With urban runoff posing a serious problem for pavement rainfall absorption, waterways are at risk of collecting toxic pollutants. Permeable Hydropavers® from Premier Pavers & Stone offer the perfect solution.
Australians are starting to take the right step towards a sustainable future, with the recent ban of single-use plastic bags at supermarkets, service stations and liquor stores being the most current action taken. However, one problem still being ignored by the government is the issue of urban runoff.
Urban runoff occurs when the rainfall level is too high and cannot be absorbed by the land. Due to the permeable nature of soil, apt levels of runoff will eventually infiltrate the soil and be stored as ground water. When heavy rainfall occurs in an urban area, the rainfall isn’t absorbed due to the impermeable nature of concrete and pavements. This means that drains and waterways are required to clear this runoff, which can collect a number of pollutants, pesticides and contaminants when travelling through the urban surface. These pollutants can be hazardous to plants, animals and people.
Permeable pavers can offer the perfect solution to urban runoff, and in particular, Hydropavers®. Hydropavers® are made of recycled ceramic tiles that feature tiny microholes, which absorb water runoff and directs it into the ground, filtering out the pollutants in the process. Hydropavers® are nonslip and prevent flooding and puddles from accumulating in all paved areas.
Premier Pavers & Stone is pleased to bring the Hydropavers® range exclusively to Australia. Hydropavers® are the perfect choice for architects, builders and DIY fanatics who want to turn their hardscaped areas into environmentally-friendly, non-slip, puddle free and attractive spaces that carry a multitude of advantages.
Premier Pavers & Stone’s permeable pavers drain water by absorbing through the paver itself. The sponge-like properties of the stone then allow the remaining water to drain through to the underlay, which is typically comprised of aggregate bedding. The permeability rate of these pavers is able to absorb more than 60mm per hour of rainfall.
Hydropavers® can be laid in all outdoor spaces where regular paving would normally be appropriate and are perfect for a range of applications including:
- Public spaces e.g. car parks, footpaths and garden paths
- Pool areas
- Alfresco and patio areas
- Eco building projects
- Shopping centres
- Commercial and industrial storage facilities
Premier Pavers are manufactured using ceramic material, compressed at 1600 tonnes and baked at 1200 degrees Celsius. This compression is what gives the company’s permeable pavers their signature durability and hardness.
The technology behind Hydropavers® is the most important event in the manufacturing of permeable pavers. This product has been applied in a range of settings with complete success. The arrival of this technology creates remarkable opportunities for the domestic and commercial construction sphere, as well as government building projects.
To find out more about this remarkable paver, contact Premier Stone & Pavers or visit their website via the links below.