Whether you need concrete for a large commercial project or for a smaller job—such as a residential driveway—you want a quality concrete mix that will be long lasting and cost effective. Pervious concrete not only meets these requirements but also supports the environment. Builder’s Concrete East in Windham, CT, has produced and provided ready mixed concrete for contractors and homeowners for over 50 years. As a professional concrete supplier of concrete admixtures, heated concrete, and special concrete mixtures, they have the concrete products that will match your needs.
When your project consists of laying a flat area such as a parking lot or a pedestrian walkway, the professionals at Builder’s Concrete East want you to consider using pervious concrete. Its highly porous makeup allows rainwater to pass through it to be absorbed into the ground underneath. This prevents runoff and replenishes the groundwater supply. Pervious concrete also provides an initial flush of sediments and organic particles before the water enters the ground. An additional benefit of pervious concrete is that it’s friendly to tree development. Its porous consistency allows water and air to reach the roots of nearby trees, allowing them to grow.
How does pervious concrete allow water to pass through, unlike regular concrete? Pervious concrete consists of a paste that coats large aggregates and creates a concrete mixture that contains large voids. This mixture contains very little or no sand, which would normally fill these empty spaces. When water accumulates on the surface, these voids let it pass through while also acting as a filter.
Using pervious concrete for your project has other benefits. It prevents the need to create storm water retention ponds and relieves storm sewers of excess water from runoff. It also eliminates the need—and the cost—of installing curbs and gutters. Since it removes the need for retention ponds, these areas can be reclaimed for other uses.
Use pervious concrete to make your next project environmentally friendly. Contact Builder’s Concrete East at (860) 456-4111 to find out how they can help you with your concrete needs, and visit their website for more information on their available products or to view their gallery of completed projects.