Introduction to Permeable Friction Course (PFC) Asphalt

The source of pollutants on roadways and parking lots can come from various sources, including the exhaust and fluid leakage from vehicles, abrasion from the friction between tires and roads, deicing activities, atmospheric deposition, and pavement itself. Permeable friction course (PFC) paving approach incorporates a pervious top course over a standard impermeable paving base. Studies in highway applications have shown that PFC overlays can provide stormwater runoff mitigation as well by significantly reducing the amount of pollutants discharged from paved areas; however, the performance of the material has not been extensively studied relative to water quality performance and volume retention in low-volume roads and parking areas. This presentation discusses PFC specifications and installation criteria and provides a comparison of PFC versus permeable pavement applications and provides case studies of projects where PFC has been installed.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 104-112
  • Monograph Title: Low Impact Development 2010: Redefining Water in the City

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01533064
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784410998
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Jun 24 2014 3:01PM