Operation and Maintenance of Pervious Concrete Pavements

While permeable pavements have been applied in limited use in the southeastern United States since the 1970’s, only recently have they become a more wide-spread technology for stormwater management. Various industry groups have done well promoting the benefits of permeable pavements, however maintenance issues are rarely discussed in-depth. Maintenance of permeable pavements involves cleaning to restore permeability and the repair of structural and non-structural deficiencies. This paper discusses common causes and identification of common and not so common pavement distresses for Portland Cement Pervious Concrete. Methods to assess surface condition and permeability are presented along with a discussion using test section results. Suggestions for cleaning and surface repair are provided. This paper is designed to assist with selection of appropriate remediation techniques for individual levels of pervious concrete distresses.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: DVD
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 1p
  • Monograph Title: TRB 90th Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers DVD

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01332864
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 11-0656
  • Files: PRP, TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Mar 21 2011 2:13PM