Permeable pavers are used as a way to control stormwater on developed sites. Any rain that falls on the permeable paver patio, walkway or driveway percolates between the pavers and, depending on the soil type, the water infiltrates back into the ground and/or slowly releases to the nearest storm sewer or waterway.
Permeable pavers can also help with existing drainage issues. The surface of the pavers can be made perfectly flat, with the stone reservoir being contoured to direct the water to where it needs to go – no more surface grates or areas of standing water. By adding a few design features, the system can be used for water harvesting, with the water being usable for irrigation or washing your car. Some designs have even gone as far as creating an outdoor water park with spray jets for the kids to run through, or a shower to rinse off in after swimming.
Belgard offers a number of permeable pavers, including Turfstone™ & Subterra Stone. Ask your Belgard Authorized Contractor or Dealer about using permeable pavers for your next project.