Those rainy summer months are fast approaching. But before images of street flooding fill your mind, consider this: the less concrete on the ground, the less flooding will occur.
Our subtropical environment in Louisiana is prone to torrential downpours, and one way to alleviate the ensuing stress on our drainage systems is to reduce the amount of material on the ground that doesn’t absorb water. Unlike concrete, gravel and limestone driveways and parking lots made with pavers allow rain to seep into our system slowly, lessening the burden on our drainage pipes and, through that, lessening the likelihood of flooding.
Read more about pervious materials and how businesses are using them here.
– Sarah H. Centorino, The New Orleans 100