Field Performance Evaluation of Pervious Concrete Pavements in Freeze-Thaw Environments

Portland Cement Pervious Concrete (PCPC) has an excellent performance history in the Southeastern U.S., but until recently has seen little use in environments with significant freeze-thaw cycles. Therefore, assessment of actual field performance is important. This paper documents field observations and nondestructive testing results from PCPC sites located in the states of Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, and Colorado. PCPC is a zero-slump, open graded material consisting of coarse aggregate, Portland cement, water, and admixtures. The main advantage of PCPC is the ability to control runoff and recharge ground water. It is most often used as a pavement for parking lots. Field performance depends on the quality of the mixture as well as proper control of construction and curing. In addition to field observations and nondestructive testing, laboratory testing was performed on cores removed from some of the test sites. For the most part, the PCPC installations have performed well in freeze-thaw environments with little maintenance.

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    • Abstract reprinted with permission from the International Society for Concrete Pavements.
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    International Society for Concrete Pavements

    6305 Oyster Bay Court
    Bridgeville, Pennsylvania  United States  15017
  • Authors:
    • Delatte, Norbert
    • Miller, Daniel Ian
    • Mrkajic, Aleksandar
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  • Publication Date: 2008


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: CD-ROM; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 212-225
  • Monograph Title: 9th International Conference on Concrete Pavements: The Golden Gate to Tomorrow's Concrete Pavements

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  • Accession Number: 01494485
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 26 2013 8:59AM