|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.
|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. Heller Concrete is installing Pervious Concrete on the Outer Banks of NC. Pictured is a Pervious Concrete Driveway in Mainland, Currituck
County, NC. 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.
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ON THIS PROPERTY'S PERVIOUS
|Picutured below; Pervious Concrete
driveway with a broom finish apron and
broom finish sidewalks in Currituck
|WHY USE PERVIOUS CONCRETE?
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. With the correct application process, as seen in the pictures below, Pervious Concrete is an attractive alternative to
pavers with the strength and trouble-free maintenance of concrete. Pervious can be used with any variety of finishes & color.
This driveway is featured with Pervious concrete and a clean, broom finished, hand tooled apron and sidewalks.
|THE LINK BELOW TAKES YOU OUT OF HELLER CONCRETE'S
WEBSITE TO A 5 MINUTE VIDEO THAT DEMONSTRATES
PERVIOUS CONCRETE'S APPLICATION PROCESS AND THE
FINISHED PRODUCTS CONTACT WITH WATER.