Hydraulic Performance of Pervious Concrete Systems: Eastern Washington

Permeable pavements are one of many low impact development practices that can aid in sustainably developing paved areas to not only handle vehicular, pedestrian, and other transportation needs, but also manage stormwater quantity and quality. This is particularly important in urban areas where land is dear and stormwater runoff causes damage to infrastructure and may negatively impact receiving waters. This study looks at six pervious concrete placements on the Washington State University campus in Pullman over several years. Surface infiltration rates have been analyzed under many conditions. The results indicate that pervious concrete systems are performing well over several years and can be effective in areas even with the local slow-draining, cohesive Palouse soils. The results may be applicable to other regions where there may be conditions of concern, such as areas where there are slow draining soils, where there are wintry conditions, and where there are hilly conditions.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 225-233
  • Monograph Title: International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure 2017: Technology

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01687931
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784481219
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Oct 4 2018 4:42PM