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Latest News: Langford Direct permeable systems cut risk of flash floods

Langford Direct permeable systems cut risk of flash floods

With flash flood alerts issued today as thunderstorms threaten parts of the sun-baked country, Langford Direct has issued a timely reminder about the benefits of permeable paving systems.

Sudstech surfacing

Permeable paving is much better suited to cope with the kind of sudden downpours forecast for today – anything up to 30mm of rain could fall in an hour, say weather experts. Langford Direct’s Sudstech and Trailflex systems are able to transfer surface waters of up to 80,000 litres per m2 an hour. Both innovative porous hard landscaping systems use recycled tyres as their sub base to eliminate clogging and delamination.

Sudstech has resin bound gravel over the top, giving an attractive appearance in a range of colours. Rigorously tested by the British Research Establishment for impact resistance and freeze-thaw effects, this SUDs compliant surfacing has been developed for the public and commercial sector and can achieve up to 4 BREEAM credits in use.

In addition to unrivalled porosity, Trailflex has the advantage of flexibility, without any loss of strength. This makes it ideal for public realm spaces where root intrusion could create a hazard. Laid directly onto Terram, Trailflex is able to follow the contours of the surrounding terrain.


Langford Direct
Tel: 0161 212 1617

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