Common Types of Porous Pavement

In our last blog, we discussed the various ins and outs of pervious pavement, namely, all of the wonderful benefits and applications it offers. In this blog, we will expand our discussion on permeable concrete by providing a brief description of the most common types used in the construction and road building industries. Continue reading to get started!

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Permeable Concrete Grades and Applications

There are several types of pervious concrete, all of which have their own unique set of properties, and therefore, separate applications. Depending on the type of concrete work you are interested in having done, your choice of permeable pavement will vary greatly. Below are the most common types of porous pavements, what they are conventionally used for, and why they are recommended for such applications.

➤ Bound Recycled Glass Porous Pavement

This type of porous pavement is comprised of recycled glass, and bound together using resins and similar kinds of binding agents. Since it is a recycled product, it is a great initiative for the environment. Common applications include road and pedestrian paving.

➤ Permeable Clay Brick Pavers

Permeable clay brick pavements are made from fired clay. Similar to interlocking pavers, clay brick pavers can be laid out in custom patterns and filled in with organic material like soil or grass, or with cement and aggregate material. These are mostly used for decorative or architectural applications.

➤ Permeable Interlocking Concrete Pavers

Similar to clay brick pavers, interlocking pavements can be laid out in custom patterns and filled in with organic material like soil or grass, and they are mostly used for decorative or architectural applications in public areas, like parks, plazas, and pools.

➤ Plastic Grids

Plastic grid pavements offer 100% permeability, making them perfect for areas where water runoff and drainage are issues. They are gaining popularity due to LEED project requirements. They are commonly used to reinforce gravel driveways, parking lots, and fire lanes. 

➤ Porous Asphalt

Porous asphalt is unique because it is not concrete, but rather, a bitumen mixture. It’s most common application is for highway and interstate drainage and water runoff.

➤ Porous Turf

Porous turf is a type of pavement that is mostly used in areas where parking it an occasional occurrence, such as state fairs, carnivals, churches, stadiums, and marinas.  

➤ Resin-Bound Paving

Resin-bound pavements are pavements made aggregate and held together with a clear resin.  They are commonly used for pedestrian and road paving, such as sidewalks, walkways, driveways, and parking lots.

➤ Single-Sized Aggregate

Single-sized aggregate is a type of pavement that does not have any binder material. For this reason, it is it commonly referred to as loose gravel.  It’s most common applications are for low-speed areas, like sidewalks and driveways. 

Commercial Concrete Paving in Indianapolis

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