Main advantages

High Permeability

DPS is specially designed to evacuate water flows that are hundreds of times higher than those collected during episodes of torrential rain, since filtration occurs through the mass of the concrete pavement, and through the joints between the pieces responding simultaneously to the vertical flow of rain and the horizontal flow of runoff.

High capacity for water collection, accumulation and infiltration

The void volume provided by the Hidrocell polymer cell network gives DPS a water retention capacity under its surface of 50 l/m2, which can be multiplied by the superposition of additional cells.

Anti- siltation design

Due to their two-layer design, ecoDraining concrete slabs have an anti-siltation function, with their upper layer acting as a sieve to prevent the lower layer from saturating. The geotextile performs similarly with respect to the siltation that could occur through the joints.

Anti-Pollution Tool

ecoDraining also has the capacity to eliminate atmospheric pollutants such as nitrogen oxides (NOx) volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and particulate matter (PM), being class 3 according to UNE 127197-1 2013, certified by APPLUS. Therefore, the system purifies and filters the water that infiltrates to the soil.

Clipping connection

The perfect fit between all its elements, both vertically and horizontally, makes DPS work as a single entity, with a cohesion and mechanical characteristics far superior to those of each part separately.

Virtues of the DPS system

Security

DPS guarantees a high level of safety for pedestrians by creating continuous paved spaces without architectural discontinuities -such as drains, grids or slopes- and by keeping them permanently dry. Moreover, the pavement offers special anti-slip features.

Investment, not expense

The use of DPS is an investment as it is highly reusable. Thus, if new networks or ducts need to be laid under the pavement, the DPS system can be dismantled and re-assembled to allow the introduction of new infrastructures.

Fast and sustainable installation

DPS design makes installation quick and easy, without the need for any civil work or the use of mortar. The reduction of materials, energy and waste makes DPS more sustainable than any other type of paving.

Reduction of the heat island effect

The use of DPS favours the oxygenation of the soil and the reduction of the air temperature, providing a sensation of freshness similar to that of areas with vegetation.

High architectural performance

In addition to the functionality of DPS, there is a wide range of architectural and aesthetic possibilities, with various formats and finishes that allow both pedestrian and mixed pedestrian/occasional traffic uses.

High resistenca to icing

As it is a highly permeable material that does not retain water, it has no contraindications with respect to the effects of ice.

Sustainable System

Both the concrete parts and the polymer geocells that make up DPS are made of sustainable materials. The ecoDraining slabs incorporate up to 30% of material from Construction and Demolition Waste (C&DW), while the Hidrocell cells are manufactured with recycled polymers.

Easy maintenance and cleaning

DPS needs hardly any care since weather´s inclemencies,
such as rain and wind, act directly. The absence of ponding prevents
the accumulation of dirt and the development of microorganisms. Only sporadically will sweeping be necessary to guarantee an optimal aesthetic appearance.

Guarantee 25 years

The nature and structure of its components provides DPS with a high resistance that allows it to keep its functions and aesthetics for over 25 years.

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Benefits

  • Rainwater management at source

DPS reduces large water floods and avoids the waterlogging of paved areas, guaranteeing the progressive retention and lamination of water to the subsoil, or its controlled conduction. The natural maintenance of aquifers allows the normal development of ecosystems and the growth of urban vegetation. On the other hand, an adequate rainwater harvesting system allows water to be recovered and stored for use in irrigation and street cleaning, reducing water consumption from the general water supply network.

 

  • Integration of rainwater in the urban landscape

Due to its high drainage capacity, the areas paved with DPS, such as streets, parks and squares, do not flood, allowing its immediate use by citizens after a rainfall.

 

  • Reduction of infrastructure costs

The simplicity of DPS enables the reduction of costs of water disposal systems at the same time that increases the landscape value of the surroundings.

 

  • Improvement of air quality

Thanks to the technology incorporated in the ecoDraining concrete slabs, DPS reduces environmental air pollution.

 

  • Improvement of water quality

The water that is filtered through DPS experiences a reduction of its pollutants, thus protecting the natural aquifers. At the same time, by retaining part of the rainwater, saturation in the treatment plants is avoided.