Porous Paving: Helping the Environment

 

Porous paving is exactly what it sounds like: pavement that is porous. But how can you use pavement to help the environment?

Easy. Here’s a list of a few environmental benefits that porous paving provides:

  • Helps control storm water the second it starts
  • Reduces runoff
  • Filters pollutants to improve water quality
  • Helps create room for tree roots
  • Helps reduce flooding areas

A few other environmental benefits that we offer here at StoneSet is that our materials are locally sourced from environmentally aware quarries, we use recycled and reclaimed products, and we can overlay the current paving to help reduce waste.

It requires very little maintenance, only needing to be cleaned about once a year, and re-applying resin every 10 years (which can be a DIY!). This means you won’t have to worry about wear and tear from vehicles or on walk-ways requiring it to be torn up and re-paved.

Here’s how it works: Whether you’re using concrete, asphalt, paving stones, or plastic, all of these will at some point need to be replaced and are not currently helping the environment.Our product can be inlayed over your existing pavement, providing a porous yet strong barrier that allows water to percolate through to the soil beneath.

With other pavement products, water collects on top before running off into the ground, carrying pollutants such as oil and gas with it. In areas where water can’t find a large enough outlet, you see dangers such as flash-flooding.

Porous paving provides water a place to go, a pollutant filter for the soil, plus a long-lasting, cost-efficient solution for the owner.

 

For more information on how porous paving can help the environment or to schedule a consultation, please contact us.

You can also download your FREE guide below which explain further the benefits of our products in Australia:

 

Porous paving benefits whitepaper