Pervious concrete is similar to traditional concrete, but it offers one key, unique benefit: Rather than collect water on its surface, the more porous composition of pervious concrete allows water to pass through and return to the ground.
Benefits of pervious concrete
Pervious concrete allows a high flow rate of water, enabling the capture of rainfall and recharging groundwater supplies. This characteristic greatly enhances management of run-off and reduces storm water utility fees and other costs of water management systems. Pervious concrete is more sensitive to environmental concerns, supports sustainable construction, and offers a way for commercial and industrial property owners to comply with EPA storm water regulations.
Pervious concrete applications
- Drainage for hydraulic structures
- Parking lots
- Pedestrian walkways
- Tennis courts
The high porosity of pervious gives it other useful characteristics, such as thermal insulation and acoustical properties for commercial walls.
Painters USA is a certified installer of pervious concrete, and look forward to bringing our insight and experience to your project.