A drive is the first thing a person will see when visiting your home so needs to look impressionable. It must be robust and hardwearing to avoid sink from bearing weight load.
We consider a slight slope when installing driveways to allow room for water drainage. Another thing we take into consideration is the turning radius. The radius can be 15 feet in parking areas for midsize and small cars. However, curves on long driveways need a 50 feet radius to accommodate fire trucks.
Porous paving is highly recommended when installing new paves as opposed to concrete. Porous paving has the same function and stability as concrete paving but allows water to drain properly through the ground. This is beneficial to plants that are near the driveway.
Porous paving can be permeable concrete pavers, modular plastic or rubber pavers that look like conventional pavers. These materials allow water to filter through sand, grass or gravel in the ground. Gravel or sand is used to increase water’s infiltration rate.
Gravel below permeable or porous pavers can act as a storage medium. Filling the paver grids with gravel roughly costs the same as grass-filled paver grid. However, it requires less maintenance when compared to grass.