Why use permeable paving?
With permeable block paving, you reduce the risk of of local flooding. Rainwater has to go somewhere, and even if you are not flooded, it might be affecting your neighbours’ downhill. Where you are reducing garden space, the use of permeable paving material is an ideal way to deal with water drainage.
Another advantage is preventing subsidence. Non-permeable paving reduces or stops rainfall from getting into the ground. This can cause the soil to shrink, especially if it is predominantly clay. Garden walls, paths and houses may develop severe cracks due to soil shrinkage.
Permeable block paving allows for the water to drain through the blocks, allowing the water to disperse naturally.
- Reduces the risk of local flooding
- Non-permeable paving may require planning permission
- Reduces the risk of soil shrinkage
- Allows driveways to drain naturally
Virtually indistinguishable from its non-permeable equivalent, the use of permeable concrete block paving reduces the amount of run-off surface water by allowing it to drain through the base into the sub-base.
Permeable paving is used like-for-like with concrete block paving, easing pressure on near-capacity drainage infrastructure.
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“Paddy, Sarah and Sep have been outstanding, from a good quotation, great timekeeping, communicating progress and sense checking my agreement at stages they have done a sterling job. It’s difficult choosing a tradesman sometimes but you won’t be disappointed if you choose Crown driveways as they have surpassed my expectation. No-fuss when I changed my mind about the colour resin at the last minute too. Sarah was fantastic and knows her stuff whilst Seb’s enthusiasm is reflected in his and their hard work. Well done and cheers to Tony, Paddy and the team.”New resin drive and artificial lawn
“Excellent from start to finish. Tony, Paddy and Kevin kept us informed throughout, dealt with all our queries with courtesy and the work has transformed our driveway.”New driveway, fence, patio and terrace repointing and cleaning.
“The guys have done an amazing job. Very knowledgeable professional set of guys. They worked hard despite the weather hindering the progress of the job. I would highly recommend these guys.”Driveway, patio and path Paved. Steps rebuilt with Indian stone finish.
“Excellent job. Looks really good. The team were professional, courteous and despite some horrible weather conditions got the job done. The team involved us at the right stages to show progress and ask for decisions where we had options. Left the site tidy and the outcome is fantastic. Thank you to Paddy, Kevin and team for such a good job.”Levelling and replacement of existing block paved driveway
“Great job from this firm. Friendly, competent staff arrived early every morning and worked all day until each stage was finished. After completion of the job tidied everything up and restored areas that had been disrupted as a necessary consequence of the removal of the old driveway and front garden. Not the cheapest quote I was given but then you have to pay that bit extra for quality. Really pleased with the end result.”Drive/path/garden
“Excellent job from start to finish. The old driveway completely removed and the new driveway completed to a high standard. The team completing the driveway were very professional and hardworking and kept us informed of the progress. Delighted with the solution offered and the end product.”Complete new tarmac driveway with brick edging
“Our drive looks outstanding. It is unrecognisable and a complete transformation. I am very pleased with the end product- definitely worth the money.”Front garden and drive made into one big drive
“Excellent hardworking team. Attention to detail. Good communication and explanation.”Tarmac driveway edged with brickwork
“The 3 workmen were very professional and friendly. We are delighted with the outcome and would recommend them.”Block paving of Driveway , path and patio
“I got the name of Crown Driveways via a recommendation from a family friend. When Tony came to quote for the job he spoke with real knowledge and experience and I felt comfortable in trusting him with the work. This was in contrast to other quotes I received where I felt they were trying to do the job as soon as possible without due care. The quote I received was fixed at the time of order and was very reasonable for the amount of work involved. The work was performed to an exceptional standard and I was kept informed at all stages of the next steps. I would highly recommend Crown Driveways.”Replace old drive with new resin drive