Managing stormwater sustainably in urban spaces with Wavin’s new AquaGrid 40

Wavin has launched its innovative new pervious paving system, AquaGrid 40 manufactured from 100% recycled plastic.

The product offers a SuDS (Sustainable Drainage System) solution for source control of stormwater management for fire engine access, car parks, landscaped areas and driveways.

An extension to Wavin’s Stormwater Range, AquaGrid 40 is a 330mm x 330mm square paving unit that interlinks with integrated locking lugs. These sections can be filled with grass or gravel to provide up to 90% permeable surface area.

Lightweight and easy to install, AquaGrid 40 is also ultra-reliable, with impressive strength, loading and durability credentials and is a real alternative to hard impermeable surfacing e.g tarmac and concrete. Also, Aquagrid provides support to make loose gravel surfaces trafficable for wheelchair access, bicycles, prams and ease of walking for pedestrians.

John McPeake, Technical Sales Manager at Wavin said, “We are all aware of the increasing number heavy rainfall events due to climate change and the greater occurrence of flash flooding due to the over loading of the aging drainage networks. Permeable surface solutions like Aquagrid 40 prevent the surface run-off and reduce the risk of flooding. A key pillar for a Suds system is source control i.e capture the rainfall at source, again Aquagrid ticks this box.”

The Call for action on Climate Change is Now, Aquagrid 40 offers Architects, Engineers and developers a real solution to many locations such as driveways where permeable surfaces are typically the default option. Aquagrid 40 is suitable for retrofitting many existing permeable surfaces.