Questions or concerns about 𝗽𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗶𝗼𝘂𝘀 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗰𝗿𝗲𝘁𝗲? Check out this new report from IIT Tirupati
(Indian Institute of Technology).
It states that, as we know,: “Compared to conventional concrete, which is impermeable, pervious concrete is porous in nature. This entails a host of advantages over conventional materials: if used correctly, pervious concrete can help reduce ambient temperatures around it and recharge groundwater.”
In terms of the ability of pervious concrete’s ability to absorb heat, the study states that, ““The characteristics of this material are very distinct. In conventional concrete, the heat is absorbed and reflected by the top layer. Here, the heat is conducted throughout the material…. The absorption of heat is a very important advantage. Due to this, the light is not reflected into the atmosphere. This means the ambient temperature can be reduced by nearly 10-15 degrees celsius. Also, the surface of pervious concrete slabs are cool to touch. One can walk barefoot on them, something that is impossible on conventional concrete slabs.”
In brief, here are some of the points from this study — all great reasons to #PAVEAHEAD:
• Pervious concrete can help check global warming
• Pervious concrete can help reduce ambient temperatures around it by nearly 10-15 degrees C
• Its use can recharge groundwater
• High capacity to absorption heat
• Can cool down the surroundings through evaporative cooling.
• Cheaper than conventional concrete