Bucuresti, (PressExposure) June 01, 2009 -- When inclement weather threatens our roadways with ice and pond water it is time to implement a permeable surface to make it safer to drive and walk on. The permeable surface of Perma pave is used for that exact purpose along with environment saving features. Cities around the world are implementing permeable surfaces that allow for better driving conditions as well as safer conditions for pedestrians.
The features of Perma pave allow water to drain through the pavement leaving the top surface virtually dry and free from ponding. When used on city streets and expressways, it prevents standing water, thereby makes driving safer. The Perma pave system is designed so that, when used in areas that are prone to freezing rain and snow, the pavement expands and still allows water to drain. One of the beneficial features is the permeable surface that allows the water to drain into an underlying bedding of filtering material which filters out pollutants and contaminants.
Many cities face the problem of roadways expanding when cold weather is prominent. When this happens, asphalt has no room to expand so it buckles and creates cracks and pot holes. With permeable surface pavements, this is not a problem. The pavement expands and has enough room to do so without buckling or cracking. This makes them superior to asphalt in terms of repairs and safety. It also makes it safer for pedestrians to walk across roadways, parking lots and sidewalks because there is no standing water to freeze in order to create ice patches.
Because Perma pave allows water to drain through it, it leaves the permeable surface virtually dry, therefore ice does not form on sidewalks, parking lots or roadways. Pedestrians no longer have to concern themselves with safety when it comes to maneuvering through city streets and parking lots. This, in turn, prevents slipping and falls by pedestrians along with lawsuits for these types of accidents. The permeable surface is not only functional but can be complimentary to your outside dÃ©cor as well.
Perma pave is so versatile that it can be used commercially or residentially. This makes it a desirable addition to homes for the purpose of drainage and a form of irrigation around gardens and pathways. Its permeable surface feature allows water to be filtered through the top panel and drain into an underlying layer of bedding made of sand or pebbles. This filters the water again and allows only clean water to run off into gardens. The filtering system removes pollutants and contaminants from the water making the runoff cleaner for use in gardens.
Resource Box: Our Permeable Surface makes driving and walking around your home considerably safer than concrete, blacktop, and gravel. Contact us for more information on our Perma pave products and discover the difference it can make.