EnviroStone Pavers of Houston, Texas
Paver Installation and Repair
Authority on Interlocking, Permeable, Engraved and Clay Brick Pavers
Envirostone Knows Paver Repair
Drawing on over 25 years of experience in the Interlocking Pavement Systems field, Company Partner, Will Enoch, is a qualified Paver Repair Specialist certified by the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute.
We specialize in the following:
- Segmental Paver System Inspections
- Paver Driveway Repair
- Paver Patio Repair
- Paver Pool Deck Repair
- Paver Walkway Repair
- Paver Cleaning
As with typical hard surfaces, paver patios, paver driveways, paver pool decks and paver walkways may also sag, puddle water, and even contain trip hazards. There may be any number of reasons for this deterioration of your investment. The inner beauty of a true interlocking paver system is that the system can be “unlocked” and repaired by qualified Interlocking Pavement System Specialist.
The best preventive maintenance of a paver system is to have it installed correctly. Trust the installation, repair and restoration of these systems to a professional who truly knows pavers inside out.
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Permeable paving is a range of sustainable materials and techniques for permeable pavements with a base and sub-base that allow the movement of storm water through the surface. In addition to reducing runoff, this effectively traps suspended solids and filters pollutants from the water. Examples include roads, paths, lawns and lots that are subject to light vehicular traffic, such as car/parking lots, cycle-paths, service or emergency access lanes, road and airport shoulders, and residential sidewalks and driveways. Although some porous paving materials appear nearly indistinguishable from nonporous materials, their environmental effects are qualitatively different. Whether pervious concrete, porous asphalt, paving stones or concrete or plastic-based pavers, all these pervious materials allow storm water to percolate and infiltrate the surface areas, traditionally impervious to the soil below. The goal is to control storm water at the source, reduce runoff and improve water quality by filtering pollutants in the substrata layers.
Managing runoff Permeable paving surfaces have been demonstrated as effective in managing runoff from paved surfaces. Large volumes of urban runoff causes serious erosion and siltation in surface water bodies. Controlling pollutants, permeable paving surfaces keep the pollutants in place in the soil or other material underlying the roadway, and allow water seepage to groundwater recharge while preventing the stream erosion problems.
They capture the heavy metals that fall on them, preventing them from washing downstream and accumulating inadvertently in the environment. In the void spaces, naturally occurring micro-organisms digest car oils, leaving little but carbon dioxide and water. Rainwater infiltration is usually less than that of an impervious pavement with a separate storm water management facility somewhere downstream.In areas where infiltration is not possible due to unsuitable soil conditions permeable pavements are used in the attenuation mode where water is retained in the pavement and slowly released to surface water systems between storm events.
Permeable pavements may give urban trees the rooting space they need to grow to full size. A “structural-soil” pavement base combines structural aggregate with soil; a porous surface admits vital air and water to the rooting zone. This integrates healthy ecology and thriving cities, with the living tree canopy above, the city’s traffic on the ground, and living tree roots below. The benefits of permeable pavers on urban tree growth have not been conclusively demonstrated and many researchers have observed tree growth is not increased if construction practices compact materials before permeable pavements are installed.
Types of pavers
Porous Turf Porous turf, if properly constructed, can be used for occasional parking like that at churches and stadia. Plastic turf reinforcing grids can be used to support the increased load. Living turf transpires water, actively counteracting the “heat island” with what appears to be a green open lawn.
Permeable interlocking concrete pavements Permeable interlocking concrete pavements are concrete (or stone) units with open, permeable spaces between the units. They give an architectural appearance, and can bear both light and heavy traffic, particularly interlocking concrete pavers, excepting high-volume or high-speed roads.
Some products are polymer-coated and have an entirely porous face. Permeable clay brick pavements Permeable clay brick pavements are fired clay brick units with open, permeable spaces between the units. Clay pavers provide a durable surface that allows storm water runoff to permeate through the joints.
Ferguson, Bruce K. (2005). Porous Pavements. Boca Raton: CRC Press. ISBN 978-0-8493-2670-7.
National Conference on Sustainable Drainage (UK) NOVATECH – International Conference On Sustainable Techniques And Strategies In Urban Water Management U.S. Federal Highway Administration.
Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center. McLean, VA. “Waste Glass.” Recycled Materials in the Highway Environment. Accessed 2010-07-05.