Some engineers comment that our porous pave concrete “leaks like a sieve!” At Conewago, we prefer to think of porous pave as a sustainable process that returns rain water and melting snow to the earth where it has fallen.
The first benefit of Porous Pave is that this specially formulated concrete is designed so water flows and passes through the concrete into the subsurface efficiently and quickly. Run-off is eliminated. Flow rates exceed 100 year storm events and meet or exceed the most stringent municipal requirements. A Penn State Lab Study indicates that our flow rates are in excess of 1 GPM/SF and over 12 meters of rainfall could fall in an hour and flow directly to the subsurface.
Porous Pave is applied using a compaction power paver. It is ideal for light duty and heavy duty truck paving. In fact, it is stronger than asphalt.
In addition to the environmental benefits, Porous Pave greatly reduces the need for costly stormwater management systems. In most cases, valuable land is no longer tied up in retention ponds and catch basins. More usable area is available for your building footprint, parking, or attractive landscaping.
Another innovative and common-sense Conewago solution that makes environmental and budgetary sense!
Roller Compacted Concrete (Non-Porous)
Non-Porous Roller Compacted Concrete or RCC is a specially formulated concrete that achieves a number of environmental benefits over traditional asphalt road paving due to:
- RCC’s ability to use and consume less oil in its production and construction processes;
- The fact that RCC is stronger than traditional asphalt road paving, more durability means consuming less oil toady and in the future; and
- RCC’s natural ability to reflect light during summer months and dramatically reduce the heat island effect on nearby structures.
Roller Compacted Concrete is the obvious choice for facility owners that need the strength of heavy use and demand but desire cost effective environmentally friendly solutions. RCC is growing each and every year because municipalities want better, stronger, and longer lasting roads in the housing or industrial development they serve.
Contact: Doug Lillich