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Interlocking, concrete paver, which encourages water infiltration, prevents rain water runoff.
I love the idea, whilst not entirely new, it does move forward the OLD concept of control water with run off only. I am however concerned at promoting this technology in a boat yard (et al) where the capture of old paint scrapings etc. etc. is paramount to the safety of the water way in which they stand adjacent. I am not convinced that the water permeation is a good thing when the water will contain heavy metals etc.
I would value your comments back on this aspect please?
When the boat lifter pad was designed, the idea was that SHOULD there be any large spills – they could be easily cleaned.
Small amounts of pollutants will be digested by bacteria, naturally present in the soil. Big spills, should they occur, are immediately cleaned up by lifting the blocks and sand layer and replacing with fresh sand and blocks. With with bitumen, ALL runoff goes into the waterways – Terracrete helps to limit the amount.
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