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DVS Hardscaper
12-09-2012, 09:25 AM
There is a new shopping center on the area. It has a permeable parking lot. But it's not pavers. Seems the paver industry has some competition in the permeable market.
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cameronderzack
12-09-2012, 09:41 AM
What is this surface construction of the new shopping center?

Duekster
12-09-2012, 09:48 AM
There are several sample sites I am aware of near me.

I am not aware they have a good poured conctrete that will hold up in our area.

zedosix
12-09-2012, 12:52 PM
Competition is good!

DVS Hardscaper
12-09-2012, 01:20 PM
What is this surface construction of the new shopping center?

I'll shoot a picture of the lot next time I'm there. The shopping center even has signs up that explain the lot is permeable.

Here all this time I was under the impression that permeable surfaces could only be accomplished with pavers. And that the paver industry would own permeable pavements.

bigviclbi
12-09-2012, 01:43 PM
Ive seen permeable asphalt used at shopping centers in literature but not in real life. They should make it mandatory in my opinion these huge aspalt parking lots that are 1/4 full 90% of the time are huge wastes of money , ugly, and bad for water runoff.
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TomG
12-09-2012, 01:52 PM
Permeable asphalt and permeable concrete have been around for quite some time. The University of new Hampshire (where I went to school) is one of, if not the leading university in research of permeable pavements. In 2004 they installed a 5000sf permeable asphalt parking lot that is still in use today. And about two years ago they installed a large permeable paver parking lot for research that I have posted photos on here of in the past.

big daddy b
12-09-2012, 02:48 PM
Yeah we just did a big job in downtown Syracuse, pervious concrete. I didn't believe at first either, but once it was all done we tested it with a water main, the water just dispersed into the concrete. pretty awesome.

SVA_Concrete
12-09-2012, 07:53 PM
Back in 2008 the largest pervious concrete job in the US was here in williamsburg, va. Something like 7a acres.

http://hamptonroads.com/2008/03/parking-lot-big-big-and-ecofriendly

a fellow contractor aquantiance of mine is big into it (just did a food lion) pretty cool stuff. Went fishing with him a while back and picked his brain on it. I guess decorative pervious is out now as well.
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DVS Hardscaper
12-09-2012, 08:19 PM
Back in 2008 the largest pervious concrete job in the US was here in williamsburg, va. Something like 7a acres.

http://hamptonroads.com/2008/03/parking-lot-big-big-and-ecofriendly

a fellow contractor aquantiance of mine is big into it (just did a food lion) pretty cool stuff. Went fishing with him a while back and picked his brain on it. I guess decorative pervious is out now as well.
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The picture in the article looks quite similar to the parking lot I'm referring to.


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Weekend cut easymoney
12-09-2012, 09:02 PM
The picture in the article looks quite similar to the parking lot I'm referring to.


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We did a small job for a restaurant several years ago with permeable concrete, the concrete gets dirt and sediment in it

amscapes03
12-13-2012, 04:22 PM
the concrete gets dirt and sediment in it

Hummm??? How long before it becomes impermeable concrete?

TomG
12-13-2012, 06:13 PM
Usually never if its properly maintained. Get a vac truck and suck the dirt and sediment out.