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.
Since 2011, Sydneys growth rate has averaged 4.95% pa and currently boasts 5.1M residents. Despite being the capital city with the largest population, the growth rate has slowed this year to 2% due to ‘internal migration’ to other capitals.
PEBBLES STAY BOUND
The value of property in Australia has not only resulted in a shift to Strata living, but an increase in the quality of living these newly built strata units offer. Luxury apartments are framed by beautifully landscape gardens and common areas. StoneSet has 24 different natural colours of stone and 6 vibrant colours of recycled glass, StoneSet offers the freedom of creativity and a cool porous paving product for all your landscaping needs.
Traditional design has been stuck in a rut, relying on the same solid concrete slabs that collect water on their surface whenever it rains.
Accumulated moisture turns outdoor areas into health hazards for our loved ones, and liabilities for businesses. There is a newer, safer solution.
StoneSet’s permeable paving process is the answer. By using locally sourced and recycled materials, we can create an aesthetically pleasing, environmentally friendly, and most importantly human-friendly alternative to the concrete and asphalt of yesteryear.
Two key differences set us above and beyond in slip resistance. The porous nature of our material allows moisture to drain into the ground beneath, reducing pooling and the creation of slick patches. Second, by casting a layer of sand on the surface, we can provide an instant anti-slip finish.
Our wide range of materials in various sizes can be laid in beautiful combinations of shapes to create awe-inspiring outdoor displays while at the same time keeping those on it safer than traditional building materials.
The concrete benefits of StoneSet’s porous paving technology are clear. Peace of mind is much harder to measure, but no less important.
StoneSet is perfect for commercial and private applications. Whether it be for customers and clients, or friends and family, from young to old. You can rest assured that StoneSet’s solution is quicker to install, more environmentally friendly, longer lasting, more visually appealing, and safer. We can’t wait to work with you!
Please contact us today and let us know how we can help make those close to you even safer.
As a property owner, it can be an enjoyable experience to design the exterior landscape of your home; everything can be tailored to your wants and needs. It all comes down to the amount of space required for vehicles, the incorporation of shrubs and trees, or whether or not an in-ground swimming pool for those hot summer days is needed. Even though it is a big project, the end result of a beautiful and functional layout is well worth the time and effort. But when planning a design, it is often necessary to take certain legalities into consideration; namely the requirements of council ordinances.
Many communities are becoming aware of the need for higher levels of environmental/land protection. As the population increases and urbanisation covers the country with concrete and asphalt, excess water run-off is causing damage in 2 ways:
- Bursts of rain create an overwhelming rush into the stormwater systems.
- Run-off prevents the much-needed water from soaking into the ground for roots to absorb.
FINDING THE HAPPY MEDIUM
While the ratio between hard and soft surfaces will always depend on the desires of individual homeowners or council, there is a great degree of practicality in maintaining a balance between the two.
Grass and other greenery makes a great environment for pets, and also for nurturing skills such as gardening and botany. Unfortunately, it also requires regular maintenance in order to look attractive and healthy. Grass also suffers when trafficked by vehicles and regular pedestrian activity. For those who are looking for a low maintenance surface that is exceptionally durable, yet helps relieve the problem of runoff, many are turning to StoneSet.
Councils across Australia and New Zealand recognise the value of StoneSet, and are recommending it as a highly suitable choice for various applications. The strength of the combined resin and aggregate is strong enough to carry heavy vehicular traffic, yet the porous surface also allows water to seep through.
STONESET CAN BE USED FOR MANY THINGS
Whether you need a driveway, pool area, walking path, or tree surrounds, StoneSet is a superior alternative to gravel or concrete. The natural slip-resistance of StoneSet makes it an ideal choice for areas that may become wet, or areas of incline.
After the initial installation, this porous pavement requires very little attention, and a 10-year warranty guarantees a secure and fade-free surface for every client.
Contact StoneSet today, and see what they have to offer!
Builders and engineers constantly look for ways to improve the cities they work and live in. Safety is always an issue because residents slip and fall on public property. Traditional concrete breaks down and looks unpleasing to the eye. The population in general is also increasingly concerned about the environment and their carbon footprint, rightfully so.
The public realizes that it isn’t worthwhile to sit around all day, in front of a screen for hours. More and more, people want to get outside to green spaces with their families. StoneSet is great for parks and green spaces!
Senior Living Facilities, Retirement Homes, and Nursing Homes, typically surrounded by concrete, seek better paving solutions. Concrete cracks and crumbles and presents a major safety hazard for residents and visitors. Replacing old and dangerous concrete with StoneSet porous paving provides a safer and more sustainable environment with gorgeous aesthetically pleasing designs.
StoneSet leads the industry in porous paving solutions in Australia and New Zealand, where some of the most beautiful Golf Courses and Country Clubs provide valued recreation and relaxation to residents and tourists alike. Porous paving replaces your old crumbling and cracking concrete surfaces for a more sustainable and aesthetically pleasing porous paving solution.
There are many environmentally friendly benefits to using StoneSet instead of concrete: it’s better for the environment, it helps in regulating temperatures in hotter months and its porous nature allows for water to simply drain through for tree and plant health. What you may not know is that besides these environmentally sound benefits, there are many other perks to using StoneSet for your home.