The JAGAS Hydropaver system is a truly permeable paver that will retain water as well as pass it through. These pavers are made from recycled porcelain tiles that have been crushed up and baked into a tile leaving microscopic capillaries that allow water to travel through the actual tile. This is unlike other ‘permeable’ paving systems who traditionally let water flow between the tiles.
JAGAS Hydropavers will hold the first 11mm of rainfall inside the void spaces in the paver (20% of volume). After the rain stops, this water will transpire back into the atmosphere. If that’s not enough retention capability, the specially designed base also acts as a retention space that can be customised to the specific project.
Once the paver is saturated, water will pass through at 3mm/min into the base design (Auckland averages 3.5mm rainfall/day). These pavers have 0 run off!
Reduce Site Coverage
According to the Auckland Unitary plan, a maximum of 60% of your site coverage can be impermeable (site type dependent). This includes roofs, paved or impervious compacted areas such as patios, driveways and parking areas. Jagas Hydropaver system is Codemark Certified and therefore must be accepted as a truly permeable surface by the council. It also meets the 10mm retention requirement meaning that your permeable surface and retention device can be an all in one solution.
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
With the increase in global warming, the heat island effect demands ever-increasing attention. Have you ever sat under an umbrella in a café and felt like you are in a sauna with the heat radiating off the concrete paving all around you? How about tried walking on pavers/concrete surfaces in bare feet?
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!
Great Slip Resistance
Due to the fact the Hydropavers pass water through faster than it rains here in NZ, there is no surface puddling in heavy rain. Results from Opus tests also indicate a coefficient of friction of 0.65 when wet. This means you can have peace of mind knowing that risk has been reduced of slippage in wet conditions.
Hydropavers do not need to be sealed and will not clog with debris over time! All you need to do is give them a hose down 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 our harsh conditions.
Colours: White, Grey, Black (others can be specially ordered on request)
Sizes: 600x300x55, 300x300x55, 200x100x55 (suitable for traffic).
- Compressive Strength = 35.7MPA
- Tensile Strength (breaking load) = 8.89kN
- Retention capability: 11mm
- Permeability = 3.8mm/min
- Slip Resistance (COF) = 0.65