THE VALUE OF PERMEABILITY
Every year new houses and their related infrastructures, such as parkings, are built on large areas of land: because of this the drainage surface of the soil is heavily reduced with serious consequences on hydrogeological balance.
Geoplast green and gravel parkings are the ideal solution to combine urban development and environment respect.
More on water infiltration and environmental danger
In a non-urbanized territory, about half of rainwater infiltrates into the ground contributing to the recharge of aquifers, one of the main sources for water supply. The progressive urbanization is leading to increasing soil sealing, which produces a seriously reduced water infiltration into the ground and an increase in surface runoff. According to the latest European Commission report, every day 250 hectares of land are cemented in Europe; at this rate, in less than a century an area corresponding to the territory of Hungary will be rainproofed. The alteration of natural water balance involves the depletion of groundwater resources as well as very serious problems in the supervision of water flowing along impermeable surfaces, especially during emergency situations. The increase in the frequency and intensity of flood events is an evident proof of this danger. We should urgently begin to apply construction solutions able to restore as much as possible the natural hydrogeological balance of the land. Geogravel and Runfloor allow the creation of gravel and grass surfaces which help water infiltration into the soil, limiting, at the same time, the runoff.
COMPARISON WITH OTHER TRADITIONAL SYSTEMS AND GRIDS
BETTER THAN SELF-LOCKING SYSTEMS
- BIGGER PERMEABLE SURFACE
- DOES NOT HINDER THE GROWTH OF GRASS (CONCRETE GETS TOO HOT)
- EASIER AND MORE ECONOMIC TO LAY
BETTER THAN TRADITIONAL GRIDS
- STRONG MATERIAL
- THICK RIBS
- LOAD RESISTANCE
- SLIDING FRICTION RESISTANCE (TYPICAL OF VEHICLES IN MOTION)
- GUARANTEED DURABILITY
- SAVINGS IN LATER MAINTENANCE
- SAVINGS IN INSTALLATION THANKS TO THE LOCKING SYSTEM