Concrete block permeable paving is an essential sustainable drainage (SuDS) technique. It simply allows water to pass through joint filling material in gaps between concrete paving blocks or flags into the underlying permeable sub-base. Here, it is stored and released gradually to help prevent flooding. At the same time, many pollutants are substantially removed and treated within the pavement itself.
Key benefits include:
Learn more about permeable paving and SuDS in the video below and the following downloads.
Over 25 years of use, concrete block permeable paving has demonstrated unique capabilities as a multi-functional SuDS technology. It combines a structural pavement with water conveyance, attenuation and storage, together with pollution treatment to provide a gradual supply of clean water for amenity and biodiversity.
This 30-minute webinar explores how straight forward flow controls can optimise and expand these capabilities, with techniques including water storage in paving compartments deployed around a site to integrate SuDS within development and to avoid additional land-take.
A CPD webinar – presented by Bob Bray of Robert Bray Associates, with over 20-years’ experience in SuDS and landscape design – explores how straightforward flow controls can optimise permeable paving and SuDS. It covers techniques including water storage in paving compartments deployed around a site, to integrate SuDS within development and avoid land-take.
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