We are looking for an alternative to re-paving our driveway. We have a worn lumpy driveway and a water pooling problem in heavy rains and would like to try something water permeable, which is also a 'green' strategy (keep water out of the storm sewers).
The new plastic grid products hold gravel (or grass) in place and provide a strong support for vehicles. The grids click together and are 'easy for DIY's.'
Traditional drainage using perforated PVC poses design and cost challenges due to our below street-level grade. Pavers are nice but far too costly.
I've read the promos on some of the new permeable products but have not seen any feedback from home owners on these products. Have received one quote of $2.60 a foot from one company for the recycled plastic grid, which is too high for our 750 sq ft driveway. Prices will come down one day, but meanwhile we are seeking people's experience. Here are a few sellers with products available in Canada: