GRASSCRETE FOR STORM WATER MANAGEMENT
There are many tough testing grounds for grass paving especially for storm water management in flood risk areas. Drainage and reinforcement qualities are critical to sustainable solutions
Grass Concrete Ltd, the Wakefield based firm has over 40 years of grass reinforcement installations worldwide. The company’s Grasscrete product has become the generic reference for permeable grass paving for flood alleviation areas and storm water management. Here they highlight just why the company’s fit for purpose policy is critical to a sustainable grass reinforcement system.
Grasscrete is a cast on-site concrete system, strong ground reinforcement qualities of concrete are essential where regular or heavy traffic is expected. Grass coverage in deep soil pockets gets quickly established providing green landscaped environments in all sorts of urban landscaping with the added advantage of a system that can manage regular vehicle traffic for overspill parking or emergency vehicle access
Plastic grass reinforcement systems and blocks rely on the grass coverage for overall stability and are therefore more vulnerable to movement under traffic.
During heavy rainfall Grasscrete’s deep soil pockets provide both water attenuation and natural drainage qualities. Widespread use of Grasscrete in flood risk areas worldwide highlights the proven drainage qualities. In the UK many town centre flood risk areas and river walkways have taken to Grasscrete as a first choice solution for increased urban green space
For commercial and housing developments in vulnerable flood risk areas Grasscrete is widely utilised for both its strong structural qualities up to 40-tonne traffic weight and natural SUDS qualities including water attenuation at a rate of 8m/second. Attenuation ponds incorporate Grasscrete help both with vehicle access on site and retain storm water, reducing the peak demand on main sewer infrastructure while gaining a landscaped amenity
Talk to the experts of 40 years to find out more.