Top Benefits of Permeable Pavers

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The water cycle is a contained loop that relies on precipitation, collection and evaporation. Unfortunately, pavement-rich environments make it difficult for water to percolate back to earth’s groundwater layer, as well as to the ocean. Permeable pavers are an attractive, concrete alternative that are also an important addition to water-conscious landscapes.

Add Permeable Pavers to Your Colorado Hardscaping Plan

Pavers are incredibly versatile and can be installed as expansive driveways and patios or as sporadic stepping stones along a dirt path. Here are some of the top benefits of using permeable pavers in your outdoor areas.

Contemporary Landscape by Toronto Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers Home Garden Solutions
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Conserve water and improve irrigation. Mother Nature’s plan is almost always more efficient than our own. By using patio pavers as a hardscaping tool, you allow rain, condensation, sprinkler run-off, etc., to permeate back underground, rather than running off into the streets. This is of immediate benefit to your property’s irrigation plan. All your drought-tolerant plants will require less water from forced irrigation.

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Add a little drought-tolerant green. Can’t decide between a lawn or patio space? Leave some space between your pavers, and you can enjoy the best of both worlds. By introducing drought-tolerant ground cover, you can enjoy a gorgeous extended patio area ideal for entertaining and socializing. Don’t worry, you’ll still be able to maintain a lovely green view.

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Low-maintenance. Permeable pavers are low-maintenance, especially in a climate with extreme temperatures. The contraction/expansion that occurs during freezes and thaws wreak havoc on traditional hardscaping surfaces. Pavers are able to withstand this process due to their porous composition.

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Winter safety. Snow and ice melt faster with permeable pavers, which reduces the amount of salts and/or de-icers you use on your landscape. You can also minimize winter ice hazards by installing permeable pavers.

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Versatile aesthetics. Your paver options are practically limitless. From brick and natural stones to colorful pavers in different sizes and shapes, your landscape architect will be able to plan a Colorado hardscape that complements your home’s surrounding architecture.

Lifescape Colorado is happy to help design and install permeable pavers to enhance your Colorado landscape. Contact us to get started today!