If you’ve been seduced by the luxury and reliability of Techo-Bloc products, chances are that you’ve heard mention of Techo-Bloc permeable pavers. Although the name “permeable pavers” certainly sounds impressive, you may not have a clear understanding of what this moniker actually means.
In today’s post, we will define what it is that makes a permeable paver ‘permeable’ and we will explore how to choose and use Techo-Bloc permeable pavers within the scope of your landscape.
What Are Techo-Bloc Permeable Pavers?
Here in NJ, we are accustomed to high volumes of precipitation. As anyone who lives in or near a city is well aware, heavy rains and melting snow or ice often lead to excess stormwater runoff and flash flooding.
This not only poses a threat to a person’s immediate physical safety, but it also leads to long-term sanitary issues and can even pose a health hazard to a city’s drinking water. Why does this happen? It’s because much of today’s world is paved with impervious materials.
In an effort to reverse these negative effects, Techo-Bloc took it upon themselves to develop a unique paver product that would mimic the natural hydrological conditions of soil – even when exposed to heavy precipitation.
The pavers work by allowing runoff water to percolate through its joints. From here, the water is filtered through layers of crushed stone aggregate, preventing any unwanted trash or debris from being introduced to the groundwater supply beneath the soil.
This process allows cleaner water to enter the groundwater system and also reduces the amount of stormwater runoff that clogs up municipal stormwater systems and leads to flooding and health hazards.
In other words, Techo-Bloc permeable pavers allow homeowners like yourself to establish a beautiful and durable pavement for your property while simultaneously doing your part to help improve conditions and quality of life in your city.
Because the benefits tied to working with permeable pavers like those manufactured by Techo-Bloc are so significant, we are seeing an increase in demand for this type of pavement – both at an individual level and at the municipal level.
Cities throughout the US and Canada are beginning to enforce laws for using permeable paver units in new construction. Forward-thinking homeowners are jumping on the bandwagon now in order to be in compliance for the future and to do their part to help the environment today.
What Types of Techo-Bloc Permeable Pavers Are Available?
Techo-Bloc is known for offering a wide variety of different types of pavers. Each unique paver is crafted to look and feel like natural stone, featuring different colors, textures, shapes and styles. If you’re concerned that permeable pavers will not offer as much in the way of variety and versatility, you’ve got nothing to worry about.
True to form, Techo-Bloc has provided homeowners with 8 different options for permeable pavers to date and we’re sure that more styles will be available in the future. Here’s a quick look at a few of our favorite styles:
Few paver products offer as much style and elegance as the permeable pavers available in the Blu 80mm collection. These large, geometric pavers make a bold statement without overdoing things.
We love that the pavers are available in so many different colors and styles. Depending on your unique preferences, you may opt for 1 of 4 different style finishes, including a flagstone/slate finish, polished, galaxy, or smooth.
Each of these style families features various colors, including warm shades of brown, beige and red, or cooler hues like charcoal and slate.
Antika pavers offer a touch of whimsy and charm to any outdoor living space. These permeable pavers are unique in that they are designed to look like rounded cobblestone.
Each paver can be arranged into a one-of-a-kind mosaic that speaks to your unique personality and style preferences. You’ll find that this makes it easy to arrange the pavers into a wide array of different shapes and designs without the need for excess cutting and manipulation.
Antika pavers can easily be used in conjunction with other Techo-Bloc pavers, or they can offer a natural appearance when grassy patches are allowed to grow in-between each individual stone. The pavers are available in a wide range of different colors to suit your needs.
The Mista Random pavers collection offers the rugged and charming look of natural flagstone, complete with rich and vibrant texturing.
The permeable pavers are available in various geometric shapes and sizes, allowing you to create dazzling patterns that will attract interest and increase the value of your home.
This particular collection boasts a variety of 9 different color options so that you can easily pair your interlocking pavers with any outdoor furnishings or features that you may desire.
This stunning collection features small, brick-like paver units that can be “cobbled” together to emulate the look and feel of centuries-old streets.
Villagio pavers various sizes allow for a lot of design flexibility and you will also have your pick of several different color palettes.
How Can Techo-Bloc Permeable Pavers Be Used at Home?
Techo-Bloc permeable pavers can be used in any type of project where standard Techo-Bloc pavers would be used. The stunning pavers are extremely versatile and easy to install. Some of their most popular uses include:
- Swimming Pool Decks
What Else Should I Know About Techo-Bloc Permeable Pavers?
When properly installed, Techo-Bloc permeable pavers require very little maintenance. They are designed to withstand harsh weather conditions, including exposure to the sun’s UV rays and freeze-and-thaw cycles. It is safe to use many ice melting products on these pavers.
While skilled Do-It-Yourselfers will find that the Techo-Bloc permeable paver installation process is relatively simple, those who have not had much experience in these areas would be best served by working with a Techo-Bloc Authorized Contractor.
These contractors will understand exactly how to work with your permeable paver system and will know how to properly lay out the materials and install them in a way that will protect your investment and lifetime product warranty.
Professional contractors will also understand how much aggregate is needed beneath the pavers to allow for proper percolation and drainage.
This will ensure that your permeable pavers work as intended, while also helping you to order the correct volume of materials for your project. Talk to a trusted Techo-Bloc dealer, like Braen Supply, for recommendations for local Techo-Bloc contractors.
Where Can I Buy Techo-Bloc Permeable Pavers in NJ?
Techo-Bloc permeable pavers have grown quite popular in NJ and its neighboring states. As a leading Techo-Bloc supplier and authorized dealer, Braen Supply is ready and able to meet the demand for these beloved hardscaping materials.
Our team of Techo-Bloc experts are happy to help you explore your different options for working with permeable pavers and can provide you with helpful advice for installing and maintaining the pavers properly. Our Techo-Bloc permeable pavers are always available at the lowest and most competitive prices.
Once purchased, these permeable pavers and other landscaping products can be either picked up or bulk delivered to locations throughout parts of NJ & NY and limited parts of PA & CT. Visit our local showroom or give us a call to learn more today.