When you have a project that needs paving, whether it is for installing or extending a previous driveway. Or perhaps have a more commercial need. Regardless of what the paving need is, you should check out the benefits of porous pavers. You are probably more familiar to seeing concrete or asphalt as your choices for paving methods. But, after I tell you about the benefits and differences of porous pavers, you may have a change of heart. Just like I did when after working with this method.
I previously work in construction in my youth and have been helping people with DIY project throughout the years. And one day I was asked to help with the construction of extending the parking lot at my church. The only issue was that the church was on a slight dip and their budget was a little tight. But, after an accident caused by not having proper parking happened, it was a problem. Talking with an old co-worker he had told me of porous pavements and how they useful for small business and private properties. And after doing a bit of research, my church decided to take go this route. The thing that concern me the most was that it wasn’t like traditional pavement. It wasn’t just a mixture poured out on the ground and wait to harden. It uses a large plastic sheet, which the ones we got were 24×24 and about an inch thick. We were able fill it with grass to avoid making the surrounding area tacky looking. The time of installation was quite fast, starting on a Tuesday, they were able to have it finished by Sunday service the same week. Most people didn’t even know that it was there.
After that we didn’t have issues with people’s cars sliding down the small hill anymore. Well, after we had properly indicated where the parking lot had been extended. The congregation has been extremely pleased with this solution and how cheap it was in comparison to the methods I had been more familiar with. The system even managed to get rid of all the tire tracks and mud that were scattered around the property. After talking to the manufacture, when I was looking for quotes, they told us we wouldn’t even need to do any maintenance or shouldn’t have to replace it for many decades.
Proceeding this overall experience, I found myself recommending this method, more and more to people. Recommending it to family and friends, alongside people I still talk to in the construction business. I’ve found many people rally like the method to build make shift walk ways or small outside patios. There are many different ways to use this system and its versatility really shows for it. At the end of the day, it’s up to you with what you go with in the end. But, I do recommend giving this method a proper look. Because you never know and you might find yourself recommending it yourself.