Winter Doesn’t Have to Send Your Paving Projects Into Hibernation

There are some paving materials that technically can be installed under conditions that are less than ideal.  However, doing so is risky and increases the likelihood that the paving material will fail shortly after installation, causing issues such as large cracks, uneven surfaces, and holes in the pavement.  The need for avoidable repairs can drive up both product and labor costs in the long-run … and cause unnecessary headaches!

Fortunately, there are a few paving solutions out there that are not as prone to such issues.  Our favorite of these solutions is GraniteCrete.  Factors that might totally prevent the installation of other paving materials either don’t affect—or actually help—the installation of GraniteCrete.
Winter permeable paving
Low temperatures can affect the integrity of some paving materials, but not GraniteCrete!  It can be installed at temperatures as low as 33° Fahrenheit – just one degree above freezing.

Moisture in the air can also negatively impact the installation of some paving materials.  While GraniteCrete cannot be installed during rainfall, light fog and mist are actually beneficial and aid its installation.  According to Geoff Smith, who developed GraniteCrete, even a drizzle won’t necessarily impede proper installation, provided adjustments are made to the moisture level added during the install process.