A windproof or permeable pavement system combines a series of plastic grids with fill materials like gravel, limestone, or sod to make a strong parking surface that lets water soak into the ground naturally.
A concrete or asphalt surface can be replaced with it, which costs a lot to put down, is easy to damage, and needs complicated drainage systems to keep rainwater and floodwater under control.
The wind proof paving system is becoming more and more popular in cities with old wastewater systems, and it is often used where permanent or temporary parking or roads are needed. It can also be used as a permanent parking spot, a parking spot on a lawn, a driveway, or to stop erosion.
What Is a “Windproof Paving System”?
To solve the problem of surface lift caused by wind, the windproof system is designed in a way that is safe and cost-effective to solve the problem of surface lift. In addition, the system ensures that the finished floor and the supports are together well.
By using “T” and “L”-shaped clips to hold the supports and plates together, the floor becomes one piece. So, the pedestal system and the paver are attached to make them less likely to move in the wind.
Here are some of the good things about the Wind Proof Paving System:
- Easy To Set Up
Wind-resistant pavement doesn’t need expensive special tools as asphalt or concrete do. First, the ground must be cleared of plants and levelled for a permanent installation. Then, a layer of rocks is put down as a base, just like asphalt or concrete. The grids are then placed and cut to fit around any objects.
Once it’s filled, windproof pavement is just as strong as concrete or asphalt. Floating surfaces with joints make them flexible, allowing them to move as soil changes below them.
The Windproof pavement grids are made from recycled materials that are good for the environment. This cuts down on waste and the energy needed to get new materials. When their time is up, they are easy to recycle, which lowers their carbon footprint even more.
- Low Price
Putting down asphalt and concrete can be expensive and take a lot of work. It is much less labour-intensive and costly to install permeable pavement. Fill materials can be found locally, which cuts down on transportation costs. Paving grids are made of lightweight plastic, which keeps shipping costs low.
- Quick Solution
Businesses sometimes need temporary extra parking, such as during the holidays or big sporting events. After that, the space might have to be used for something else. For short-term parking, permeable pavement can be the best option.
- Make Short-Term Roads
Heavy equipment at construction sites or oil fields can damage the soil by packing it down or making ruts that are hard to get through, especially after it rains. With wind-resistant pavement, you can build temporary roads that protect the soil while building or drilling.
- Perfect Drainage
Any water that builds up on a wind proof paving system can drain through the surface and into the ground. This keeps the area from flooding and lets the water in the aquifers naturally refill.
- Stops Erosion
Windproof pavement can be used to keep soil in place and stop erosion in places with loose soil, like the dry southwest or on hills or slopes. For a more natural look, fill the paving grids with gravel or, for a more rustic look, soil and grass seed over the area that needs protection.