Use fully permeable paving to give trees more water with out the maintenance (and risks) of loose gravel on a public footpath.
StoneSet use a large stone to achieve an industry leading flow-rate of 103 L/sqm/min. Our high quality resin optimises strength to withstand heavy foot traffic and flexibility to reduce the chance of cracking.
We optimise porosity with strength by using a 6mm stone. This stone size leaves voids large enough to afford a porosity rate of 103 Litres/sqm/min – essentially as porous as grass.
Councils New Zealand wide have specified StoneSet, entrusting care for their trees in the most iconic of public spaces!
KEY ADVANTAGES FOR COUNCIL
StoneSet provides an ideal solution for high foot traffic areas and walkways. As a solution for Tree Surrounds – StoneSet has all the benefits of other options, without their inherent shortcomings;
AVOIDS ISSUES WITH METAL GRATES
AVOIDS ISSUES WITH LOOSE FILL
Loose Stone and Mulch style tree surrounds are quite common as they are the most affordable option for tree surrounds.
AVOIDS ISSUES WITH RUBBER
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Accordingly Councils in every state across Australia have used StoneSet tree surrounds for public areas.
For new Permeable tree surrounds, we require a porous base layer of compacted crushed rock. Typically this applied around the tree before StoneSet permeable paving is applied 30mm deep over the top. Using a drainage cell like Link Edge or Geo Hex will ensure the base does not compact causing a drop in levels and maintains maximum flow rates.
For established trees StoneSet permeable paving can simply overlay at a depth of 30mm, provided the existing base is compacted.