Porous paving offers clients an environmentally friendly paving option that has proven to be cost effective.
Porous paving, also called green paving, has become more and more in demand over the years. While calling something green is a gesture, 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 porous paving, here’s a simple explanation of why it’s good for you, and for the earth.
Porous paving has been with us for decades and surprisingly, is a somewhat simple design. In recent years, the popularity of Porus Paving has started to expand. Why?
Intrigue around the impact we have on the environment, has raised lots of questions about how we can minimise, the impact our paving projects are having to our homes and environment, porous paving is often the answer we’ve been looking for.
What makes porous paving so special? Well…
The immediate advantage for porous paving is that its absorptive nature allows water to drain straight through it. This allows water to follow its natural course, instead of pooling and puddling along the paving. Therefore helping to avoid flooding, and it keeps the local water table from being displaced.
For dealing with storm water, Porous paving is like a one-stop shop as it allows the water to drain naturally. The need to build gutters is negated, as are extended drainage systems. In turn this means less area has to be paved, leaving it in its natural state. This means nominal impact on the environment.
Our product actually takes fewer materials to make than its more traditional counterparts (both for asphalt and for concrete). Without the filler that would normally be in the paving, there’s less strain on the environment when it comes to harvesting and manufacturing. Not only that, but porous paving can be recycled and remade when it does finally reach the end of its life, making it quite an environmentally friendly product.
Using fewer materials to make than its more traditional counterparts, (both for asphalt and for concrete) is a key benefit to the environment. In normal paving, there is an additional filler used, as this is not required in our product, there’s less strain on the environment when it comes to collecting and manufacturing. Not only that, but porous paving can be recycled and remade when it does finally reach the end of its life, making it quite an environmentally friendly product.
For more information on why you should consider investing in porous paving, simply contact us today!