November 14, 2008 at 5:18 pm #176107Kevin J. GaughanParticipant
I am very interested in seeing some precedent images of people pushing the envelope, aesthetically, with pervious concrete. I am very interested in this application for a large residential project I am working on right now, but having a tough time finding interesting examples of its use.
I have accepted the fact that there is not much you can do with the material itself (in the way of finishing) besides playing with color and aggregate size…however, I feel like there is a ton of potential in working with it alongside of traditional concrete to create interesting panels/patterns.
So, if you have any pictures or thoughts on the subject, please share. If you do not know much about pervious concrete and would like to know more, check out this link: http://www.perviouspavement.org/November 19, 2008 at 2:51 am #176112Chris HeilerParticipant
I completed a university project earlier this year and we used pervious concrete.
The paving was a grid of approx. 10’x10′ concrete panels separated by 16″ bands of clay pavers (deep red, smooth finish). The contrast in color and texture between the two materials looked really nice.
I don’t have any pictures right now…sorry.
I’ll be writing an article specifically about pervious concrete next week if you would like me to share it with The Lounge. It will have a video showing the installation and some finished photos. Just let me know.
Editor- http://www.landscapeleadership.comNovember 19, 2008 at 3:39 am #176111Kevin J. GaughanParticipant
Chris, that would be great, thanks. Just wondering, did you set the clay pavers on concrete or just on sand/stonedust?November 19, 2008 at 1:25 pm #176110Chris HeilerParticipant
The pavers were set on a concrete base. The paver was from Marion Tile I believe. I think that’s the name of the company anyway. It was a 3/4″ modular paver so we had 3/8″ mortar joints.
Here are a couple of pictures of the construction. I don’t have any photos yet with the brick.
Editor- http://www.LandscapeLeadership.comJune 12, 2010 at 7:40 pm #176109Noriko MarshallParticipant
Chris, it sounds a little strange. I believe that the previous concrete should be set in pervious subbase.June 13, 2010 at 12:29 am #176108Nate HommelParticipant
Villanova University has done extensive research on pervious concrete. They have a substantial amount of information on this site http://egrfaculty.villanova.edu/public/Civil_Environmental/WREE/VUSP_Web_Folder/PC_web_folder/PC_main.html
I have visited the campus to take a look at the product and came away feeling that it is not a good material. That is my opinion mainly due to the appearance (unlike pervious asphalt, pervious conc. looks very much like a mistake….though if you can be creative with your use of patterns that might help). They have problems with the aggregate coming loose and causing a tripping hazard, again this is spelled out on that site.
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