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If you’ve read or seen much about the wonders of permeable pavers, you know that they are attractive, environmentally friendly, and easy to install. With these major benefits in mind, how do you choose which of the many permeable paver options is best for the particular project before you?
Meet Camino Permeare, the ideal permeable paver. Not surprisingly, the basic definition of permeare is simply, permeable. The word is a bit difficult to pronounce at first glance, but it is pronounced perme’are.
Why should I use Camino Permeare?
In our popular article, What Are Permeable Pavers and How Do They Help with Water?, we explain why permeable pavers are incredible because the joints don’t normally clog. If they do, you can clean them out and refill with aggregate so that they work just like new.
But why is Camino Permeare considered the perfect permeable hardscape? What makes it unique, and why should you use it? Let’s take a look at a few reasons you may want to use it for your project.
Camino Permeare is beautiful
Not only does it look very similar to our non-permeable Camino Stones, it bears a strong resemblance to old European city streets, bringing a familiar and timeless look to any space.
Camino Permeare is permeable
Like other permeable pavers, Camino Permeare allows rainwater to drain back into the earth. It helps prevent flooding and keeps wastewater from accumulating on your patio or driveway that may not otherwise have good drainage.
Camino Permeare is tough
Another major benefit of Camino Permeare is that it is very tough, and it has the strength and versatility to be used in almost any application—driveways, sidewalks, patios, and more. It is not prone to shifting or changing even with a high volume of rainfall or traffic.
Where do I use Camino Permeare?
How is Camino Permeare typically used? Is there a particular way this paver is applied? Camino Permeare is wonderful in that it can be used in a wide variety of ways. Let’s look at three of them:
Camino Permeare’s ability to allow water back into the soil makes it especially ideal for driveways that slope toward your home or toward another area that you prefer to avoid puddles or flooding.
Another great application for Camino Permeare is in a path or sidewalk. Not only does the old-town European look create a walking path that is clean, classic, and durable, its permeability makes it work well in lowlands or other places that tend to accumulate water.
Camino Permeare pavers make a beautiful patio. The stone is tough and resists shifting, creating a space that is easy and welcoming for hosting guests or hanging out with family on long summer nights. Using Camino Permeare for a patio is perfect for an outdoor space in a rainy part of the country; it will dry out quickly and be easily hospitable.
4. Any area with water issues
Some areas are just downright difficult—if not entirely impossible to properly drain. It may be where your property line slopes into your neighbor’s yard or a parking area for your business. Permeable pavers place a large, invisible water management system in place just about anywhere.
Is Camino Permeare the perfect paver for your project?
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