Permaflow launched at UK Construction Week. A new range of permeable concretes, Permaflow was launched this week by CEMEX UK at the UK Civils Show in Birmingham.
With paved surfaces all around us, the new Permaflow range addresses the building and construction industry need for a permeable concrete product that minimises water run-off and can be used in large areas of surfacing. Surface water management, including the laying of Permaflow, can help prevent possible flash flooding and pollution of the water table, rivers etc.
Research has indicated that extreme summer rainfall may become more frequent in the UK highlighting a continued growing need for Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS) to be an integral part of any infastructure development. Permaflow has been designed to have a network of interconnecting voids which allow water to free-flow through the product to the level of the water table.
“SUDS technology is not new in the UK and is becoming an increasingly important part of planning policy. Our new product, Permaflow can play a significant role in drainage engineering, ensuring that natural ecosystems in areas are maintained. Permaflow complements our existing range of permeable paving products ReadyflowTM, ReadyPave® and VIAFLOW” comments Steve Crompton, Technical Director, CEMEX UK.
Permaflow is available in a range of compressive strength and levels of permeability for use in surface and lower layer applications. Strength and permeability, the essential characteristics of Permaflow, are tailored for each situation.