pervious Topic


Definition: concrete containing little, if any, fine aggregate that results in sufficient voids to allow air and water to pass easily from the surface to underlying layers.- ACI Concrete Terminology

Pervious concrete typically describes a near-zero-slump, open-graded material consisting of portland cement, coarse aggregate, little or no fine aggregate, admixtures, and water. The combination of these ingredients will produce a hardened material with connected pores that allow water to pass through easily. Pervious concrete is widely recognized as a sustainable building material, as it reduces storm water runoff, improves storm water quality, may recharge groundwater supplies, and can reduce the impact of the urban heat island effect.


Thermal Conductivity of Pervious Concrete for Various Porosities

Publication: Materials Journal
Date: 3/1/2017

Knowledge to Practice: ACI Foundation

Publication: Concrete International
Date: 11/1/2016

Concrete Q&A: Maintenance of Pervious Concrete Pavement

Publication: Concrete International
Date: 4/1/2016

Laboratory Freezing-and-Thawing Durability of Fly Ash Pervious Concrete in a Simulated Field Environment

Publication: Materials Journal
Date: 9/1/2015

Reinforcing Steel in Pervious Concrete

Publication: Concrete International
Date: 3/1/2015

In-Place Performance of Severely Deteriorated Pervious Concrete: A Case Study

Publication: Materials Journal
Date: 3/1/2015

Evaluation of Strength and Hydraulic Testing Methods of Pervious Concrete

Publication: Materials Journal
Date: 1/1/2014

History and Evolution of Internal Curing-Case Studies

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 9/14/2012

Vertical Distribution of Sediments in Pervious Concrete Pavement Systems

Publication: Materials Journal
Date: 3/12/2012

Particle Packing-Based Material Design Methodology for Pervious Concretes

Publication: Materials Journal
Date: 3/12/2012

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