’s good for the environment, that doesn’t guarantee that people really understand what it does, or why it’s a positive influence. So if you’ve been thinking about installing permeable paving, here’s a simple explanation of why it’s good for you, and the Earth.

See just exactly how permeable paving works

Traditional paving, like concrete, is solid. If it rains, the water puddles on top of the paving, spilling off to either side when too much water accrues. That can lead to problems since the water runoff carries contaminants like motor oil off the paving and can also cause erosion.

Permeable paving solves both of these issues in a single stroke

As the name implies, porous paving is permeable. That means when water hits the pavement, it can flow through it, and drain. This stops the water from running off to the sides, drowning plants, and eroding the soil.

Not only that, but porous paving takes the water (and any contaminants mixed in with it) through several layers of material. These layers act as a natural filter, ensuring the water returns to the water table, but that it doesn’t bring any unwanted or poisonous chemicals with it.

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That’s the quick rundown of how permeable paving works, though it’s important to remember that this paving comes in various shapes and styles.

Choose a colour and size that suits your style. If you’re looking for extra help choosing the right solution to fit your needs, simply get in touch with us today.

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