Patio stones / Guides

Permeable interlock pavers & paving stones
Permeable laneways and patios

Water-permeable landscaping surfaces

...stones are more reflective than dark stones, so a dark coloured patio may be noticeably hotter than a white one. As an aside, If you are building a home hoping for LEED certification, there are points waiting for you when you build permeable hard surfaces, but also for choosing lighter coloured stones. Stones are rat...

Urban farming
Landscaping

Urban Farming turns beautiful gardens into a grocery store!

...patio stones where water can get to the soil, or use porous stones. Use river stones on pathways instead of rock dust. Divert storm water runoff to permeable basins or dry wells. Water-permeable paver stones © Oaks Pavers / Brampton Brick Ground covers: Despite the fact that we see it on almost every fr...

Greenhouse Construction for Cold Climates
Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums

How to build a greenhouse in a cold climate

...patio stones laid on top of a geotextile membrane. Cedar wood was used for its resistance to rot. Ventilation: No ventilation system is in place apart from the windows and polythene walls which are raised during the day to bring in fresh dry air and to avoid overheating. Growing season: There is no heating syst...

Patio stones with very low greenhouse gas emissions
Concrete and masonry

Reducing emissions with CO² cured-concrete

...stones and formed blocks. Solidia Technologies® holds the exclusive rights to license the patent, although Lafarge has signed an agreement with Solidia in 2013 to market the product in North America and Europe. Low-emission concrete blocks © Solidia Technologies®