Homestead Paving is the recognized leader in pervious concrete in the southern Florida region. Pervious concrete is an important product for our area, and it is critical that all the proper installation methods are followed in order to deliver a quality long lasting result. We have been delivering quality results in this sector since 2001 and we lead the industry in the successful application and delivery of this amazing system. Our proprietary formulation, installation techniques and substrate preparation methodology is our secret to success in the growing pervious concrete market.
What is Pervious Concrete? Pervious concrete pavement is a unique and effective means to address important environmental issues and support green, sustainable growth. By capturing stormwater and allowing it to seep into the ground, porous concrete is instrumental in recharging groundwater, reducing stormwater runoff, and meeting U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) stormwater regulations. In fact, the use of pervious concrete is among the Best Management Practices (BMPs) recommended by the EPA—and by other agencies and geotechnical engineers across the country—for the management of stormwater runoff on a regional and local basis. This pavement technology creates more efficient land use by eliminating the need for retention ponds, swales, and other stormwater management devices. In doing so, pervious concrete has the ability to lower overall project costs on a first-cost basis.
When installing pervious concrete, Homestead Paving uses carefully controlled amounts of water and cementitious materials to create a paste that forms a thick coating around aggregate particles. What the competition doesn’t know is, a pervious concrete mixture design contains little or no sand, creating a substantial void content. It is critical to use a sufficient amount of paste to coat and bind the aggregate particles together. At Homestead Paving, we have a proprietary formulation and employ our proven installation methodology. Our specific formulation creates a system of highly permeable, interconnected voids that drain quickly. Typically, between 15% and 25% voids are achieved in the hardened concrete. Our design delivers the desired flow rates for water through our pervious concrete that typically land around 480 in./hr (0.34 cm/s, which is 5 gal/ft²/ min or 200 L/m²/min), although they can be much higher. Both the low mortar content and high porosity also reduce strength compared to conventional concrete mixtures, but sufficient strength for many applications is readily achieved. At Homestead Paving, we know that the secret is in the science of substrate preparation. Without the proper structural substrate design the system will not perform as designed. It is our extensive experience and knowledge that makes Homestead Paving the preferred Pervious contractor for the Southern Florida area.
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