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What are Permeable Pavers? (PICP)

Permeable interlocking concrete pavers (PICP) allow stormwater to percolate back into the soil rather than run-off into sewers and waterways.

The base and sub base of a permeable paver application are composed of different sized layers of aggregate that filter and direct storm water to the soil below or exit through pipes. Permeable pavers are used as a way to control storm water run off. A permeable paver system does this by collecting water between the pavers joints and, depending on the soil type, the water infiltrates back into the ground or is released to the nearest storm sewer or waterway.

Benefits of permeable pavers (PICP)

  • Qualifies as Best Management Practice (BMP)
  • Reduces stormwater runoff / Prevents flooding
  • Designed to meet government requirements
  • Allows rainwater to recharge ground
  • Filters stormwater before releasing
  • Rainwater harvesting options
  • Environmentally safe

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Permeable pavers also help with existing drainage issues. The surface of a permeable pavers application can be made perfectly flat, with the stone base being contoured to direct the water to where it needs to go. By implementing a few design features, the permeable system can be used for rain water harvesting…

Pavers vs. Stamped Concrete

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When deciding between the choice of stamped concrete or pavers cost is often a determining factor. Although, the two may be very similar in price depending on materials and pattern. The most important part you will want to consider is the life of the structure.

 

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Paving stones define beauty, elegance and durability for driveways, pool decks, walkways and patios. Properly installed paving stones won’t crack, sag, shift or separate. It will look fantastic for generations, and if it ever becomes stained or marred by paint or oil it can be repaired quickly, easily and invisibly. Individual stones can be replaced with matching ones so that the surface looks exactly as it did before the accident occurred. This is impossible with any other type of pavement.

PAVERS aka PAVING STONES

  • They won’t crack – when installed correctly.
  • Paver patterns and colors can be mixed and matched to create unique designs with accent borders and bandings.
  • Endless colors, textures, and shapes, so there is no limit on what materials you can use.
  • Lifetime of color and enjoyment. Most of our pavers are enhanced with a paver-shield technology making the paving stones fade resistant.
  • Very low maintenance, the joints may need to be retouched with sand every few years with polymeric sand that binds and hardens the sand grains to each other and the pavers too.

As with pavers, the costs of repair, if necessary can be far more beneficial than that those for repairing stamped concrete.

STAMPED CONCRETE

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Although there are some advantages to decorative or stamped concrete, it is almost inevitable that the concrete will crack at some point in time.  Common causes of cracking are when the base moves due to load baring or settlement, and the fact that concrete tends to shrink over time.  Concrete may also crack as a result of the expansion and contraction caused by freezing, thawing, and other changes in the weather. The reason contractors place joints in concrete.

  • The sealer needs to be reapplied every 2-3 years.
  • Colors may fade over time.
  • There is the possibility for deterioration from de-icing salts. 

Cracking of stamped concrete patios or walkways can be very expensive to repair. To repair the concrete correctly you would have the area destroyed and removed and then installed again. The other options are to leave the area as is, which will look very unattractive and can become a tripping hazard over a period of time. There is a filling agent that can be applied to the damaged area, but it is still visible and won’t correct an area that rises up.

Even though stamped concrete can be very attractive and maybe more affordable in some cases compared to pavers, it is clear that pavers outweighs the option of concrete when considering the life of the structure.

Did you know pavers can be applied over concrete?

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What is a Hardscape?

We are asked all the time, what is hardscaping? Hardscaping is the placement of non-plant elements consisting of structures, such as patios, walkways, retaining walls, steps, fire pits, and outdoor kitchens.  Made with hard materials hardscapes can be built out of block, pavers, brick, & stone.

Hanover Backyard Patio Hardscape - Ryan's Landscaping

Hanover Backyard Patio Hardscape – Ryan’s Landscaping

 

We can design and install unique hardscape features that will enhance your property’s value and take your breath away every time you step outside. There are endless styles, colors, textures, bricks, and retaining wall stone for every project.

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Entryway Steps, Stoop, & Walkway Hardscape Spring Grove, PA – Ryan’s Landscaping

 

At Ryan’s Landscaping we know choosing a hardscape contractor right the first time is important. Our hardscapes offer both functions, beauty, and are built to last. We have been providing York & Adams County area families with quality and well-built hardscapes for over 10 years. Ryan’s Landscaping uses only the best quality products when purchasing hardscape materials for your retaining walls, paver patios, and walkways. Guaranteed, to hold up against weather, and every day wear and tear.

Contact Us to set up a free consultation @ (717)632-4074.

 

Interlocking Pavers Installations

Pavingstones (concrete pavers or brick) are ideal for patios, walkways, driveways, & poolscapes. When installed properly pavingstones won’t crack, sag, shift or separate. It will look beautiful for decades. Even if they ever become stained by food, drinks, oil, or paint, they can easily be repaired quickly with no obvious color difference. This is impossible with any other type of pavement system.

With a huge range of styles, colors, mosaic patterns, and textures available, custom design is possible for any type of patio, walkway, driveway, poolscape, or even your existing deck! Custom paver design is an art we have perfected. Ryan’s Landscaping will work with you to create a unique custom design for your project. We specialize and take great pride in our unique custom mosiac paver designs tailored for each project.

Contact us @ 717-632-4074  to start your next paver project.

Backyard Patio Hardscape Design Installation in Hanover, PA

 

Need backyard patio hardscape design ideas? Then Ryan’s Landscaping is the contractor for you! Located in Hanover, Pa Ryan’s Landscaping specializes in unique paver designs for patios & hardscapes installations. Contact Us us for more ideas on what to do with your outdoor living space.

Linda & John from Hanover say…

Ryan:
“We want you to know how pleased we are with the paver/landscaping project you did for us. The finished results are everything we imagined. In addition, we were very impressed with the gentlemen that made up your crew — always polite, friendly, and courteous. We certainly wouldn’t hesitate to call you with any other landscaping needs or to recommend your company to friends and family.” Thanks again:

LINDA & JOHN

Hanover, PA

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