If your residential vegetable garden and flowerbed are separated by a makeshift concrete walkway, rainwater may accumulate on the walkway's surface and make it difficult to tend to your property's gardening or pruning needs. Replace the makeshift walkway with permeable materials that will allow rainwater to seep through and gradually drain into the dirt that is below the new pavement.
Permeable Products Look Like Standard Ones
Concrete or fired-clay brick are common paving materials that are often used in the construction of a standard paved surface. The difference between permeable products and ones that are non-permeable is that permeable pavers contain a series of small holes, which run around the perimeter of a paving product and will allow rainwater to pass through. Each permeable paver consists of concrete or brick that is secured to a multi-layered base.
The base contains crushed stone. The top portion of the base may consist of larger stone fragments and the part of the base that will be resting directly against the ground may consist of finer stone granules. The upper portion of the base will act as a buffer, which will aid in keeping the patio materials level when they are first installed on your property.
As rainwater passes through each layer, it will slowly seep into the dirt that surrounds the walkway. As a result, your feet will stay dry when you are standing on the walkway and you won't need to be concerned about slipping on a slick surface due to excessive rainfall.
Different Styles And Colors Are Available
Your original walkway may have consisted of large, thin slabs of concrete, but maybe you are interested in a completely new style that will serve more of a purpose. Interlocking permeable pavers will allow you to control how wide and long a paved surface is, and you won't need to be concerned about the uniformity of the surface since each interlocking piece will be cut precisely and will be designed to interlock with an adjacent piece.
If a simpler style is preferred or if you would like the walkway to be narrow in length, choose separate permeable pavers that possess a distinct texture and style. Some pavers are designed to look like intricate brickwork, which may contain a series of grooves and varying colors.
There are also pavers that are smooth and shiny and may resemble a polished glass material. After choosing the type of pavers that you prefer and the basic layout of the project, hire a contractor to aid in installing the new walkway and planting grass seed or decorative vegetation around the permeable paving materials.
To learn more, contact a permeable paving product supplier.