Achieving Sustainable Urban Drainage At Home

Flooding has been hitting the headlines increasingly of late, with huge amounts of rain causing all sorts of problems across much of the country over the last few weeks and months… and with climate change bringing with it more extreme weather events like intense heavy rainfall, you can expect flooding to become more commonplace as time goes on.

This means that now is the perfect time to take a look around your property to see if there are any changes you could make to build resilience and ensure that your home is able to withstand the deluge, while being more eco-friendly and helping to support the natural environment at the same time.

Investigating your options where sustainable urban drainage is concerned is a great way of making sure that the exterior parts of your home won’t flood, while preventing surface water runoff to reduce pollution and stopping sewer systems from becoming overwhelmed.

There are lots of different options you can consider if you do want to introduce these systems at home, whether you decide to go for purpose-built ponds and garden wetlands, detention bases, permeable surfaces, green roofs, infiltration trenches or something else entirely.

If it’s hard landscaping you’re considering at the moment, something like concrete block permeable paving would help you achieve your sustainable drainage goals. 

This works by allowing water to flow through joint filling material in the gaps between the blocks so that it can soak into an underlying permeable sub-base to be released gradually and help prevent flooding.

Doing this means you’ll be able to have somewhere to park your cars, without having to worry that the hard surface will increase runoff and cause problems elsewhere. If you’d like to find out more, get in touch with the LW Landscapes team today to discuss the paving options for your Wirral home.