JAGAS is the only company in New Zealand to offer permeable paving that is both porous and suitable for vehicle loadings. JAGAS Hydropavers are of an advanced ceramic construction that combines high strength, high porosity and excellent water retention. They carry a Codemark certification for acceptability by Local Authorities.
So called “permeable” paving products, such as those made from standard dry-cast concrete, rely on the gaps between the pavers to allow water to pass – and rely entirely (but not always successfully) on the supporting layers to retain water. The gaps can clog, completely negating the permeability of the paving installation. No such problem with Hydropavers, making them very attractive to our high-profile customers.
Hydropavers have excellent Green properties, both in their behaviour in the environment (see below) and by being manufactured from recycled porcelain.
Hydropavers justly claim extensive benefits. Apart from their good looks, these include:
- Significantly reducing the impact of Council site coverage limitations
- Reducing the heat island effect in built up areas
- Providing retention space following heavy rain
- No sealing required
- Low maintenance
- Quick installation
Hydropavers have been used for patios, pathways and driveways, car parks and open spaces, pool surrounds, outdoor showers and even on deck jack systems. Customers, environmentalists and storm water engineers continue to add to this list as Hydropavers solve their problems.
Features & Benefits
Auckland averages 3.5mm rainfall/day and 60mm on a bad Day! These pavers have 0 run off!
See below quote from the Auckland Council Unitary Plan:
“The 95th percentile detention requirement and the 10 mm retention requirement can be provided in one single device; any storage volume provided to meet the 10 mm retention requirement can also be used to meet the 95th percentile detention requirement. Devices that can meet retention and detention requirements include raintanks (where the water is re‐used), permeable pavement, raingardens, gravel trenches and infiltration basins.”
Heat Island Effect
Hydropavers are noticeably better at reducing heat absorbed than traditional paving due to the ceramic material. They are also very comfortable to walk on without shoes! Hydropavers help combat the effects of global warming in our urban jungles!
See the image below showing a -10°C difference between the surrounding concrete and black Hydropaver.
Hydropavers do not need to be sealed and will not permanently clog with debris. All you need to do is give them a hose down/ scrub or light water blast and all silt, sand and dirt will be cleared. The colour is also baked into the ceramic paver and will not fade with time in harsh New Zealand conditions.
This product was picked up by Auckland Transport in Waiuku Town Centre for this very reason.
How Are Hydropavers Made?
- Compressive Strength = 35.7MPA
- Tensile Strength (breaking load) = 8.89kN
- Retention capability: 11mm
- Permeability = 3.8mm/min
- Slip Resistance (COF) = 0.65
- 200x100x55 (suitable for traffic).