Why are porous paving systems so important
The problems associated with the failings of conventional stormwater drainage systems have become painfully evident with the increasingly regular occurrence of major flooding events in the UK. This has been further exacerbated by on-going development and climate change which is estimated to increase the volume of annual rainfall by 20-40% within the next 50 years.
As a consequence, the European Water Framework Directive now requires that we must manage our water resources in a more sustainable way and provide an enhanced level of protection to water quality.
This requirement has necessitated a fundamental change in the overall approach to drainage design with the primary aim of replicating natural processes.
This can be achieved by the use of sustainable drainage systems (SUDS) incorporating source control techniques which endeavour to mimic the natural movement of stormwater from a development, reducing flood risk and enhancing water quality and providing an improved environment.
As a direct result of the devastating floods in the UK experienced in the summer of 2007, local authorities and national government have published within the National Planning Policy Framework provision has to to be made to manage and reduce flood risk through the installation of SUDS drainage systems.
Property developers, national building contractors and homeowners can all do their bit to install a SUDS project that will comply with the national planning policy by simply incorporating a porous grid system into gardens, car parks and domestic driveways.
The porous grid systems offered by TDP in Derbyshire, are simple to use and are suitable for all types of projects from commercial schemes to domestic parking solutions.
Netpave is the market leading brand with an unparalleled 20 year track record. Netpave 50 is used for either a gravel fill or filled with soil and grass seed that will result in a completely green finish. Netpave 25 is laid on existing turf to create an area of overflow car parking without the need to dig out or loose the green element of a project.
Netpave systems have an open area of 85% that allow maximum drainage through the infill material. The inherent flexible design deals well with any ground heave that occurs through the changing of the temperatures during the year.
TDP PorousPave is a UK manufactured grid that is used for either a gravel fill or soil and grass seed finish. Recommended for more domestic applications where no fire tender access is required PorousPave is a cost effective solution for domestic drives to commercial car parks.
All of the TDP porous paving systems are manufactured from recycled plastic material that can be recycled at the end of its life.
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