Benefits Using Pervious Concrete
Pervious concrete pavement provide a useful storm-water management tool since it collects oil, anti-freeze, and other automobile fluids that can be washed into streams, lakes, and oceans when it rains. Moreover, pervious concrete collects what is known as the first flush of rainfall and treat the pollution prior to release. It also helps in lowering heat island effects in urban areas due to two main points; the amount of absorbed heat from solar radiation is smaller than usual pavements (since its light color), and the relatively open pore structure of pervious concrete stores less heat. Pervious concrete pavement is ideal for protecting trees in a paved context; since pervious concrete surfaces prevent air and water getting to the roots and adjacent trees while permitting full use of the pavement.