An alternative to impermeable urban surfaces

by Madelein
An alternative to impermeable urban surfaces

In 2002, Terraforce introduced the versatile eco-surface hard lawn block called Terracrete to the South African market. The units, which are manufactured locally and internationally by Terraforce licensees, can be laid in different patterns and may be used with or without ground anchors for the lining of riverbanks and other areas subject to soil erosion. The paving of grassed roads and parking areas, as well as the stabilising of steep embankments such as bridge abutments can be undertaken with these versatile blocks.

Landscape contractors are increasingly specifying permeable interlocking concrete paver installations, thanks to their numerous benefits. Holger Rust, Managing Director, Terraforce, says that Terracrete is very versatile from an aesthetic point of view.

“A grass driveway, a rustic gravel driveway, or an attractive pattern of pavers can add the finishing touch to a residence or development that is looking to stand out. Permeable grass pavers can add a park-like or pastoral feel to many areas that normally require hard paving,” says Holger.

“It is an alternative to impermeable urban surfaces, as the block allows for unrestricted water penetration and can help manage storm water run-off by temporarily storing rainwater runoff before filtering it back – cleaned of impurities – into the soil. Rainwater that would normally run off into rivers and streams is returned directly into the ground,” concludes Holger.

Please contact Terraforce on Tel: +27 (21) 4651907, info@terraforce.com or visit www.terraforce.com for more information.

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