Permeable pavers have been around for centuries and were long used as the face of most of the world’s roadways. However as roads got wider, longer and more numerous governments scrambled to find cheap and quick ways to surface them and permeable paving stones gave way to asphalt and poured concrete slabs. While those methods make sense when you’re talking thousands of miles of roadway, permeable interlocking pavers are still the best bet for domestic uses.
Why Interlocking Contractors Love to Promote Permeable Pavers
Your yard isn’t a superhighway and shouldn’t be treated as one. Just because the Province of Ontario uses asphalt or concrete to surface its highways doesn’t mean asphalt is the best choice for your home. Permeable interlocking pavers are widely recognized as being superior for smaller scale paving jobs like a driveway or pathways and here are 7 reasons why.
- They help replenish the water table – If every home in Toronto sent its runoff into the street storm drains would quickly become overwhelmed. At the same time discarding runoff in such a manner does nothing to replenish the groundwater on your property. And as interlocking contractors will tell you that’s not good for the stability of your home. Permeable pavers create a balanced relationship between your property and the rain that falls on it.
- They save you money – If large amounts of rainfall lands on impermeable surfaces and is swept out of the yard into the storm drains every time it rains your property will become progressively drier and you’ll need to water your lawn and plants more often. Essentially you’ll be spending money to replace free water that you sent into the storm drains.
- They’re good for plants – So, by keeping all the free water in your yard instead of sending it into the storm sewers you keep the ground moist for the trees, shrubs and flowers. You also help stabilize the ground underlying your home by maintaining the right moisture content.
- They prevent standing water – By aiding in the dispersal of rainwater into the soil where it belongs permeable pavers help prevent puddling and areas of standing water that can become breeding grounds for mosquitoes, attract thirsty deer and destroy your lawn.
- They add clean water to the water table – The sand and gravel sub base interlocking contractors lay down creates a filtering mechanism that removes pollutants from runoff before they can leech into the water table. As a result everyone’s water is cleaner.
- They prevent ‘heat islands’ – If you’ve ever been on an asphalt road in the summer you know what ‘heat islands’ are. When water is allowed to filter into the ground under interlocking it helps to stave off the creation of similar heat islands in your driveway or patio area.
- They improve curb appeal – There’s no way to overstate how much better your home will look once interlocking contractors install a beautiful interlocking pavement system. Asphalt, concrete, gravel and the like may look okay when first installed but the freeze/thaw cycle along with normal wear and tear will soon have their way. By contrast permeable interlocking pavers will look great and add market value to your home for decades after being installed.
Permeable interlocking pavers are the number one choice for homeowners seeking to enhance their home’s curb appeal. M.E. Contracting specializes in the installation of first-rate interlocking pavement solutions for Toronto homes and businesses large and small. If you’re contemplating repaving your driveway, walkways or public spaces take some time to consider the many benefits of interlocking pavers from the only GTA interlocking contractors that matter: M.E. Contracting.