Wednesday, September 16, 2009


I love using pervious/permeable paving in my designs. Mainly because they prevent storm water runoff and thus makes them much more sustainable to use. So when I came across this product I really wanted to learn more about what it is and how to use it.

What is it? Pervious/permeable concrete (info from the
pervious concrete pavement
"In pervious concrete, carefully controlled amounts of water and cementitious materials are used to create a paste that forms a thick coating around aggregate particles. A pervious concrete mixture contains little or no sand, creating a substantial void content. Using sufficient paste to coat and bind the aggregate particles together creates a system of highly permeable, interconnected voids that drains quickly"

Below are some benefits...
  1. Prevent storm water runoff
  2. Reduces the need for large detention ponds
  3. Improves driver safety during wet weather conditions
  4. Much more cost effective than standard concrete or asphalt
The installation and construction is much the same as standard concrete but far more sustainable.

If you are looking for an installer go here Pervious Concrete of the West

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