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Pervious Concrete

Pervious Concrete is a specialty concrete used to allow water to intentionally pass through the surface of a pavement, and allow, stormwater to eventually absorb back into the surrounding soils or evaporate.  This keeps runoff water from downstream urban flooding and erosion. It also breaks the cycle of water treatment plants needing to treat stormwater where municipalities have combined sewer and stormwater systems.  Pervious concrete pavements are “best management practices” (BMP’s) to collect, clean and cool stormwater.  This usually eliminates the need for detention/retention ponds, thus reducing construction expenses, safety issues, and maintenance costs.