Oklahoma Low Impact Development

Pervious Pavement

DSCF1284.jpgPervious concrete pavement is a unique and effective means to address important environmental issues and support green, sustainable growth. By capturing stormwater and allowing it to seep into the ground, pervious concrete is instrumental in recharging groundwater, reducing stormwater runoff, and meeting U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) stormwater regulations. In fact, the use of pervious concrete is among the Best Management Practices (BMPs) recommended by the EPA-- and by other agencies and geotechnical engineers across the country-- for the management of stormwater runoff on a regional and local basis. This pavement technology creates more efficient land use by eliminating the need for retention ponds, swales, and other stormwater management devices. In doing so, pervious concrete has the ability to lower overall project costs on a first-cost basis.  (from perviouspavement.org)


Fact Sheets and Other Resources

Pervious Concrete Pavement for Stormwater Management, University of New Hampshire

Pervious Concrete Paving, United Facilities Guide Specifications

Pervious Paving,Sustainable Cities Institute

Assessment of Pervious Concrete Maintenance Techniques, Concrete In Focus magazine 

Maintaining Permeable Pavements, North Carolina State University

Permeable Pavement: Research Update and Design Implications, North Carolina State University

Pervious Concrete, TERRA Road Alliance 

Pervious Concrete and Freeze-Thaw, cement.org

Pervious Concrete as a Flooring Material for Horse Handling Areas, University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service

Dry Wells/Darcy Columns--The CVS Pharmacy in Elk Grove, California, case study for infiltrating water to sand layers below clay

Porous Pavement, EPA

Bulletins, journal articles, and Handbooks

Pervious Concrete Pavements: A good complete document regarding design, construction, and maintenance of pervious concrete from the Portland Concrete Association and the National Ready-mixed Concrete Association.

Pervious Concrete Pavement Maintenance and Operations Guide, from the National Ready-mixed Concrete Association

Estimating Pervious PCC Pavement Design Inputs with Compressive Strength and Effective Void Content, Crouch et al., Tennessee Concrete Association

Effective Curve Number and Hydrologic Design of Pervious Concrete Storm-water Systems, Schwartz, 2010. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering.

Pervious Pavements SD-20, California Stormwater BMP Handbook

Permeable Interlocking Concrete Pavement - A Comparison Guide to Porous Asphalt and Pervious Concrete, Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (please note that this is a trade publication and presents the information in a somewhat biased fashion, but it still has a lot of good information in it)


Introduction to Pervious Pavement, Oklahoma Gardening

Pervious Paving Demonstration, Oklahoma Gardening

Making Pervious Concrete, Oklahoma Gardening

Permeable Pavement, UNL Stormwater Management Education Team

Pervious Concrete Information, Michigan Concrete Association

Installing a Permeable Pavement Driveway, Minnehaha Creek Watershed District, MN

Past OSU Training Sessions

Workshop and Webinar on Designing and Specifying Pervious Concrete, April 21 and 28, 2010

Permeable Pavement for Stormwater Control, September 13, 2010, webinar by the University of Connecticut

Other Pervious Pavement Web Sites

Pervious Concrete: When it rains, it drains..., National Ready-Mixed Concrete Association  (this is a very good resource)

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