Excessive concrete surfaces in residential neighbourhoods are creating concrete jungles even in suburban and rural areas. Concrete covers streets, sidewalks, driveways, porches, patios, pathways, trails, swimming pool surrounds, parking lots and parks, leading to community-wide problems such as whole areas and surfaces becoming too hot to enjoy; water run-off and flood-prone areas; and deteriorating and damaged concrete that is not only hazardous but also expensive to maintain.
Community planners and homeowners' associations in these neighbourhoods are increasingly looking to replace concrete in the common areas for environmental and aesthetic reasons. Porous paving products from StoneSet Permeable Paving offer an efficient solution for community landscaping applications, meeting both environmental and aesthetic objectives better than concrete.
StoneSet's porous paving products are made using locally-sourced natural stone and recycled glass materials, providing a green alternative to conventional concrete products.
StoneSet's scientifically-engineered polyurethane resin binds natural stone to create a hardened surface; however, the voids between stones allow rain and irrigation water to drain through into the soil, preventing erosion, conserving water, and nourishing lawns and gardens throughout the community.
StoneSet's porous paving is slip-resistant and prevents puddles from getting formed. Designed to last for 25 years with minimal maintenance and better wear properties than concrete, StoneSet permeable paving comes in a choice of 24 colours for natural stone and 6 bright colours in recycled glass, presenting immense design possibilities.
Community planners are encouraging the use of natural stone in residential landscaping designs for common areas such as swimming pool surrounds and neighbourhood parks.