The Advantages of Having Permeable Paving on Your Residential or Commercial Property

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Embrace Sustainability: The Advantages of Permeable Paving

In the pursuit of eco-conscious landscaping solutions, permeable paving has emerged as a game-changer. Far from conventional concrete, these innovative pavers are gaining popularity among homeowners and businesses alike in Durham Region and the GTA. Not only do they boast durability and aesthetic appeal, but they also play a crucial role in rainwater management and conservation efforts. JRC Landscaping and Snow has been installing permeable paving solutions for many years and can attest to the durability, attractiveness and water management benefits that they deliver to our clients. Learn more about all the benefits now…

What is Permeable Paving?

Permeable paving surfaces are made of either a porous material that enables stormwater to flow through it or nonporous blocks spaced so that water can flow between the gaps. Permeable paving can also include a variety of surfacing techniques for roads, parking lots, and pedestrian walkways.
The esthetics, variety and suitability for a wide range of installation purposes in both residential and commercial properties has made permeable paving materials and implementations a true cornerstone in our service offering.

How Permeable Pavers Work

Permeable pavers have wider gaps between them, allowing water to seep quickly into a gravel base below. This base acts like a natural filter, cleaning the water before it goes back into the ground. This helps improve water quality and reduces environmental harm compared to regular paving. Plus, permeable pavers not only offer these advantages but also enhance the look and usability of outdoor areas, supporting eco-friendly water management.

Why Does JRC Landscaping Recommend Permeable Paving?

1. Alleviate Pressure on Storm Drains and Reduce Property Damage

During heavy rainfall, traditional paved surfaces can contribute to stormwater runoff, overwhelming municipal sewer systems. Permeable pavers, however, allow rainwater to infiltrate through their porous surfaces, reducing the volume of water that enters storm drains. This helps prevent flooding and eases strain on infrastructure during severe weather events.

With the more intense rainfalls and weather patterns that are occurring more frequently, we utilize permeable pavers and install techniques to reduce the negative impacts and manage flow patterns occurring from high levels rainfall or melting snow/ice. This reduces or eliminates previous water management issues and potential damage to property and structures.

2. Protect Local Waterways

Conventional pavements can transport harmful pollutants such as oil, chemicals, and debris into rivers, lakes, and streams. Permeable paving acts as a natural filtration system, capturing these pollutants as water percolates through the paver joints and underlying gravel bed. By doing so, it helps maintain the integrity and cleanliness of Ontario’s natural water bodies.

3. Compliance with Local Regulations

In Ontario, municipalities are increasingly regulating the amount of impervious surfaces allowed on properties due to their impact on stormwater management. View provincial document here: https://www.ontario.ca/document/stormwater-management-planning-and-design-manual-0/stormwater-management-plan-and-swmp .Permeable pavers provide an opportunity to meet these regulations while still enjoying expansive outdoor spaces like patios, driveways, and walkways.

4. Harness Rainwater for Sustainability

Integrating permeable pavers with rainwater harvesting systems allows property owners to collect and reuse rainwater for irrigation and other non-potable uses. This sustainable practice not only conserves water but also reduces dependence on municipal water supplies, contributing to overall resource efficiency.

Benefit from Our Years of Experience

Permeable paving represents a significant step towards sustainable landscaping, offering practical benefits for homeowners and businesses in Ontario. Whether you’re looking to renovating your residential patio, driveway or designing a commercial property, consider the long-term advantages of permeable pavers for a durable, attractive and eco-friendly budget conscious solution.

Since 2003, JRC Landscaping and Snow has been using permeable pavers and effective drainage solutions for home and business owners throughout Durham Region and the GTA. We would be happy to meet with you and provide a quote on a custom solution for your property. Feel free to contact us for more information or to schedule a consultation.

Durham Region’s Specialists in Hardscaping and Landscaping

JRC Landscaping and Snow has been delighting customers by providing outstanding quality and service to both its Commercial and Residential clients since 2003. We are a family-run business that is dedicated to our trade with a focus on good business practices, safety training and learning for our staff and offering high quality results to our customers.

JRC’s long list of repeat customers is a testament to the outstanding quality of service and results provided by Justin Robinson and his dedicated team. Our owner, Justin, remains hands-on throughout the entire job, visiting the site and organizing the entire project from start to finish.

No matter how big or small the job, our goal is to exceed your expectations.

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JRC is my first choice for any landscaping or hardscaping needs. I have referred Justin and his crew to many clients and have always received positive feedback. They are professional and fun to work with and Justin is great at giving honest advice to homeowners on how they can improve their homes value through curb appeal.

Thanks JRC!

~Kayla Bridgman

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