Porous Paving Applications: The Driveway

Most of us never stop and consider our driveways. They’re just the short road to our garages, or that place our guests park when we have get togethers. But have you ever watched your driveway in the rain?

When all that water flows downhill, it’s washing every oil spill, transmission fluid leak, and drop of gasoline that’s just been sitting on the concrete into the storm drain. Even if your driveway is clean, though, that water will grab leaves and sticks, unwanted garbage, and other detritus, sweeping it into the drain. Using porous paving on your driveway prevents all of this from happening.


Porous paving looks similar to traditional concrete, but it lacks filler. So there are spaces in the pave for water to drain through. That means if you park your car on the driveway to wash it, that water isn’t going to go very far before it drains right through your driveway.

That means the water, and the soap, is dragged right into the driveway, and the contaminants are filtered out. The water goes right back into the ground, and there’s no need to send it through a dozen different drainage systems.

Porous pavement cuts down on the risk of flooding, it traps pollutants that you don’t want in your water, and it can be installed with practically no fuss. On top of that, it doesn’t look all that different from traditional paving.

If you’re curious about the benefits porous paving could add to your home, simply contact us today!