Standard asphalt can cause problems when it’s installed improperly. That’s because water will build up on its surface and can collect against structures and other undesirable areas. The standing water can cause damage and must be carefully directed away from your home or business. While this is a common problem that many contractors work out, there is another solution that doesn’t require special grading, and it’s often the more affordable option to consider. Porous asphalt.
What is Porous Asphalt?
Porous asphalt is a paving surface that absorbs water and allows it to pass through and out the bottom. It works similarly to a gravel pathway. It’s designed to work in place of standard asphalt for most standard use cases, and works well for both residential and business purposes. If you are looking for a more porous alternative to standard asphalt, it’s a good option to consider.
Why is it Beneficial?
Porous asphalt is beneficial because it helps prevent standing water, water damage and reduces the need for grading and drainage. It’s useful in cities to help keep streets from flooding, and can help make parking lot maintenance more manageable as well.
Even though porous asphalt is generally more expensive than the standard stuff, it can still save money when it’s used effectively. The materials reduce the need for an enhanced infrastructure and often lower the overall labor and equipment that’s needed when setting up a new business or adding on to an existing building.
Having it Installed at Home or a Business
We’re a porous asphalt company and can complete installations in driveways, walkways, parking spaces and just about anywhere else. We can create small sections of the material, or large expanses that offer useful space for your home or business.
If you’re having difficulty deciding on the best way to manage excess water, or don’t want to add on a drainage system to your business or home, give us a call to learn more about porous asphalt and what it can do for you.