Road ecology blog: Pavers allow water to infiltrate into the soil, São Paulo, Brazil

December 28, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Road ecology blog: Pavers allow water to infiltrate into the soil, Parque Estadual 'Carlos Botelho', São Paulo, Brazil.

This road cuts through Atlantic forest which receives very substantial rainfall. Using pavers with openings in between reduces run-off from the road and subsequent erosion.

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Image below: this is what the road surface looks like just outside the park near the south-east entrance: standard asphalt with substantial surface run-off.

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Images below: The concrete strip helps stabilize the pavers and prevents them moving too much, Parque Estadual 'Carlos Botelho', São Paulo, Brazil

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