How to Meet Your Council’s Permeability Requirements

Paving is a great way to enhance your exterior living spaces. However, if not sufficiently porous, these landscaping features often cause drainage complications in major towns and cities. The environmental impact of building non-porous paving is dire, and it is why various councils all over Australia emphasise Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD).

We are here to help you put up excellent paving for your driveway, walkway, or carpark while meeting the permeability requirements of your local council.

High Permeability Rates

StoneSet paving lets excess (storm) water permeate through the surface at rates of up to 96 litres per square metre every second! The solution employs a combination of a resin and aggregate to achieve that. Just the right amount of resin provides a solid coat and helps keep the stone firmly in place. Additionally, the spaces in the aggregate support the permeability levels that many local authorities require.

Porous Enough, Yet Strong

Permeable paving seems a go-to solution for walkways, but what if you are building a car-park or laying pavement for heavy-duty application? StoneSet paving can withstand loads most commercial; loads whilst remaining fully regulation-compliant. Thanks to its extremely porous 52mm gravel layer, the material still lets water through at environmentally-friendly rates.

A Fine Surface Grip

The texture of StoneSet ensures a solid grip, which is great for vehicles as well as people on foot. Boasting a slip wear rating of R11, the finish has a broad spectrum of external applications, including ramps, whether it’s raining or not!

StoneSet has the properties required to help meet paving permeability specifications in several council jurisdictions, including Sydney’s Northern Beaches and Randwick City, and Melbourne City. You can use the material to build driveways, walkways, or car-parks that don’t encourage localised flooding in the event of storms. Contact us for help with the set-up of stunning landscaping features that address your local council permeability requirements.