A permeable interlocking concrete paver (PICP) is solid layers of concrete pavers filled in by small pieces of stone. Water fills the joints of these open aggregates and then flows into the soil or subgrade of the pavers. Pavers first emerged onto the scene in the 1980s in Europe and then made their way to the United States in the late early 1990s. Pavers were first known for commercial hardscaping and later became adapted for the use of residential purposes such as enhancing a backyard space. Permeable interlocking concrete pavers has many benefits such as cost efficiency and an eco-friendly design. Keep reading to learn about why you should incorporate a permeable interlocking concrete paver into your landscape.
Good for the Environment
Federal, state, and local regulation sites have tried to reduce runoff that comes from roofs and pavements. Too much water flow can impact the environment in a significant way. Flooding can occur as well as pollution due to debris ending up in lakes and rivers. A PICP helps patios, walkways, and driveways infiltrate stormwater and reduce erosion and pollutants. We also offer drainage services if that’s what you need.
Compressed concrete comprises a PICP. PICP’s resist scrapes, marks, freeze-thaw damage, and aren’t highly susceptible to salt degradation. Not only won’t you have to worry about footmarks and outside elements damaging your PICP but during a winter storm, salt won’t affect its appearance. PICP’s can last between 20-25 years!
PICP’s are versatile and come in many different shapes, styles, patterns, textures, and colors. Each home varies in architectural layout and calls for unique, landscaping needs. Enhancing not only the look but feel of your home is simple with PICP’S.
You’ll save money because it doesn’t cost a lot to replace a permeable interlocking concrete pavement. Since the compressed is very durable, you won’t have to repair this kind of paver constantly. However, if you must, it’s quite easy to replace because individual pavers can be removed or replaced. Without the need of installing a retention dam, you can save money as well as save money on water expenses. To clean a commercial PICP, all you need to do is make sure that you vacuum the joints as necessary due to grass and leaf buildup For residential use, a leaf blower suffices.
Landscape Design Services from Carroll Landscaping
Carroll Landscaping has over 30 years of experience with landscape construction, porch construction, deck building, and hardscape installation. Our award-winning landscape designers are passionate about providing customers with top-notch service and landscape design. Our landscape designers have a creative design outlook and work as a team with our installation crews to make your vision a reality. We are committed to providing every customer with the highest quality workmanship, professional and knowledgeable service, and creativity in design in order to surpass our clients’ expectations in every aspect of the project.
We serve residents throughout the beautiful state of Maryland including Baltimore, Columbia, Ellicott City, Eldersburg, Clarksville, Sykesville, Manchester, Westminster, and Woodstock. For more information and to schedule a consultation with one of our expert designers, contact us online or give us a call at 410-922-2416.