Pervious concrete is an environmentally friendly building material which is quickly gaining recognition as a green building component. Even the Federal, State, County and Municipal Governments appreciate it.
In fact, many building code authorities have made Pervious Concrete a requirement for large parking areas. And EPA has identified it as a Best Management Practice (BMP) for storm water management.
Some may suggest Porous Paver Blocks as an alternative to Pervious Concrete. Why is Pervious Concrete a better paving material than Porous Paver Blocks?
- Properly installed Pervious Concrete requires less maintenance. It is more stable thus it is far less apt to settle.
- Properly compacted Pervious Concrete resists moving under braking vehicles.
- Pervious Concrete passes more water through to the sub soil than even bahia grass.
- Pervious Concrete is less apt to crack or separate.
- Pervious Concrete is more effective at handling oil and grease.
- Pervious Concrete takes less time to install than paver blocks.
- Pervious Concrete has lower life-cycle cost. Good installations last decades.