Pervious pavers and storm water management.

Pervious pavers act as stand-alone storm water control mechanisms and is commonly applied in drainage systems together with other control measures in order to allow storm water to infiltrate into the surface water. With the need for a national pollution discharge elimination system and a low impact development, commercial entities and the government are looking to have storm water control measures that meet the LID goals.

One of the core initiatives to ensure these goals are met is the implementation of super pervious pavers which acts as stand-alone in different drainage applications. In the implementation of a multiple technology approach, it’s quite difficult to predict what might go wrong by having access to a number of technologies enabling plant managers to apply different technologies in solving a problem.

storm water management

The use and application of pavers in storm water management

Over time, applications that uses pavers with pervious joints have been found useful in the providing run-off infiltration to native soils and open graded fill applications. Although this is effective, contractors will eventually find it difficult to maintain. Given the porosity nature of the pavers, the drain sheets installed in driveways or parking lots can be captured then transported to the base of the rock that stores volume of water and allows for infiltration.

Importance of pavers in storm management.

Pavers have played a significant role in the management of storm water through the provision of treatment infrastructure and conveyance that is both impermeable and durable. The development of a more sustainable design has shifted focus on the use of strategies that are geared to the conservation of on-site features that are integrated with hydrological controls.

pavers in storm management

One of the common elements to the overall construction is the use of pervious concrete that is put in place using a mix that sips through providing room for water to percolate through. Interlocking pavers allow water to pass through the openings which then provides both space and structural support for the grass or gravel. The vegetated roof also absorb and release water through delayed run-off and evaporation.

Rain water catchment systems – In the rainwater catchment scenario, the concrete cisterns capture water from rainfall and stores it for use in irrigation or toilet flushing. Other than the provision of a more naturalistic solution, stormwater management reduces the need to have a larger yet frequent storm waterfacility in place. Such strategies reduces run-off which in turn increases infiltration.

pavers stormwater management

With a properly designed pervious concrete system in place, you are certain of a reduced environmental impact that is associated with development. What’s more, pervious concrete system are both a unique and effective way of addressing important environmental issues, ensure sustainable growth and support green. Through the capturing of storm water and allowing it to infiltrate into the underlying soil, sedimentation might be a potential problem. The selection process involved in determining the right paver for your construction needs can be at times technical. However, it’s important to understand that permeable or porous pavers will work out to your advantage as opposed to concrete grid pavers.

Comments are closed.