Porous paths serve a functional and aesthetic purpose. There are many materials to choose from, something for every budget.
When Is this Practice Used?
In areas of your yard where the soil will allow for rainwater to drain
In areas where dryer pathways to access spaces is desired
Allows rainwater to infiltrate the soil
Define outdoor spaces
Provides convenient transit through landscaped spaces
How to implement
Identify utilities by calling #811 or http://call811.com/before-you-dig
Conduct an infiltration test (particularly important for gravel pathways)
Layout the walkway design using a garden hose or branches
Determine what type of material you will use for your porous pathway
For detailed instructions on mulch or gravel walkway installation see the porous pathway pdf below
All stormwater stars recommendations are voluntary. The landowner or project manager is responsible for its own actions and for any damage or third-party liability arising from the their activities related to recommendations provided. It is the responsibility of the landowner or manager to pursue and secure any required permits.