Waiuku trials new pavers



The local board has made a decision to replace the current pavers, a trial area has been laid by Jagas Paving.

The cost of maintaining the current pavers is too high according to both Auckland Transport and the local board. There has been an ongoing battle to keep Waiuku town centre pavers clean. A suitable cleaning regime was too expensive and as a result the pavers have been ruled not fit for purpose.
A decision has been made to replace them at a cost of $250,000. A committee was formed to look at several options and after a number of tests and lengthy discussions the committee has settled on a new permeable paver called JAGSTONE®.
The committee approached Jagas Paving to lay a trial area to evaluate the new pavers, a small chessboard has been laid in the town centre and two strips elsewhere in high traffic areas which will serve as a trial over the next four weeks.
The purpose of the trial is to see, not only, how the paver performs but also to allow the community to have a say on the colour and style.
The product that is being tested is called JAGSTONE®, a permeable paver from Jagas Paving.
According to Jagas, the demand for hard surfaces that allow water to drain naturally has increased substantially and will really benefit Waiuku township.
Jagas explains the paver JAGSTONE ®, behaves like a sponge.
Run-off is reduced in two ways.
First it absorbs the rainwater within the paver. If, for example 5mm of rain falls over an hour, all the rainwater will be retained inside a 40mm or 55mm paver. (Auckland rainfall averages about 3.5mm per day). This rainwater can then evaporate back into the air following the rain event.
untitledSecondly, again like a sponge, once the brick is saturated, the rainwater will flow out of the paver down into the underlay. Typically this is an aggregate bedding.
The Jagas permeable paving solution is a ceramic product compressed at 1600 tonnes and baked at 1200°C. The paved surface will remain permeable for its lifetime. The permeable paving product will not clog, is very strong, and is easy to lay says Jagas.
One major benefit of this permeable paving, the whole paved area is a storm drain. When looking at the advantages of using Ceramic- Based Pavers, the pavers will not lose permeability when the gaps are clogged. The advanced structure of the paver ensures that dirt will not clog the surface
Easy maintenance: Pavers can be easily power washed, no sealing required because they are ceramic- based, the pavers will keep their strength and appearance for a lifetime.



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