For many years concrete, asphalt and bitumen have cornered the market in all things paving- pavements, roads, driveways, parks, any surface that they could cover, they did. Our urban environment is encased in concrete and unfortunately the consequences of living in concrete jungles, such as flooding, poor soil quality and poor storm water quality, are now very apparent. In recent times a much more environmentally friendly and practical product has been developed, it is generally known as Permeable Paving or Porous Paving. This product allows water to penetrate its porous surface and flow through to the soil below. With environmental issues such as flooding, pollution and preservation orders on trees becoming more prevalent, it is imperative that permeable surfaces are used both commercially and at home as this will help counteract these problems in our cities.
Allows water to penetrate the surface and flow to the ground below, significantly reducing the effects of surface flooding by enabling tree beds, footpaths and driveways to capture and retain moisture.
As permeable paving absorbs storm water, less pollutants flow into storm drains which prevents contaminated water flowing directly into rivers, lakes, wetlands and oceans, generating problems for biodiversity as well as public health.
Unlike impermeable surfaces which have a heat-absorbing quality, sites with high ratios of permeable surfaces decrease ambient air temperatures and require less energy for cooling.
Due to the hard-wearing, dynamic nature and flexibility, it has a long-life expectancy and can be cheaply and easily repaired if required.
Can be used around tree root systems without causing detrimental compaction and allow for moisture infiltration or aeration of soil. Unlike impermeable paving, it does not sweat therefore condensation does not build up under the surface, encouraging fine root growth to develop, roots to expand and creating trip hazards from pavements shearing and cracking.
There are five Porous Paving Products to choose from. This allows you to identify the best product for the site depending on the qualities required such as loadbearing, hard-wearing, flexible, tree safe.
For more information about Porous Paving and the services we provide, contact the team at Heritage Tree Care and we will be happy to discuss your paving project in more detail.
For all your Tree Care needs, call Heritage Tree Care on 0737155444 or email email@example.com for a free, no-obligation quote, our qualified Arborists will be delighted to advise you on the best course of action for your trees. We cover Brisbane, Logan, Ipswich, Redlands, Toowoomba and Gold Coast area in Queensland, Australia.