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Sunset Yellow stone installed on 1/2/18

StoneSet have installed dozens of schools and universities Australia Wide.

These include Monash University VIC, Athena School Newtown,

In the busy day-to-day of many universities, there’s often not a lot of priority put on the hardscape surrounding it. After all, hardscapes are nothing more than something to walk on– or are they? So often we see Universities opting for garden beds near public seating.

Which are not the safest, most heat-resistant, and most environmentally-friendly options, especially for a hardscape that is heavily traffiked. Here is why schools should be adopting porous pavement instead of “traditional” urban hardscape.


Safety has to be the number one concern of any heavily trafficked thoroughfare. This means that you want a surface that makes tripping harder. The non-slip surface of porous paving will cut down on the times children fall on your playground and in your hallways.


Universities generally want to avoid constantly patching surfaces, as they have limited funds and would rather spend them on curriculum. Porous paving comes with three stone sizes, and they can work together to give maximum hold. It won’t need replacing for at least 10 years, and it will look good after years of heavy traffic.


Pooling water is a nuisance and a danger in common walkways. People walk through it and then trek water from outside to make indoor floors slippery. With porous paving, there are no puddles. The water seeps down to where you want it, out of the way of pedestrians.

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