|WHAT IS PERVIOUS CONCRETE?
Described as the concrete that drinks water, pervious concrete is a special concrete mix that creates voids allowing
rainwater to penetrate through the surface to the sub grade below. Pervious concrete pavements can also help
reduce pollutants in storm water runoff. The appearance is similar to that of a rice krispy treat.
|Pervious Concrete has been in use in Florida for more than 20 years with successful results. The product was first used in the Carolinas for
driveways in the Raleigh watershed area in the early 1990's. In the past several years, Pervious Concrete has been placed from Atlantic Beach, NC
to Charleston, SC to Asheville, NC and all over the country as evidenced by the formation of ACI Committee 522 "Pervious Concrete" which
exclusively addresses pervious concrete. We are now using Pervious Concrete on the Outer Banks of NC. As pictured is a Pervious Concrete
Driveway in Manteo, NC. As many home owners on the Outer Banks have issues with lot coverage and storm water drainage, Pervious Concrete is
generating interest and gaining popularity in our area.
|One of the major impacts Pervious Concrete can have is in the reduction of storm water runoff. The ability of Pervious Concrete to absorb rainwater
and let it percolate into the earth will reduce how much rainwater will run off a particular piece of property. This can reduce the size of required drainage
structures or in some cases, eliminate the need for storm water detention ponds.
|THE LINK BELOW TAKES YOU OUT OF HELLER CONCRETE'S WEBSITE TO A
5 MINUTE VIDEO THAT DEMONSTRATES PERVIOUS CONCRETE AND WATER.
|THE VIDEO LINK TAKES YOU OUT OF
HELLER CONCRETE'S WEBSITE TO A 5
MINUTE VIDEO THAT DEMONSTRATES
PERVIOUS CONCRETE AND WATER.