Environmentally friendly road construction – with the PÖMA system a child’s play!
Environmental protection in rural road construction through the positive use of valuable resources and more.
This description conceals remarkable findings on the effects of road construction measures on the environment – effects that at the same time have the potential to stimulate a change of paradigm in terms of environmental protection. An idea that has received less attention so far, but is increasingly coming to the fore, is aimed at the environmental compatibility or environmental impact of construction measures in general, in this case of path construction measures.
The endeavour to work in an environmentally friendly way is desirable for many clients and an important plus point for the PÖMA system, which works cost-effectively anyway.
Environmental protection in rural road construction
With the PÖMA system, dilapidated agricultural and forest roads are restored to a new condition with little or no new material.
The positive effects for the environment are obvious:
- Precipitation water is fed to the groundwater by flowing into the vegetated lateral infiltration troughs.
- Infiltration reduces the risk of flooding.
- Washed-off path construction material can be partially reclaimed.
- Valuable resources in gravel pits and quarries can be conserved.
- Energy consumption for new material can be saved in whole or in part.
- The fine dust and CO₂ pollution of the environment from the production of new material can be reduced or avoided altogether.
- Routes and roads for the unnecessary transport of virgin material remain unencumbered.
Notes for clarification:
- On paths built with the PÖMA system, there is better drainage of precipitation water. The circular profile of the path includes neatly laid out banks with troughs, whereby the vegetation that forms in the infiltration troughs prolongs the flow time of the water, thus enabling the desired infiltration for the benefit of groundwater recharge.
- The risk of flooding is reduced.
- Low material loss through erosion as a result of properly constructed paths makes a significant contribution to ecology and prolongs the life of the paths.
- Degradation of gravel and rock is reduced.
- Transporting path construction material over long distances pollutes and destroys public or private roads and paths.
- Installing the new material on-site not only costs energy but is also a time-consuming and logistically demanding task that can be avoided.
The luxury of "installing new material" for path rehabilitation can be avoided or made more bearable with our system. This is an important and meaningful contribution to environmental protection. When maintaining and rehabilitating agricultural and forestry roads, you also save on material and labour costs.
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