KBI US Unveils New Permeable Path in Historic Yellowstone National Park
The team at KBI US have raised the bar even higher with their latest project.
The path used up 900 end-of-life Michelin tyres that has previously been used on official park vehicles. The tyres were ground down and prepared using the KBI Flexi™-Process in order to create 6,400sq/ft of KBI Flexi™-Pave. The resulting path is completely porous, allowing water from the Guyser to penetrate directly through it and back in to the aquifers below. This process helps maintain the highly sensitive eco-system the surrounds the Guyser, whilst the use of recycled materials creates a natural synergy with park.
Kevin Bagnall, CEO of KB Industries US and Chairman of KBI UK, commented on the installation saying:
“The material used to create KBI’s Flexi™-Pave is completely benign and therefore can be used safely with the delicate aquifers here in Yellowstone. The path allows 3,000 gallons of groundwater to pass per square foot. It also is designed to diffuse the water’s force, helping prevent erosion.”
This amazing video shows just why the new path was needed and how important it will be for both the park’s ecosystem and its visitors.