Kaiser Permanente – Fontana Medical Center in Fontana California – 150,000 sf. of pervious concrete pavement for parking area.
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The Pervious Concrete Solution
Stormwater management is simplified with pervious concrete pavement. By making the mix design of pervious concrete so that it contains more voids, thousands of gallons of water can pass through a properly designed pervious concrete pavement. It is ideal for use in parking lots, paths and walkways, streets, roads and alleyways. Puddles can be eliminated and underground water aquifers can be recharged with durable, long-lasting pervious concrete. Recognized by the EPA as a Best Management Practice (BMP) and mandated by many state and local regulations, pervious concrete is the material of choice for building sustainable communities.
Benefits of Using Pervious Concrete
Reduces the need for large detention ponds because the pavement base acts as the detention area and lowers the demand on storm sewer systems
Prevents heavily polluted stormwater runoff from flowing directly into oceans, lakes, rivers and streams
Allows for recharging of fresh water sources and underground aquifers naturally
Documents and Resources
- Guide Specification – COMPACTION AND SUBGRADE FOR PERVIOUS CONCRETE PAVING
- Guide Specification – PORTLAND CEMENT PERVIOUS CONCRETE PAVING
- Using Pervious Concrete to Earn LEED Points
- Storm Water Solutions – Bay Area Pervious Concrete
- Recognized Procedure for Achieving Quality Pervious Concrete
- Construction and Maintenance Assessment of Pervious Concrete Pavements
- Storm Water Management of Pervious Concrete