What is Pervious Pavement?
Pervious Pavement is a unique cement-based concrete product that has a porous structure that allows rainwater to pass directly through the pavement and into the soil naturally. This is achieved without compromising the strength, durability, or integrity of the concrete structure itself.
The pavement is comprised of a special blend of Portland Cement, coarse aggregate rock, and water. Once dried, the pavement has a porous texture that allows water to drain through it at the rate of 8 to 12 gallons per minute, per square foot. That's impressive considering tests conclude that a square foot of bahia sod drains at the rate of 2 1/2 to 3 gallons per minute. This remarkable flow through ratio inspired us in coining the phrase "...The pavement that drinks water."
A Proven Track Record...
This type of pavement has been in use throughout Europe for about 50 years. In 1970, here in the United States, Jack Paine a civil engineer and several other members of the Florida Concrete & Products Association created a domestic formula called "Portland Cement Pervious Pavement". This formula has since proven itself highly successful in the U.S. and most particularly here in Florida where water management is a critical and costly concern.
Over the last 20 years as environmental concerns and regulatory demands have increased the cost of developing commercial properties (especially in Florida) and there has been a growing interest in Pervious Pavement. And as interest has grown, so have the applications and installation demands.
Talk To The Leading Experts...
At Burns & Sons Concrete, Inc. /Kara Construction, we have mastered the specialized application and installation of Pervious Concrete Pavement throughout South Florida for more than 14 years now. We are industry leaders in South Florida and would like to help you in recognizing the many cost and environmental advantages Pervious Pavement has to offer your commercial development projects. This Web Site is designed to be informative and answer commonly asked questions. But for a more personalized and informative assessment on how your current projects can benefit, simply call Burns & Sons Concrete, Inc. sales office at (772) 260-0776 or E-mail us by visiting our Contact Us Page NOW!