Many of our clients, over the years, here in Thousand Oaks as well as the neighboring towns of Westlake Village, Agoura Hills, Moorpark, Calabasas and Simi Valley have already installed permeable pavers in their outdoor spaces. Not only are the pavers good for the environment, but they’re also a great addition to their design concept.
Our clients in Malibu, Camarillo, Hidden Hills, Woodland Hills, Newbury Park and Oak Park are also considering permeable pavers for their hardscapes. People consider the expense worth the overall benefit of the pavers.
What are Permeable Pavers?Permeable pavers are made from different building materials and are available in various colors, shapes and sizes. However, they’re also porous and allow water to filter through them and reach the ground below. If you have a non-permeable surface, water doesn’t penetrate it and you have to direct it towards storm drains. That can lead to wastage of water.
Permeable pavers soak the water, be it natural rainwater or the water you spray on the surface to clean it. This water is then soaked by the ground underneath the pavers. That replenishes the groundwater levels in the earth.
Permeable pavers also filter all pollutants and dust from the water. So when the liquid reaches the earth below, it’s pure and doesn’t contaminate the groundwater that is already present. This is a very environmentally friendly way to save water. Paving companies are seeing an increasing demand of permeable materials. That’s because more people are installing such pavements in their residential and commercial properties.
How do we install Permeable Pavers?It takes some planning and experience to install driveways and walkways with permeable pavers. We at Cornett Masonry are Certified ICPI Concrete Paver Installers. When our clients approach us with the project, we first inspect the area we have to work on.
We recommend that our clients replace large driveways and walkways with a wide catchment area. The permeable pavement is made up of four layers.
- The first layer or the topmost layer consists of the paving material such as permeable concrete pavers, brick or stone.
- The second layer is a gravel bed on which the pavers would sit.
- The third layer contains a filtering fabric that continues to purify the water as it passes through it.
- The bottommost layer contains a bed of sand; it doesn’t retain water so the water just permeates through it into the ground below.
Areas We Service: Calabasas to Camarillo, Moorpark to Malibu including: