The increasing urbanisation of the countryside and changes in rainfall patterns has led to much higher volumes of surface water entering sewerage systems and water courses.

This, in turn, has resulted in higher instances of flooding in city centres, greater expenditure on new sewerage systems and insurance companies increasing premiums on properties built in vulnerable areas. One of the many solutions currently being promoted to help alleviate these problems is permeable paving.

Permeable paving is a range of sustainable materials and techniques for permeable pavements with a base and Sub base that allows the movement of storm water through the surface. In addition to reducing runoff, this effectively traps suspended solids whilst filtering pollutants from the water.

Hardscape can offer a unique system of Drainjoint which can be used across all types of natural and man-made hard landscape paving materials together with specific conventional pavers in both concrete and clay. Also on offer are Kellen H2O and Kellen Green Paving solutions.