Permeable driveways allow water to pass through and soak into the soil below. They must have gaps or pores to do this. To keep them working properly, they should be inspected and maintained regularly. Here are some tips to create a permeable driveway. VS-5 Drain Pave is a popular permeable driveway material. To learn more, read on! Besides the benefits of permeable driveways, there are also some maintenance tips to keep them in good shape.
VS-5(tm) Drain Pave
For a permeable driveway, VS-5(tm) Drain Paving offers a solid surface similar to standard paving stones, but with the added benefit of good drainage. This paving type is compatible with 80mm Park Stones or Holland Stones. It also has excellent coloration and looks, and can withstand the elements. If you’re considering installing a permeable driveway, learn more about VS-5.
Permeable paving requires a base course composed of clean washed crushed stone aggregate. It should be thick enough to absorb water during storm events and still meet the structural requirements for the expected traffic load. A 40 percent minimum void ratio is required. A layer of angular crushed rock or porous asphalt can be used as the base course. A layer of geotextile fabric may be placed over the angular crushed rock.
Permeable pavements are prone to clogging. Fine particles or sand can fill the spaces between pavers, causing water and pollutants to run off the surface. The surface also serves as an irrigation system, which means that water can be reused in a variety of ways. These benefits of permeable pavements make them a great choice for homeowners who want to improve their home’s curb appeal.
The permeable pavement is installed quickly on a stone base material or soil subgrade. The outflow portion of the permeable pavement is not perforated but is raised to its appropriate height to protect against compaction. Underdrains should be installed at least 100 feet away from underground utility lines. Some underground utility lines will require waterproofing or low-strength flowable concrete fill for safety purposes. The setbacks are reduced with designs with underdrains or liners.