With population on the rise and the increase in urbanisation the call for smart solutions to tackle the flooding issue is at an all-time hight, but what is SUDS and how can it help.

SUDS or Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems means that the water drains through like a sieve and flows naturally into the water table. It’s an Eco friendly option and SUDS compliance means you are helping reduce the risk of flooding, more so when used on projects that cover large areas.

The Environment Agency strongly encourage resin bound surfaces to help tackle the growing threat of flooding in many areas. This is why it’s especially ideal for parks, play areas, large drives, paths and playgrounds.

The Gravelcoat bound system is designed and manufactured to be permeable, this allows the system to be used in applications such as tree pits and permits the system to be used in accordance with the SUDS building regulations. For more information about SUDS go to the Environment Agency website and search on SUDS within their website.

If all development sites incorporated SUDS then urban sewer flooding would be less of a problem. It is designed to reduce the potential impact of new and existing developments with the slower discharge and drainage of surface water in flash floods. The term sustainable drainage system can also be used.