You can never make another first impression. So why waste it? These homes in Portola Valley took full advantage of our Polished Pervious Concrete to cement a grand first impression upon all their visitors. Our method of polishing pervious concrete gives these driveways a brilliant shine, and highlights the colors provided by the local aggregate.
Due to these houses being in the hills of the Peninsula, environmental protection and erosion control were important. Pervious concrete was a perfect choice for this. It protects vulnerable hillsides by allowing water to soak into the ground where it falls, rather than allowing it to collect on the surface, stream down the hills, and taking parts of the hill with it. This will help to protect this valuable watershed by reducing sediment pollution to local waterways.
In addition to erosion control, pervious concrete allowed these homeowners to maximize the plans for their homes. The pervious concrete did not count against their impervious surface maximums, imposed by local regulations, allowing them to be able to develop more of their property. With space such a premium in the Bay Area, using pervious concrete can provide not only an environmental benefit to a project, but an economical one too. When the hardscape doubles as a stormwater treatment system, there is no need to have a retention pond or separate treatment system that takes up space or creates added expense.
With a wide variety of decorative finishes pervious concrete provides a stormwater treatment system while enhancing curb appeal. Interested in having an entrance or driveway that gives a great first impression and will turn heads? Check out our various finishes and contact us.