Permeability: The Benefits

Permeability is the buzzword of the moment. So what does permeability mean and what are the benefits of using a permeable jointing compound?

The rise in building developments has seen open ground across the UK vastly reduce and as a result rainwater that would have naturally drained away through the earth no longer has anywhere to go increasing the pressure on our sewerage network with flooding the result.

With this concern in mind, permeable jointing has become increasingly popular over recent years and is a trend that will not disappear anytime soon.

So what is permeable jointing? Put simply, if something is permeable it allows liquid to go through it. This idea is, if rainwater can move through the jointing compound it will drain away naturally rather than sit on top of the stone, or worse, stay within the joint, freeze, expand and then break out.

PaveJoint plus from urban regeneration specialists UltraScape, is a jointing compound developed for flexible landscaping projects that require free draining joints.

PaveJoint plus can be applied in all weathers meaning projects can be completed all year round and because PaveJoint plus is a permeable jointing compound, water can drain freely rather than remaining within the joint, freezing and then breaking out – eliminating a common cause of costly repeat visits to site.

Suitable for use with most paving types of permeable paving stones and applied in four easy steps, PaveJoint plus can be walked or driven over after just 24 hours causing minimal disruption to motorists and pedestrians and allows contractors to move on to their next project quickly.

Available in 2 colours – Natural and Grey – PaveJoint plus provides a stylish and durable finish for all flexible landscaping projects.

The cost and time saving benefits of using a permeable jointing compound are clear to see. For further information on PaveJoint plus and the other materials in UltraScape’s Mortar Paving System contact their team of experts by emailing ultrascape@instarmac.co.uk.

UltraScape is an approved CPD provider to RIBA and RIAI. To find out more about their CPD ‘Paving the Way: The Benefits of BS 7533‘, or to book your seminar, please email cpd@instarmac.co.uk.

Chris Murphy

“As Technical Director it is crucial that my team and I are innovative and constantly thinking ahead. This is particularly true when we consider which raw materials we put into our products. The market is changing and the request for products with “green credentials” is gradually increasing. With that in mind, we are always looking to include “green” materials in all our development projects”.

Technical Director

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