Paving with green credentials
- 06 July 2008
- Product News
Readyflow provides a paving solution for larger areas, primarily commercial, where there is heavier traffic, be it vehicles or people. This paving allows surface water to pass through the voids in the block design into a sub grade or drainage system, where it can be effectively managed.
In recent years the number of areas such as roads, pavements and buildings, which are sealed by impermeable materials has increased. Rainfall, which would normally be absorbed and retained by the ground, is now often diverted off the sealed area, into the sewers and rivers. This results in the overload of sewers, river flooding and the risk of pollution into the water course.
Use of Readyflow with SUDS allows a specified amount of water to be retained and then discharged in a controlled manner leading to reduced rainfall into sewers, cleaner rivers and streams, less pollution, improved ground water levels and water and air to the plant and tree roots.
The design of the 80 mm block was created exclusively for CEMEX and is available in three colours Charcoal, Natural Grey and Burnt Ember (deep red).
The environmental credentials of this new block extend beyond their usage as it is made from CEMEX CEM 3 cement. The factory blended CEM 3 cement is supplied locally and comprises of 50% Portland cement (CEMI) and 50% ground granulated blast-furnace slag. This reduces its carbon footprint by up to 40%.