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 (also known as culverts and pipes) are used in more urbanized areas and built-up environments to divert water to local watercourses. There are many types, and they are all used for different purposes in different environments.
How do they work, you ask?
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 come from vegetation.
Water that passes through small SuDS may flow into larger systems to control run-off from larger areas. To control water flow between different SuDS components, it is best to not use pipes.
What are the different types?
Developers can choose from a range of SuDS types. These may have different uses or locations, depending on whether a rainfall landing area is being built. The main differences in types of SuDS are at source, regional 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. They also help to reduce the likelihood of flooding in sewers when heavy rainfall occurs.
SuDS are also beneficial to the environment, as they can reduce water quality and help prevent water pollution. Additionally, they can control biodiversity and provide habitats for valuable species.
Natural drainage occurs when concrete is laid or a building constructed.
Natural infiltration is more difficult when the world is constructed of concrete. Years of hard surfacing and redirecting rainwater into pipes and sewers has had a negative impact on the environment as well as its ecosystems. 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
If the resin binding material is placed on a porous basis, it will be 100% compliant to SuDS regulations. There are small gaps between the resin bound aggregates. This is where water can penetrate 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.