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Flooding – A reality in the drought stricken Western Cape

Permeable paving, as an essential element of a Sustainable Urban Drainage System (SUDS), offers relief when it comes to surface drainage and flooding.

A key function of permeable paving is for the reduction of surface water run-off from a paved area.

By allowing rain water to penetrate between the hard surface of the permeable paving blocks, engineered sub structures assist with the replenishment of ground water. With our current water shortage in the Western Cape, this contribution to our water table is essential. Typically, in urban areas, water run-off is directed into streams and into the sea through various storm water channels. Permeable concrete block paving (PCBP), due to its designed moulded profile, allows for a far larger absorption of rainfall directly in to the ground.

PermeaLock paving before the storm

 

Flooding of non permeable paving on the left, during the storm, with PermeaLock on the right

 

C.E.L. Paving Products manufactures PCBP under the brand name PermeaLock. Our innovative design, with its interlocking functionality, allows for optimum use in the residential, commercial and civil engineering markets.

We are able to assist you with the planning of your permeable paving requirements.

For further information or assistance please contact Peter Visser on 073 484 8604.

For more information or a downloadable PDF, please click on the link below

http://celpaving.co.za/permealock/