Porous Concrete is an important application for sustainable construction and is one of many low impact development techniques used by builders to protect water quality.
The high porosity of Concrete allows water from precipitation and other sources to pass directly through, thereby reducing the runoff from a site and allowing groundwater recharge. It is traditionally used in parking areas, areas with light traffic, residential streets, pedestrian walkways, and greenhouses
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - Porous concrete
Water is Life!
Our Cities during Rainfall!
• The city receives about 800 MM of Average rainfall per annum.
• From 2005-2013 , the ground Water level has dropped by 233%**.
• By 2031 , the water demand will increase by 122%**.
• Moreover, 60% **of Rain water or storm water is wasted or polluted as it is
drained in sewer.
* The above data is For Gurgaon City.
**As per Reports by Centre For Science and Environment , New Delhi
Concrete that percolates water
• Porous or Pervious, means
allowing water to pass through.
• concrete with high porosity that
allows water from precipitation
and other sources to pass
Also called Permeable
So! How does it solve the Problem?
Efficient Storm Water
0% Flooding or no standing water
100% Infiltration Capacity helps to
recycle ground water reservoir .
Filter Rain water, helps reduce water
Reduce cost on Storm water
100% Cost saving
The Infiltration capacity of
the Concrete varies from
varies from 72 to 500
litres/hrs. Thus saving rain
water by efficient storm
So! How does it Work ?
Where can I use it?
Parking Lots Green Houses
Its Basic Structure
size of 12.5
0 % Fine
Design Mix For 1 m3 volume: (As per IS 10262:2009)
• Cement(OPC 43): 240 kg
• Fly ash: 112 kg
• Coarse Aggregate(12.5 mm Sieve Passing):1910 Kg
• Admixture( Naphthalene Based) : 0.4%(240+112)
: 1.50 Kg
• Water: 170 kg
• Fresh Density : 2425 Kg/m3
• Infiltration Capacity: 450 litres/hours
• Compressive Strength at 7 days: 10 N/mm2
• Compressive strength at 28 days: 15 N/mm2
It’s a LEED rated Product !
• LEED Credit (SS- C6.1) Storm Water
Management – Rate and Quantity
• LEED Credit (SS- C6.2 ) Storm Water
Management – Quantity Control
• U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA) recognizes its use as Best