A well planned exterior space that is both beautiful and kind to the environment is one that includes natural stone pavers set on a permeable or porous surface. Consider the benefits of a permeable surface using real stone pavers in residential design for driveways, walkways, decks or patios.
A permeable or porous surface – is an area designed to allow water to slow down and penetrate, percolate or settle into the ground, which aids in the reduction of pollutants and reduces erosion. Typical permeable driveways or walkways utilize a man-made or concrete type of paver. None of these options are as appealing aesthetically as genuine stone – especially in a residential setting. Granite, limestone or sandstone pavers as well as new or reclaimed cobblestone are available in a wide variety of natural colors and range of sizes. When installed on a permeable base, the natural stone will allow water to permeate as well as filter into the porous joints in-between the stone pavers. Natural stone will retain its original beauty and far outlast manufactured products.
The projects shown above are examples of genuine reclaimed cobblestone pavers set on a porous or permeable base of sand and DG with permeable sand joints. What could be more environmentally friendly than using 100% reclaimed, salvaged or recycled genuine cobblestone pavers such as Historic European Cobblestone, installed on a permeable surface!
Monarch Stone International offers a wide variety of natural stone and cobblestone options – including reclaimed antique cobblestone pavers. Let us help you select the right material for your hardscape requirements!
What do you recommend for a permeable base in a cold climate (e.g. Minnesota)? 3/4 rock with sand for scree?
Thanks for asking! Your question needs to be answered by a local MN professional; landscape architect, contractor or soils engineer. If we can answer any questions about our cobblestone material, give us a call !