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Pervious Concrete

 

We are one of the few contractors in the state of Georgia certified by the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association as a "Certified Installer".  This designation is only given to those who have passed a written examination, proven documented experience and a performance test by a licensed examiner. 

 

Pervious concrete is a mix of coarse aggregate, cement, water, and little to no sand. Also known as "no-fines" or porous concrete, this mixture creates an open-cell structure, allowing rainwater to filter through to underlying soil. By modeling natural ground cover, pervious concrete is an excellent choice for storm water management.

 

The Environmentally Sound Choice

 

According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), storm water runoff can send as much as 90% of the pollutants-such as oil and other hydrocarbon liquids found on the surface of traditional parking lots-directly into our rivers and streams. The EPA now requires state and local governments to implement measures to reduce and improve the overall quality of storm water runoff in an effort to address this important pollution problem. Pervious concrete has been recognized by the EPA as a best management practice (BMP) to address this most vital environmental concern. The open-cell structure of pervious concrete provides a medium for aerobic bacteria that break down many of the pollutants that seep from parked cars.

 

The Smart Business Choice

 

Using pervious concrete pavement in your parking lot can reduce the need for large detention ponds because the pavement acts as a detention area. Parking lot owners will spend fewer dollars on labor, construction and maintenance of detention ponds, skimmers, pumps, drainage pipes, and other storm water management systems. Expensive irrigation systems can also be downsized or eliminated.

 

A pervious concrete parking lot will help reduce demands upon sewer systems. Today, many government agencies are now implementing storm water impact fees for all impervious areas. Pervious concrete can reduce these fees for the property owner.

 

Developers are using pervious concrete for parking lots to increase utilization of commercial properties. The land ordinarily devoted to costly storm water management practices or compliance with maximum impervious area ordinances can now be developed or preserved, enhancing the bottom line.

 

Benefits of Pervious Concrete

Reduces storm water runoff

Eliminates the need for detention ponds and other costly storm water management practices

Replenishes water tables and aquifers

Allows for more efficient land development

Minimizes flash flooding and standing water

Prevents warm and polluted water from entering our streams

Migrates surface pollutants

 

            A Section of Pervious concrete at The Mall of Georgia.