Kelvin Grove State School in QLD had a large area of outdoor paving around the school which had suffered from many years of wear and patch repairs.
PERMEABLE PAVING FOR SCHOOLS
The asphalt had slowly declined in appearance over the years and required a resurfacing to lift the external feel of the school.
Conscious of permeable paving cost per square meter with over 2500sqm to complete, StoneSet offered an ideal quick fix as despite the unattractive appearance of the existing surface, it still made an ideal base to install our 16mm of resin bound stone directly on top.
SOLVING DRAINAGE ISSUES
A portion of the main courtyard also suffered from some pooling in heavy downpours, which in turn was causing some headaches within the school buildings, let alone the slip hazards to students running around after the rain.
To overcome this issue StoneSet offered a specification which involved cutting a drainage channel in the affected area to direct the water to nearby stormwater pits. How does this work;
The channel was then hidden by seamlessly overlaying with the top layer of StoneSet, making a quick, easy and cost effective solution.
Environmentally the overlay process was very efficient as less than 0.5m3 of waste was taken to landfill.
See more School Paving Projects
Resin bound stone is not one of the first things that comes to mind when looking for School ideas and particularly when paving over existing hard surfaces. You can read more detail on Schools we’ve done and see photos of these projects here.
If you would like more information on this particular pavement project, please contact us on 1300 392 155 and quote the job reference number 92, we would be more than happy to discuss similarities in your porous School project and provide any more information as required.