Permeable paving is making its’ presence felt in the landscaping world and for good environmental reasons. That’s because they’re porous so they allow water to naturally permeate through the surface and seep into the ground.
Local Councils and the construction sector alike are increasingly looking to eco-friendly building solutions that have a positive impact on the environment. Replacing traditional impermeable surfaces (such as concrete or asphalt) with permeable paving allows rainwater to naturally soak into ground and reduce storm water run-off. This in turn helps to reduce pollution, erosion and flooding in local streams and waterways. Permeable paving also offers the added benefit of reducing urban heat island effect, which increases energy consumption throughout the community.
Permeable paving can be installed in virtually any outdoor space within
urban developments including public walkways, driveways, patios and car parks.
Progressive cities around the globe are rolling out programs to install permeable pavers, particularly in flood-prone areas or zones that suffer from poor drainage planning. The pavers have a natural appearance and harmonise well with most landscapes; and installation is a simple process with virtually no impact to the surrounding land. What’s more, the surface is non-slip to reduce the risk of slips, trips and falls; and can easily be high pressure cleaned to maintain appearance.
While there are a number of permeable paving materials available on the market, Premier Hydropavers are a sustainable choice as they are manufactured entirely from recycled ceramic waste. They effectively function as a sponge so are 100% permeable, with an impressive 60 mm per hour able to permeate through the surface and into the ground.
Want to know more about permeable pavers? Just get in touch with our expert team for assistance. Regardless of project size, we can recommend an environmentally friendly solution that’s cost effective and will give you a long-lasting, low maintenance paving solution that comes with loads of eye appeal.