Is Resin Bound SUDS Compliant?
What are Permeable Systems?
Various Resin Bound systems are designed and manufactured to allow them to be permeable. This allows the system to be used in applications such as tree pits and permits the system to be used in accordance with the SUDS building regulations.
Resin bound gravel will allow water to drain through, as the gravel or aggregate bound in resin is porous. That means the surface is SUDS compliant (Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems). The water drains through like a sieve and flows naturally into the water table. It's an Eco friendly option and SUDS compliance means you are helping reduce the risk of flooding, more so when used on projects that cover large areas.
The Environment Agency strongly encourage resin bound surfaces to help tackle the growing threat of flooding in many areas. This is why it's especially ideal for parks, large drives, paths and playgrounds.
For more information about SUDS go to the Environment Agency website and search: SUDS within their website.
If all development sites incorporated SUDS then urban sewer flooding would be less of a problem. It is designed to reduce the potential impact of new and existing developments with the slower discharge and drainage of surface water in flash floods. The term sustainable drainage system is also used.