Cities with water permeable surfaces
Cities around the world are becoming more water-wise. Elastopave® is a system to make sure rainwater can percolate effectively and replenish aquifers.
Elastopave® exploits the principle of binding suitable mixes of crushed stone with polyurethane to yield a strong, water and air-permeable surface. Thanks to an intelligent mix of selected stone, the surface has many interconnected voids and therefore a high degree of porosity, so that on suitably absorbent ground, rainwater can percolate effectively and replenish aquifers. Elastopave® is easy to process and the stone mix can be varied to blend into the immediate surroundings and it also eliminates the wastewater charges associated with fully sealed surfaces, so that we can all benefit from its design, attractiveness, longevity and eco-friendliness.