Villanova Urban Stormwater Partnership: Porous Concrete.

This article explores the lessons learned from the construction of the porous concrete surface for the Villanova University Porous Concrete Infiltration Best Management Practice. At the time of construction, this site was the first in the region to use porous concrete. Considerable knowledge was gained in the construction and reconstruction of the surface. The initial installation occurred in August 2002 and, because of the failure of the original surface, was resurfaced in May 2003. The initial failure was caused by a number of elements, the most significant being not understanding the impact the porous concrete material properties had on construction practice. The site was redesigned, and the resurfacing was performed, incorporating the lessons learned during the initial failure. The second attempt has been successful to date.

Main Author: Traver, Robert.
Other Authors: Welker, Andrea., Emerson, Clay., Kwiatkowski, Michael., Ladd, Tyler., Kob, Leo.
Format: Villanova Faculty Authorship
Language: English
Published: 2004
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