it's time to break up
Canadian winters beat the hell out of asphalt and concrete - haven’t you noticed? Ugly, deteriorating pavement all around us. In winter, when moisture gets trapped inside pavement, it goes through continuous freeze and thaw cycles. Repeated expansion and contraction causes the pavement to crack and crumble. Salt, anyone? Yes, salt also accelerates the deterioration of your pavement. So why not just break up with your current pavement?
Not all it's cracked up to be
During a time that our civilization needs to be recycling and conserving resources, production and application of asphalt and concrete continues to be a resource intense process. Being impermeable, rain water runs off the surface of roads, parking lots and driveways straight into the municipal storm drains, causing flooding. Accelerating freeze and thaw cycles caused by climate change are not helping these surfaces. Plagued by cracking, heaving and crumbling, asphalt and concrete are just not made to take the beating that our changing climate brings.
MADE FOR CANADIAN WINTERS
Combining locally sourced recycled tires, granite and a polyurethane binder, Stormflow Surfacing is a flexible and extremely durable solution to your aging paving surface. With a minimum of 27% void space, Stormflow is completely permeable allowing water to freely drain through it, completely eliminating cracking and crumbling. Use it to pave a new surface, or “overpour” on existing concrete, wood, asphalt or paving stones, completely eliminating the excavation costs and saving thousands of dollars. Did we mention it’s a non-slip surface too?
Can Stormflow Surfacing be installed onto the following materials? Wood: YES, the urethane binding agent that is used penetrates the wood giving an immense grip Steel: YES Aluminum: YES, the aluminum must be specially primed and then re-primed Concrete: YES Asphalt: YES Compacted aggregate: YES Crushed concrete, crushed asphalt, crushed marble are fine, limestone products are not acceptable as they will become less porous over time. Enamel tile: YES, the tile has to be acid-etched prior to priming Fiberglass: YES, the fiberglass surface must be made coarse in finish and primed with flat primer
Is Stormflow Surfacing resistant to the following materials? Chlorine: YES Ozone: YES,for pools which use ozonation Bromine: YES, for pools which use bromine instead of chlorine Muriatic acid: YES Salt water: YES Oil: YES Transmission fluid: YES Hydraulic fluid: YES
Will Stormflow Surfacing crack? Because of the elastic properties of the rubber chips, porous pave can expand and contract making it stronger to resist cracking or crumbling.
Can I use salt on Stormflow Surfacing? Salt is safe to use on your Stormflow Surfacing. One of the advantages of a permeable surface is that it makes snow and ice management easier. When the snow melts, water will go through the Stormflow Surfacing instead of staying on the surface. You won’t have to worry about water accumulating on your driveway, walkway or patio and freezing again.
How long does Stormflow Surfacing take to cure? Under normal conditions it is recommended that a period of 24 hours be allowed.