Porous concrete for save dry roads

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Porous concrete on roads means: less traffic noise and the end of splashing water and aquaplaning

In Europe we know this permeable or porous concrete saves may lives during the year. Why? Because the road stays dry, even with stormy weather. And we will face an increasing lot of storms the upcoming years.

A lot of countries don’t invest in permeable concrete. But maybe this system will change their minds.

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Porous concrete on roads means: less traffic noise and the end of splashing water and aquaplaning

The average motorist appreciates the comfort of the porous coating. But there are also disadvantages:

  • higher costs for construction
  • less skid resistance of the road surface immediately after installation
  • reconcilable problems in combating snow and ice

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Topmix pavement filters pollutants such as motor oil residue, even as it allows water to drain into the ground below

This topmix has to be layered

  1. It starts with a layer of porous concrete
  2. Followed by a loose aggregate as a drainage layer
  3. Then permeable soil
  4. A pipe system if desired, and/or an impenetrable layer if contaminants may be present in the run-off

The options selected will depend on existing soil conditions and the anticipated run-off amounts and content.

The Topmix can absorb 1,000 liters of water per square meter per minute. How many lives will this save in your region? And moreover: Storm run-off is also a significant source of pollution for rivers, streams, and reservoirs around the globe. Topmix pavement filters pollutants such as motor oil residue, even as it allows water to drain into the ground below.

The video portrays this splendidly!

 

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