If you live in an area that gets a lot of rain, you’ve probably noticed some of the flooding and pools that occur when water has nowhere to go. Because of this, many homeowners and townships turn to pavers in order to help drain the excess water and prevent overflow.
Pavers are permeable and are laid with small spaces in between them. These features allow water to run through them and back into the ground below instead of sitting on top, like it would with asphalt or concrete. Because pavers have the ability to drain water, some towns have built their streets and sidewalks out of pavers. This lets them cut back on the number of sewer lines or water channels they need; instead of dealing with sewer overflow from too much water, the water can simply drain through the pavers and save both time and money.
Some businesses also take advantage of pavers and their drainage abilities. Paver parking lots and paver sidewalks can help prevent water build-up and appeal more to customers.
On Using Pavers for Landscapes
Pavers are a great way to help homeowners control their water flow and water runoff. Before you build a hardscape for your home, it’s important to think about where your water travels and where you can incorporate drainage. Pavers are great for patios, since they allow water to seep through and not form puddles and pools. They’re also great for a walkway through a garden in order to prevent too much water from ruining vegetables, fruits, and flowers. Some homeowners even choose to pave their driveway in pavers; they provide a unique look and help keep water flow in order. And as a bonus, if you live in an area with a lot of rain, you may even get a tax break on your pavers.
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