Permeable Pavers vs. Impervious Pavers
Most driveways and patios are impervious (which means they do not allow water to drain through them), but there are several benefits to consider with a permeable driveway. For a slightly additional cost, permeable driveway pavers ensure that water never pools on the surface. This option also benefits your local stormwater collection system by filtering the water and removing pollutants. Permeable Pavers also may increase the allowable coverage controlled by your local village ordinance.
Clay, Brick, Stone, Porcelain, or Concrete Pavers
There are a wide range of materials, colors, shapes and designs to consider when planning a driveway or patio paver installation. Oftentimes you will want to choose a paver material that will compliment the style of your home and existing landscape design. At James Martin Associates we are familiar with this process, and we can lead you to your best options.
Driveway and Walk Edging Materials
Vertically installing Patio paver stones as a driveway or patio edging material creates a sophisticated element in any well designed Landscape solution. It can compliment all types of stone and unit paver patios while also being used as an edging material for gravel areas or pebble walkways.
There are pros and cons to all of these different materials, and we recommend that you work with an expert at James Martin Associates so that you can be confident in your purchase. Concrete pavers offer an affordable option with a wide variety of different shapes and sizes, while porcelain pavers are best for a modern style – but you will also need to install concrete to support the weight of vehicles in your driveway. To hear more about which paver choice is best for you and your landscape, call us today and speak with one of our experienced team members.