The government has already recognised how effective these systems can be in the battle against flooding in the Flood and Water Management Act of 2010. The wide-ranging document required the inclusion of sustainable drainage of surface water in construction projects at risk of flooding. Additionally, it removed the automatic right to connect to public sewers and instead gave powers to local authorities to approve new drainage systems, such as SuDS and their connection to public sewers.
At Keyline Civils Specialist we offer a wide range of SuDS schemes, including some manufactured from geosynthetic material. Whilst geosynthetic solutions have been around since the 1970’s, in recent years, they have become more technologically advanced. To this end, it’s important that those specifying these systems understand what’s now available on the market.
Currently, geosynthetic solutions can be used to control erosion on cut slopes, as well as to provide roadside drainage. When it comes to selection suppliers offer a broad range of solutions. From technology which comprises of two grades of thick plastic grass reinforcement mesh and is suitable for use on overflow grass car parks, to heavy-duty, recycled plastic solutions that ensures even higher levels of reinforcement.
Alternatively, we are able to supply geosynthetic solutions which offer users a thermally bonded, nonwoven geotextile membrane that works as a filter, optimising the cleansing of water entering a permeable paving attenuation system. The innovative geotextile is manufactured with microbial biomass, which eats and degrades oil in the water it soaks up. In turn, when it rains again the microbial biomass is quickly re-established. This can provide a significant improvement when compared to previous flood defence systems, which would become more damaged year-on-year, affecting their viability.
With a network of branches around the UK and an experienced team in place, we can help fulfil the requirements of a SuDS scheme – no matter its scale or size. For more information, please visit: https://www.keyline.co.uk