Developers are increasingly choosing to include within their schemes paved areas which replicate natural grass or gravel whilst maintaining the structural performance associated with more traditional forms of paving. This approach not only provides the opportunity for complimentary paving elements within a scheme but also enhances the potential to manage storm water at source as part of sustainable urban drainage (SUDS) initiatives.
Integra 500 has been designed specifically to meet the needs of developers who want to recreate the natural appearance of grass or gravel whilst addressing the trafficking and/or drainage requirements of SUDS. The high versatility of the Integra 500 module makes it ideal for applications where structural capabilities are important whilst it's superb lateral drainage characteristics and optimum cell size provides ideal conditions for grass growth or gravel retention.
The combination of the natural aesthetics associated with gravel and/or grass and the high porosity of SCS Integra 500 makes the product a natural contender for many Sustainable Urban Drainage (SUDS) schemes. The use of SCS Integra 500 together with traditional hardstandings allows storm-water management schemes presents the ability to manage storm-water at source.
Available throughout the UK and made from recycled high density polyethylene, SCS Integra is a modular unit which works in conjunction with adjacent units to form an exceptionally durable, permanently porous, high load bearing paving structure which, when correctly installed, presents either grass or aggregate in completed form - thereby constituting a highly aesthetic and permanently porous wearing surface.
SCS Integra 500 is highly suitable for providing paved areas where the recreation of the natural appearance of grass or gravel is important whilst addressing the trafficking requirements. Applications are extensive and typically include:
• access roads;
• emergency access lanes:
• car parks;
• pedestrian areas;
• on verges;
• vehicle hardstandings; and
Increasingly, however, SCS Integra 500 is being used alongside more traditional forms of paving for three main reasons.
• The high porosity of SCS Integra 500 and integral lateral drainage enables storm-water to be removed from paved areas as part of an overall storm-water management scheme and is equally suitable for both infiltration and attenuation projects.
• The finished presentation, whether in grass or gravel, enables designers to increase the overall aesthetics of their schemes by utilising naturally occurring materials.
• SCS Integra 500 is structurally extremely strong with a filled compressive strength of 2,400 KN / m2.