Why is Stoneset Porous?
We use just enough resin to ensure each particle is coated, which allows points of contact to fuse together whilst leaving voids through which water can flow offering differing rates of permeability.
In order to create a truly porous system, StoneSet should be used with a fully permeable base. This could mean laying StoneSet over a base of permeable base courses or no fines concrete. Another option is to use a gravel cell system such as Atlantis, which provides a sturdy base, backfilled with fines. A porous base combined with StoneSet means you can create a totally permeable system.
The Benefits of Porous Paving
Porous paving offers a solution, allowing water to quickly pervade the surface and return directly into the ground before it has a chance to pick up too many impurities. With the right system porous paving will also assist with the filtering and bio-retention of the impurities and pollutants, capturing them within the system before the release back into the water table.
We also have to remember that water is a very precious commodity and where possible we should be harvesting and making use of this resource. Permeable paving can be used in conjunction with water harvesting systems to ensure rainwater is being saved and used.
Pathway and Courtyards
StoneSet can be used to create beautiful, seamless pathways, ideal for pedestrian traffic. Our extensive range of natural aggregate means that you can select a colour scheme ideally suited to your project.
A StoneSet pathway is a practical choice, providing a hardwearing and fully permeable paved surface. With water able to pervade the surface at rates of up to 3000 mm/min you immediately reduce the risk of surface puddling.
StoneSet porous systems are guaranteed for five years and you're guarded against UV degradation, loose gravel and poor workmanship. A StoneSet pathway will give you a practical, hardwearing surface with endless design possibilities.
Driveways and Carparks
StoneSet is suitable for vehicular traffic, including heavy loads such as trucks and buses in some cases. A system and recipe can be designed specifically to your expected traffic needs, creating a strong surface that retains its flexibility and porosity, whether it be laid over porous concrete or gravel cells and permeable basecourses. We have a system to suit your needs. Check out our latest product range below.