The next time you enter your business, take a moment to look at the exterior. If the entrance and landscaping look outdated or ordinary, potential customers may just walk on by. To attract new business and provide a greater, aesthetic experience for your customers, consider the modern trend of placemaking.
Large-scale community-driven projects like parks present a myriad of difficulties. For one, open spaces in communities can often be difficult to transition into usable land. Also, parks seem to be notoriously bogged down by oversight and committees.
Porous pavement has been around for over a century, but it’s only been in recent years that the versatility of the product has really been embraced. Renowned for its applicability to pathways or trees surrounds, most people don’t realise that porous paving can be also used for steps or access ramps.
One of the most common places for accidents to happen is right in front of a business. Stairs and wheelchair access ramps become extremely hazardous when they’re wet, because water can make them slick. Porous pavement, though, reduces this hazard by letting the water drain away in moments.
There is no over-stating how much safer using porous paving instead of traditional concrete for stairs and access ramps is, in terms of eliminating serious hazards and it does have a second way that it helps avoid accidents: giving shoes and tires a surface they can actually maintain a grip on is essential for avoiding falls and tumbles.
Going downhill in the rain is a dicey proposition as it is, so why not use a material that can make it safer for those who have to do it?
If you have questions about StoneSet, or you’re wondering if it’s the right porous paving solution for your business’s commercial needs, all you have to do is contact us today for your free assessment and samples!
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Hospitals have a reputation for being cold and clinical. Sick people want to leave as soon as possible, and their relatives find visiting them a bore. It doesn’t have to be this way, however, and a great first step in making hospitals hospitable is using StoneSet on the campus grounds.
Home and Garden Centers, large and small, generally have spacious properties that cover a lot of lands to sell landscaping materials, which take much space to display properly in bulk. Larger corporate owned home and garden “big box” stores’ concrete floors detract from the shopping experience, especially when shopping in the outdoor gardening department.
When it comes to landscape architecture, designers are consistently tasked with creating a balance between the needs and wants of the public, as well as the limitations of the environment in which they are working.
Here at StoneSet we are used to completely transforming a public space or the way a property presents on the street. We have developed a variety of porous paving applications as porous paving is suitable for numerous applications Here were some of our best before and afters.
Porous paving is a technology from the 1800s that’s finally beginning to see some major use in Australia. This paving is essentially concrete, but without the fine sand and particulate matter that normally fills in the gaps to make it completely solid.