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SUDS Surfacing

SUDS bond® Permeable Paving Solution

SUDS bond® is a water permeable surfacing system using a blend of naturally decorative aggregates and recycled granules from used tyres. Our SUDS-bond  solution is suitable for pedestrian, bicycle and equestrian traffic on pathways and rural trails. SUDS-bond meets the accessibility requirement for wheelchair users, prams and buggies.

Why should you use a SUDS solution?

SUDs bond poses a solution to a problem that is increasingly affecting urban areas, due to lack of drainage and non-permeable paving that blocks, more flooding and surface water build up is occurring. SUDS permeable paving reduces water run-off and doesn’t involve a lengthy or drawn-out planning or approval process – just delivers simple, effective drainage that reduces the risk of flooding and is ideal for any number of applications.

What is special about SUDS Bond?

SUDS-Bond Surfacing is composed of black rubber granules, coloured aggregate and a polyurethane binder to create a surface that has excellent grip and enduring toughness. When installed with the right groundworks and a suitable base, is an entirely permeable paving solution that meets the requirements for SUDS (Sustainable Urban Drainage Solutions), hence the name.

The installation and application of SUDS Surfacing

Installation of our SUDS Bond surfacing is carried out by skilled installers, the product is hand laid and materials are mixed on-site. The installation is usually carried out in one continuous visit, with access to within 30 linear metres of the site for a 7.5 or 18 tonne lorry. Once installed the area needs to be protected until fully cured.

Curing periods vary according to climatic conditions but typically can be between 6 and 24 hours. Full strength of the surface will not be realised for 3 days after installation so for heavily used areas it is advisable to restrict the use during the first 3 days. Avoid installation during periods of rain, in standing puddles of water or at temperatures below 10°c.

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Why Use SUDS bond®?

POROUS PAVING SOLUTION
Permeable paving is an excellent way to enhance sustainable urban drainage systems (SUDS). The use of permeable or porous paving helps to attenuate rain falling on small roads, pavements, car parks and driveways. This kind of control measure makes for sustainable urban drainage systems (SUDS) that deal with run-off at, or close to, the surface where rainfall lands. If you are looking for a SUDs solution we can help!
PRECIPITATION

Why is SUDS Surfacing good for precipitation?

Precipitation flows easily through the surfacing through gaps designed to be present in SUDS-bond paving, trapping pollutants on the way. Many pollutants are broken down by natural processes which is better on the environment.

ELIMINATING SURFACE WATER

How can I eliminate surface water?

The use of permeable paving ( SUDS Bond Surfacing ) prevents water puddling / surface water seen on many impermeable surfaces. This also reduces the risk ice on car parks, roads, paths and driveways. There is the potential to store large amounts of water temporarily within and under the surface. This considerably reduces the chances of flooding.

STABLE POROUS PAVING

Once installed and fully cured the SUDS surface is considered inert and non-toxic. The surfacing uses large quantities of recycled tyres, one of the most intractable wastes known to man and therefore has excellent environmental credentials. Perfect for all your SUDs solution needs.

BLACK RUBBER GRANULES

The black rubber granules and decorative aggregates are bound together with a specially formulated moisture curing polyurethane binder, to produce a firm surface with good grip and resilience. When constructed on a suitable base the surface is fully porous and meets the requirements for SUDS (Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems).

The surface has been independently tested for slip resistance and porosity.

Certified to BS EN 14877

All our SUDS Bond is compliant with BS EN 14877 for water infiltration rate which exceeded the minimum requirements of 150mm/h.

Stability and Ecology

Once installed and fully cured the SUDS surface is considered inert and non-toxic.
The surfacing uses large quantities of recycled tyres, one of the most intractable wastes known to man and therefore
has excellent environmental credentials.

Sub-base Specification:

Concrete or Tarmac (mm)

Well compacted Stone (mm)

Other firm base (mm)

SUDS Bond is available in three blends:

RED SUDS = Drainage at 16,304mm per hour

YELLOW SUDS = Drainage at 17,497mm per hour

SILVER SUDS = Drainage at 17,341mm per hour

From left to right respectively: Red, Yellow and Silver SUDs surfacing.

SUDS bond is a CONIPAVE RA product, supplied and laid by Abacus Playgrounds Ltd.