Permeable Paving Options
Permeable Paving Options for Patios, Walkways, Driveways and Landscaping Melbourne
Old fashioned concrete was an era, but with a sustainable and environment-friendly approach, the permeable paving options are gaining popularity in Australia. They reduce runoff and provide the most natural filtration process for rainwater – all at affordable prices and in lesser time. These porous pavements are now available to provide a highly-durable construction and still allow rainwater back to the natural ecosystem.
Considering the permeable pavers for a wide range of applications, like driveways or patios, is highly advantageous for your property and sustainable environment. By correctly placing the pavers, these permeable paving systems allow up to 100% water permeability. This water filters through the natural purification system as it percolates to the Earth – improving the water quality of groundwater.
Considerations Before Choosing Permeable Paving Options:
Applicability and areas - Suitable for parkings, driveways, sidewalks, private alleys, patios and more
Grading - To optimise and ease water infiltration
Maintenance - Minimal
Installation - Easy, when done according to the manufacturer's specifications
Spacing - Effective utilisation of open-jointed or open cell pavers
Landscaping - Full stabilised installation to prevent sediments from clogging the permeable pavement
Advantages of permeable paving options in Melbourne: Groundwater has been a source of drinking water and nourishment for deep-rooted foliage. With new developments and technological advancement in the construction industry, groundwater has not being replenished. Most of the constructions like roadways, roofs, runways, sidewalks, patios and more prevent the water from seeping back to the natural ecosystem. The new constructions also divert the rainwater or stormwater to the sewers which ultimately end up in the natural water bodies. This process often results in high contamination from surface runoff, increased pollution in drinking water supplies, disturbed environment for wildlife and life-threatening floods. The traditional concrete/asphalt paving also results in ‘heat island effect’ as these materials absorb sunlight. The permeable paving options are solutions to all the problems and highly advantageous for sustainable development in Australia.
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