If you have wet areas around your property that are bothering you or perhaps, water from the downspouts Is causing pooling, permeable interlocking pavers help reduce water runoff as well as drain and filter rain water naturally. In some cases, depending on where you live, clay-based soils make life very uncomfortable for people because the water drains through very poorly and you may have puddling in your backyard. What good is Investing in your backyard if you can’t enjoy it because of poor water drainage. Permeable pavers allow the water to drain through the joints that are filled with small sized highly permeable aggregates and down to sub grade of crushed stone. If you are installing permeable pavers, your neighbors can rest assured that there will be no extra water runoff on their property. This type of stone is very durable and requires little maintenance over the years.
Cities now want more permeable pavers to be installed on driveways in Toronto, Richmond Hill, Vaughan, Mississauga and Oakville areas. Cities encourage it by allowing some driveways to be paved with permeable interlocking pavers where regular interlocking paving is not permitted.