Terracrete, manufactured locally and internationally by Terraforce licensees, is a versatile eco-surface hard lawn block that is widely accepted and was introduced to the South African market by Terraforce in 2002.
The units can be laid in different patterns and may be used with or without ground anchors for the lining of riverbanks and other areas subjects to soil erosion. The paving of grassed roads and parking areas, as well as the stabilising of steep embankments such as bridge abutments, can be undertaken with these versatile blocks.
Holger Rust, Managing Director, Terraforce, says landscape contractors are finally recognising the many benefits of installing permeable interlocking concrete pavers. “From an aesthetic point of view, they are very versatile,” explains Rust.
“A grass driveway, a rustic gravel driveway, or an attractive pattern of pavers can add the finishing touch to a residence or development that is looking to stand out. Permeable grass pavers can add a park-like or pastoral feel to many areas that normally require hard paving.”
“It is an environmentally friendly alternative to impermeable urban surfaces, as the Terraforce block allows for unrestricted water penetration and can help manage storm water run-off by temporarily storing rainwater runoff before filtering it back – cleaned of impurities – into the soil. Rainwater that would normally run off into rivers and streams is returned directly into the ground.”