Pervious Pavement Systems in Florida—Research Results

Pervious pavement systems are being studied for stormwater quality and quantity control and as a major component of low impact development (LID). To assess the potential of several types of pervious pavement systems, the Stormwater Management Academy at the University of Central Florida is studying the behavior of these systems at its field laboratory. These pervious pavements are also considered as part of the new Stormwater Rule in the state of Florida. Research is being conducted on five types of pervious pavements, namely pervious concrete, Flexipave, porous asphalt, and two types of brick pavers. One more pavement system called Filterpave has recently been installed and is currently undergoing testing. This paper will present the results of the infiltration testing on these systems. Keeping in mind the long-term performance and maintenance requirements, these pavements are intentionally being loaded with sediment (sand and fine grained crushed limerock) to simulate clogging as indicated by significant reduction in their infiltration capacity. The pavements are then subjected to a rejuvenation technique using a vacuum sweeper truck. This paper will also present the results of these rejuvenation techniques on the performance of the pavements. This paper aims to update the water resources community on the new developments with these types of pavements.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 193-206
  • Monograph Title: Low Impact Development 2010: Redefining Water in the City

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  • Accession Number: 01533099
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784410998
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Jun 24 2014 3:01PM