Tips For Landscaping With Permeable Pavement

A beautiful permeable pathway of small interlocking red and white paving stones

Hardscaping is an essential part of garden design and includes areas such as patios, driveways, and walkways. If you’re looking to add these elements to your property, you may want to consider permeable types of pavements instead of the more traditional concrete and blacktop. What is permeable pavement? Let’s find out. Permeable vs. Traditional Pavement Permeable pavement uses hardscaping materials which allow water to penetrate through it. While both permeable and traditional pavements armor the land surface to carry the weight of vehicular or foot traffic, traditional materials like blacktop and concrete are impermeable to water. Rainwater and snow melt on traditional pavement surfaces will puddle in low spots or become runoff. Runoff from impermeable surfaces can contain salts and deicing chemicals as well as trace amounts of fluids from automobiles. The latter can include gasoline, motor oil, coolant, transmission, brake, and power steering fluid. Runoff carries these chemicals into […]

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