If you live in a warmer area, you’re probably thinking about decorating your outdoor space, especially hardscapes. Often the design of the hardscape is as basic as the house itself. These spaces may include essentials such as entrance walkways or driveways that lead to a series of experiences that lead to a deck, patio or main entrance. In the past, rainwater could not seep into the ground through these hard surfaces. But times have changed and people are greener than ever.
A variety of hardscape applications exist these days that provide both the stability of a flat surface and the permeability to help rainwater pass through the ground below. One good example is porous packaging. We’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Porous pavement is the solution to tree pollution, flooding and conservation mandates. For this reason, it has become a necessity rather than an option.
If you want something environmentally sound and visually appealing, here’s why you should subscribe to porous packaging.
Thanks to the permeable surface, they found an alternative to smelly asphalt and boring concrete. Porous surfaces come in a variety of styles, from gravel and permeable concrete to interlocking “grass-crete” pavers. Different colors and sizes of stones are available to suit all kinds of landscapes.
A win-win for the environment and artificial irrigation
The city’s sewer system can be easily filled during heavy rains, while the land receives some of the natural irrigation benefits. Grounds with permeable surfaces can absorb runoff and clean up in the process. In addition, surrounding areas have less demand for artificial irrigation, saving money and water used for their daily irrigation needs.
Solutions to the heat island effect
When water seeps into the ground, the permeable surface will be cooler than the hard surface. Using bright colors also helps to regulate the temperature around the area by reflecting the sun’s heat. As a result, air quality and local plant health have improved.
Whether you’re looking to redecorate for the season or adopt green practices from Hardscape, porous packaging can offer both.
When sourcing suppliers, make sure they are committed to these permeable pavement systems and meet congressional requirements to control the quality of waterways and minimize water runoff and flooding.