Using a permeable pavement solves a number of problems associated with managing stormwater in a sustainable way. The hydraulic capacity of a porous pavement can accommodate rainfall landing directly on to it and also from adjacent surface catchments, including roofs.
The combination of surface options also facilitates an enhanced level of flexibility and choice in satisfying the aesthetic requirements of the project. Stabilised gravel can produce a much wider variety of different finishes to compliment the development than a porous concrete system could offer.
ABG offer systems that can be used to create grass or gravel finishes for varying levels of traffic. Sudspave can be used with traffic such as cars and vans, while Truckcell provides a solution for HGV and other heavy vehicles.
The design and specification of the individual components within a sustainable paving / permeable pavement solution is entirely project specific, but will typically comprise a porous surface laid over an open-graded, granular subbase that satisfies the structural and hydraulic requirements of the project.
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Where construction of paths, roads and parking areas encroach the footprint of existing trees, ABG can provide the no-dig geocellular Abweb TRP system to protect the root structures from damage caused by the compaction of local soils as a result of vehicular traffic.