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Research has determined that 97.6% to over 99% of oils introduced into pervious pavements are trapped and biodegraded.

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June 3, 2009

Holey Concrete

It's raining, it's pouring,
Toxicity levels are soaring,
Green that pavement under your feet,
Use eco-friendly pervious concrete.

When It Rains...It Drains

Imbalances in the natural ecosystem, erosions, flash floods, water table depletion, and the pollution of rivers, lakes, and coastal waters are all problems associated with increases in America's paved surfaces. To combat this problem, an innovative pervious concrete paving material is being used that has many environmental advantages and supports green, sustainable growth.

  • Pervious concrete provides a valuable stormwater management tool by capturing stormwater and allowing it to seep into the ground beneath. This meets the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency stormwater regulations.
  • It will collect, trap, and biodegrade oil, anti-freeze, and other automobile fluids. When it rains, these toxic fluids combine with runoff and can be washed directly into streams, lakes, rivers, and oceans.
  • It is ideal for landscapers and architects who wish to use greenery in a paved environment by allowing the trees and plants to receive vital air and water while still permitting full use of the pavement.

Check It Out

Pervious Concrete Website
http://www.perviouspavement.org/index.html

More Info on Pervious Concrete Pavements
http://www.concretenetwork.com/pervious/

RMC Research & Educational Foundation
www.rmc-foundation.org

 

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