Bryn Mawr, PA
- EP Henry ECO Pavers Used
- ECO Paver, Harvest Blend
- Installation Size
- 2,850 Sq. Ft.
Hoping to gain back some much-needed space in order to add an
expansion to their home, the owners of a Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania,
property faced several challenges that required alternative
solutions to conventional paving materials - and help from EP
First, local building codes limited their ability to make
additional improvements to the home, due to the stipulation that
the percentage of ground surface a home and all its adjacent
impervious surfaces covered could not exceed 30-40% of total
property area. Second, a lengthy existing asphalt driveway was
creating chronic drainage problems, made worse by a sloping grade
that caused rainwater to pond in several areas. The homeowners were
concerned that if a new driveway was simply re-graded in order to
allow water to flow away from the house, it could potentially cause
major erosion to the front yard during a heavy rain event.
Creative Pavers' Nick Nykorczuk and his associates studied the
situation and presented them with the idea of installing a
combination of EP Henry permeable and standard interlocking pavers
to both lessen the amount of impervious surface area and enhance
the aesthetics of the space - all while effectively addressing
their multiple drainage concerns.
Once completed, the new driveway's overall footprint totaled 2,850
square feet in area and was comprised of 1,550 square feet of ECO
Paver Harvest Blend and Dakota Blend, plus a 50/50 mix EP Henry
Brickstone Paver driveway and garage apron leading up to a 1,300
square foot parking area in front of the home, constructed with ECO
Paver Harvest Blend.
Said Nykorczuk, "The new parking area remained the same grade as
before - so as not to cause any problems with front yard erosion -
and because it was constructed with EP Henry ECO Permeable Pavers,
it allowed rainwater to drain directly into the ground beneath,
alleviating the puddles that were a longstanding issue." The
spacious parking area was connected to the road by an attractive
new EP Henry Brickstone driveway, which Nykorczuk added, "gave the
house a major upgrade to its curb appeal."