Paving your driveway is not only a beautiful renovation. It can be good for the environment and your budget at the same time. With AquaPave, there is no hidden cost for laying and connecting drain pipes. Water simply soaks and filters through several layers of base course, which both purifies and alkalises it before replenishing the groundwater table. Aquapave's permeable cement is a long-wearing and great looking product, which sits on top of our proprietary blend of basecourses.
Cities are prone to flooding because both concrete and asphalt prevent rain from soaking into the groundwater table. By allowing water to soak into the ground naturally, our pavement eliminates the need to install drainage systems, relieving the increasing strain on stormwater drainage systems and saving you costly installation charges.
AquaPave is similar to concrete, but some tiny pockets of aggregate are replaced by pockets of air, which allows water to drain through it. AquaPave is hard and smooth, which allows you to drive, bike, or skateboard across it like conventional pavement.
Just like conventional concrete, AquaPave uses a cement binder. We don't use petroleum binders like asphalt, which contain cancer-causing polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. In a study by Baylor University and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), scientists discovered that people living near playgrounds, driveways, and parking lots coated with sealants containing coal tar - a potent carcinogen - could be more likely to develop cancer over the course of their lifetime.
AquaPave was established by a team of researchers, roadworks civil engineers, and tradesman. Our philosophy is that building cities should be sustainable, kind to the environment, and affordable for everyone.
Our permeable pavement is manufactured in New Zealand. As a part of our sustainable philosophy, we believe it is important to support local communities by purchasing local products and putting money back into the local economy.