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Permeable Concrete provides the optimal solution for surface and storm water management as it naturally improves drainage through the unique design of the water management system. Unlike traditional Concrete mixes, it is a no fines Concrete, this means it contains little or no sand, which results in a porous open-cell structure that water passes through readily.
When Permeable Concrete is used, it can take in stormwater at a rapid rate of 3 to 5 gallons per minute per square foot of surface area, which exceeds the flow rate needed to prevent runoff in most rain events. The rainwater may be stored in a coarse gravel layer underneath the Permeable Concrete covering applied for paving, car-parks or other, and allowed to percolate into the underlying soil.
Permeable Concrete Benefits & Features:
|Improved Drainage||Consistence Retention|
|Increased Water Infiltration||Freeze / Thaw Resistant|
|Cost Effective||Limit Storm Impact|
Permeable Concrete Applications
- Pavements, pathways, driveways & swimming pool decks
- Car parks and minor road strips
- Green walls and patio areas
- Multi use games areas
No Fines Concrete
Permeable Concrete is often termed as No fines Concrete, as it does not contain fine aggregates (sharp particles of sand and crushed stone that are less than 9.55mm in diameter). Through the removal of small pieces of aggregate, the concrete becomes lower density and permeable, as the gaps between the coarse aggregates remain open, rather than being filled. As well as being permeable, no fines concrete is also strengthened by the thin layer of cement paste that holds together and reinforces the coarse aggregates.
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