Why is a resin driveway SuDS compliant?
SuDS or Sustainable Drainage Systems is used to manage surface water flows. SuDS can also be used to manage water flow to watercourses.
Because of the lack of natural infiltration, SuDS are more commonly used in urban areas. There are many surfaces that are sealed with buildings and block paving. Contrary to the more natural, rural environment where rainfall infiltrates through permeable surfaces.
Sustainable Drainage Systems include pipes and culverts. These systems divert water buildup on the surface into local watercourses. There are many types and uses for SuDS.
How do they work?
Sustainable Drainage Systems allow for water storage in natural contours. These areas allow water to absorb into the ground as well as evaporate from the surface. SuDS can also occur from vegetation.
Water that passes through small SuDS may flow into larger systems to control run-off from larger areas. It is better to not use pipes to control the flow of water between different SuDS elements.
What are the different types?
Developers have a wide range of SuDS options. Each type has a different use and location depending on where it is being developed. There are three major distinctions in the types of SuDS: at source, regional control, and site control.
Site controlled SuDS comprises permeable paving that uses larger scale systems in combination with smaller-scale products.
Why are they so important?
SuDS are crucial as they reduce flooding by slowing the flow of surface water runoff. You can also reduce flooding in the sewers from heavy rain.
SuDS are beneficial for the environment because they can regulate water quality, such as water pollution. Additionally, they can control biodiversity and provide habitats for valuable species.
Natural drainage is an essential part of any building construction or concrete laying.
Natural infiltration is more difficult when the world is constructed of concrete. The environment and its ecosystems have suffered from years of hard surfacing, which redirects rainfall into pipes and sewers. This has lead to downstream flooding, and poor river water quality. This has a devastating affect on not only our homes and farmland but also wildlife.
The SuDS concept, which allows water to penetrate the ground to alleviate the drain network’s burden, helps maintain natural ecosystems that depend on thousands of underground streams. These streams feed into many of the lakes and rivers throughout the country.
SuDS and Resin Drives
All resin-bound materials comply with the SuDS regulations 100% if installed on a porous substrate. There are small gaps between the resin bound aggregates. This is the area where water can infiltrate to the ground below.
A resin-bound surface, such as a driveway or path, can hold up to 850 litres per square meter per minute.
We install resin bound driveways that are durable, permeable, and compliant with government regulations.