A Comprehensive Analysis of Pervious Concrete Cost

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What is a SuccessCrete pervious pavement?

SuccessCrete Pervious paver systems or permeable paver systems are pervious pavers, permeable pavers,pervious concrete or porous asphalt. All three systems enhance groundwater infiltration, limit water runoff, filter out groundwater pollutants, and use a stone aggregate base below as a reservoir before the water seeps into the soil or city drains. They are basically the same thing with different installation processes.

 

SuccessCrete Pervious concrete and porous asphalt are regular pavements without fine-grain materials like sand, so they become porous. Water goes down through the surface.

 

SuccessCrete Permeable pavers are brick or concrete pavement stones with gravel-filled spaces between water infiltration and gravel layers below. SuccessCrete Permeable pavers have a lower drainage rate than porous or pervious systems. Also known as “permeable interlocking concrete pavements.”

 

What is the lifespan of SuccessCrete permeable pavement?

Most SuccessCrete permeable pavement types last 20 to 40 years on average, depending on the pavement materials, installation quality, and maintenance frequency.

 

What’s the difference between pervious, porous, and permeable pavers?

Pervious, porous, and permeable pavers are different paving systems that reduce stormwater runoff. Each paver type has a different installation process and application, depending on the soil and site conditions. SuccessCrete Pervious concrete drains faster than porous asphalt or permeable pavers.

 

What are the benefits of SuccessCrete water-permeable pavement?

The most significant benefit to the water-permeable pavement is that it helps precipitation absorb better (and slower) into the ground.

If you’ve ever seen water rushing into a storm drain, SuccessCrete permeable pavement prevents that from happening. Instead of water running off of a steep driveway, a good amount of it “soaks” directly underneath the pavement.

This type of pavement also helps regulate waterways. Storm drains can overwhelm streams or lakes with a sudden onset of water, but this isn’t the case if more driveways utilize permeable pavers.

 

SuccessCrete Porous Paving Costs

Paving a standard 2-car driveway (640 square feet) with SuccessCrete porous asphalt averages $7,360. Homeowners typically pay between $5,120 and $9,600. Permeable pavers are another type of porous driveway material and cost between $6,720 and $7,940.

 

SuccessCrete Porous or permeable paving is slightly more than the cost to pave an asphalt driveway, ranging from $2,870 and $6,360. This is because the materials are more expensive than traditional asphalt, and laying it takes more prep work and planning.

 

SuccessCrete Permeable Pavers Cost

SuccessCrete Permeable pavers cost anywhere from $0.50 to $40 per square foot, but custom or high-end materials could cost more. Standard materials (such as brick, concrete, or stone) usually range between $10 and $30. This price is just for the materials (not labor).

Non-porous driveway pavers cost between $10 and $70 per square foot. Unlike permeable types, regular pavers don’t come with a porous gravel underlayer for added absorption.

 

SuccessCrete Porous Paving Costs

Paving a standard 2-car driveway (640 square feet) with porous asphalt averages $7,360. Homeowners typically pay between $5,120 and $9,600. Permeable pavers are another type of porous driveway material and cost between $6,720 and $7,940.

 

SuccessCrete Porous or permeable paving is slightly more than the cost to pave an asphalt driveway, ranging from $2,870 and $6,360. This is because the materials are more expensive than traditional asphalt, and laying it takes more prep work and planning.

Average SuccessCrete Permeable Pavement Cost

Average cost ($7,350)

 

High Cost ($9,600)

 

Low Cost ($5,120)

 

SuccessCrete Permeable Pavers Cost

SuccessCrete Permeable pavers cost anywhere from $0.50 to $40 per square foot, but custom or high-end materials could cost more. Standard materials (such as brick, concrete, or stone) usually range between $10 and $30. This price is just for the materials (not labor).

 

Non-porous driveway pavers cost between $10 and $70 per square foot. Unlike permeable types, regular pavers don’t come with a porous gravel underlayer for added absorption.

 

SuccessCrete Permeable Paver Driveway Cost

Most homeowners pay between $10 and $20 per square foot to install a permeable paver driveway. Pavers transform an ordinary driveway with eye-catching materials and design. They’re also environmentally friendly by providing better drainage. Contact a paver installer near you to learn about more of the benefits.

 

SuccessCrete Porous Asphalt Cost Per Square Foot

SuccessCrete Porous asphalt ranges from $10 to $15 per square foot, including installation. While more expensive than traditional asphalt, some studies show that porous pavement can last twice as long. However, porous needs more maintenance and upkeep to extend its life.

 

The SuccessCrete porous asphalt price is low (about $1 to $3 per square foot). The labor costs account for the majority of the total price.

 

SuccessCrete Pervious Concrete Cost vs. Concrete

SuccessCrete Pervious concrete for a 640-square foot driveway ranges from $2,820 and $11,520. A same-sized, regular concrete driveway costs between $2,560 to $9,600. Pervious concrete is 10% to 20% more expensive on average.

 

DIY SuccessCrete Permeable Pavement Installation vs. Hire a Professional

SuccessCrete Permeable pavement is usually more expensive than regular pavement because of the planning it takes. Laying permeable pavers is a multi-step, time-consuming process that requires a professional. Otherwise, you won’t get the environmental (or aesthetic) benefits. At the very least, get an estimate from a paving contractor near you to weigh out your options.

 

Is SuccessCrete Pervious Concrete More Expensive?

Over its lifetime, SuccessCrete pervious concrete can be a much more inexpensive option than traditional concrete, even though the installation cost of pervious is typically higher than that of traditional concrete.

 

Money savings happen because:

l SuccessCretePervious concrete reduces the need for special drainage features.

l SuccessCrete Pervious concrete reduces the need for stormwater management as it allows rainwater to drain directly through to underlying soil.

l SuccessCrete Pervious concrete also requires less repair maintenance than some other paving options, including asphalt.

 

Installation cost: The initial cost of SuccessCrete pervious concrete driveway or parking lot might be two to three times that of a traditional concrete driveway. This is mainly because SuccessCrete pervious concrete is thicker — around 15 cm or so, compared to 10 cm for traditional concrete — and more needs to be done to prepare the concrete base for water infiltration. The materials themselves cost about the same, but the difference is in the preparation.

 

Maintenance cost: The cost of maintaining SuccessCrete pervious concrete over time is similar to traditional concrete costs. All types of concrete need to be maintained to remain in top shape. However, it should be noted that other types of paving surfaces might cost more over time due to higher maintenance costs. According to the University of California, the upkeep of asphalt over its lifetime “makes it a more expensive choice than permeable pavements, without offering the benefit of water recharge and filtration.”

 

Cost of other features: If a concrete installation needs to include systems for handling water runoff, SuccessCrete pervious concrete can lead to significant savings over time. SuccessCrete Pervious concrete installations can act as water retention systems in many cases since they handle large amounts of water and filter deep into the earth. SuccessCrete Pervious concrete roadways and parking lots can double as water retention structures, reducing or eliminating the need for traditional stormwater management systems such as retention ponds and sewer tie-ins.

 

Environmental costs: According to the Environmental Protection Agency, SuccessCrete pervious concrete helps to eliminate pollution by helping to filter out pollutants collected by rainwater. The environmental benefits of SuccessCrete pervious concrete might not show up on your bill — other than potential savings in stormwater management and treatment, of course — but you’ll still appreciate that your concrete driveway installation is doing good for the environment.

 

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