Pavers have been a popular option for homeowners looking to create an outdoor living space without the use of concrete or asphalt. Modern technology has expanded the types of pavers available to homeowners.

If you are thinking of laying some pavers on your property, consider going with a permeable variety. These unique types of pavers have the potential to transform your home's landscape while contributing to a more stable environment.

1. Reduce Water Use

One of the more surprising benefits you will enjoy after installing permeable pavers is a reduction in your water use.

Permeable pavers are designed to allow moisture to naturally seep through the paving stones and into the ground below. You can pair your permeable pavers with a collection system that allows you to divert water runoff into a storage tank or retention pond.

This water can then be used for landscape irrigation.

By pairing permeable pavers with a reliable collection system, you can effectively reduce the amount of treated water that you utilize to maintain your yard over time.

2. Reduce Salt Use

If you live in an area where cold weather occurs each year, you know how important salt can be in maintaining the safety of your hardscaped areas. Permeable pavers can significantly reduce the amount of salt that you utilize each winter.

Since the permeable pavers don't allow water to pool on their surfaces, you will notice less ice forming in areas where permeable pavers are present. If there is no ice on your hardscaped surfaces, you won't need to spread salt to melt this ice.

Reducing your salt usage can help you avoid lawn damage and water contamination caused by salt exposure.

3. Enjoy Financial Benefits

Water is a precious resource for all communities. Unfortunately, paved areas can prevent natural aquifers from being replenished by snow and rain over time. As aquifers become depleted, water shortages can occur.

Many governments offer homeowners tax credits and other financial incentives for the completion of projects that help preserve water resources.

Permeable pavers can be used to collect water runoff and divert the runoff for landscaping use, and they can contribute to the replenishment of natural aquifers. Moisture can easily penetrate through permeable pavers and find its way into nearby aquifers.

Groundwater levels will increase, and water shortages will become less frequent as more homeowners transition to permeable pavers when creating hardscaped areas on their properties.