Best Location Removing Pavement Benefits
Permeable pavement works well on driveways and walkways that have:
Flat areas with less than a two percent slope
Two-foot drop in elevation for every 100 feet
Soil with a high infiltration rate
Allows water that is temporarily stored in the pavement to soak into the ground
Little tree cover
Tree roots or overhanging tree canopy can negatively impact the pavement
Many stormwater features require a large footprint
There are different types of permeable pavement. Talk with your contractor to see what's the best fit for your property.
Concrete driveways are not pervious. This causes rainwater to flow off the driveway rather than into the ground.
Why remove it?
Removing this pavement creates less stormwater runoff, which is better for our streams.
|Offers a nice aesthetic|
|Good for the environment|
|Creates less stormwater runoff|
|Reduces water pollution|
Permeable pavement spreads out stormwater, soaks it into the ground, and slows it down.