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Title: Development of a Test Method for Assessing the Potential Raveling Resistance of Pervious Concrete Pavements

Author(s): Matt Offenberg

Publication: Symposium Paper

Volume: 282


Appears on pages(s): 1-18


Date: 12/27/2011

One of the key concerns with pervious concrete is the material’s surface durability, specifically resistance to raveling. As the market for pervious concrete grew, this was one of the hurdles to broader adoption of the technology. This paper documents the process of developing a test method to determine the potential raveling resistance of a pervious concrete mixture. The process included a study with lab cast cylinders to compare the raveling resistance potential of pervious concrete mixtures using different aggregates, varying cement contents, and basic chemical admixtures. A refined procedure of the test method was developed after an unsuccessful ASTM round robin evaluation. The results from this new method will provide the industry with beginning correlations between basic mix ingredients and the surface durability of a finished pervious concrete pavement.


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