What is Pervious Concrete Pavement?

Pervious Concrete Pavement is a unique cement-based concrete product that has a porous structure that allows rainwater to pass directly through the pavement and into the soil naturally. This is achieved without compromising the strength, durability, or integrity of the concrete structure itself.
The pervious concrete pavement is comprised of a special blend of Portland Cement, coarse aggregate rock, and water. Once dried, the concrete has a porous texture that allows water to drain through it at the rate of 8 to 12 gallons per minute, per square foot. That’s impressive considering tests conclude that a square foot of bahia sod drains at the rate of 2 1/2 to 3 gallons per minute. This remarkable flow through ratio inspired us in coining the phrase “…The concrete pavement that drinks water.”

A Proven Track Record…
This type of concrete pavement has been in use throughout Europe for about 50 years. In 1970, here in the United States, Jack Paine a civil engineer and several other members of the Florida Concrete & Products Association created a domestic formula called “Portland Cement Pervious Concrete Pavement”. This formula has since proven itself highly successful in the U.S. and most particularly here in Florida where water management is a critical and costly concern.

Over the last 25 years as environmental concerns and regulatory demands have increased the cost of developing commercial properties (especially in Florida) and there has been a growing interest in Pervious Concrete Pavement. And as interest has grown, so have the applications and installation demands.

Talk To The Leading Experts…
At Burns & Sons Concrete, Inc., we have mastered the specialized application and installation of Pervious Concrete Pavement throughout South Florida for more than 27 years now. We are industry leaders in South Florida and would like to help you in recognizing the many cost and environmental advantages Pervious Concrete Pavement has to offer your commercial development projects.

This Web Site is designed to be informative and answer commonly asked questions. But for a more personalized and informative assessment on how your current projects can benefit, simply call Burns & Sons Concrete, Inc. sales office at (772) 260-3726 or E-mail us by visiting our Contact Us Page NOW!