Loral Landscapes use Town Hall Pavers for a Permeable Alternative to a Classic Driveway in Greenwich, CT
From the old-world street brick style of Unilock Town Hall pavers, to the classic herringbone laying pattern, this expansive driveway in Greenwich, Connecticut, is the embodiment of the traditional style. However, the permeability of this driveway means that it’s also an exemplar of modern ecological sensibilities and sustainable landscape design.
Because of the size of this particular driveway, the amount of stormwater runoff that it would otherwise generate is substantial. Add to this the fact that a paved area of this size can generate a significant amount of heat, and you begin to see how large hardscape surfaces can affect their surroundings. Large hardscapes also present drainage challenges. Because this driveway gently slopes down towards the street, pooling on the surface itself would not necessarily be an issue, however, the stormwater runoff could have an impact on the public stormwater drainage systems, and consequently the surrounding natural environment and neighboring residences.
All these issues and more have been bypassed by selecting Town Hall pavers for this installation and incorporating permeable installation methods to accommodate the quick through-flow of rainwater back into the subgrade and subsurface rainwater collection systems.
Permeable paver installation entails the use of a permeable open grade ¾” aggregate base and the use of clear ⅛” stone chip as a jointing material. A geogrid, such as Unilock DriveGrid is also recommended. For more information on Unilock permeable permeable paver installation, see the Unilock Advanced Tech Guide, available for download from our Literature Downloads page.
This driveway makes use of Town Hall pavers in the Burgundy Red, Burnt Clay, and Old Oak, 3 Color Blend. The primary laying pattern is the classic herringbone pattern with a soldier course border. In addition to Town Hall, Unilock offers a number of other permeable pavers including, but not limited to, Tribeca Cobble and Thornbury, offering the look of granite cobblestone and flagstone, respectively.