HomePULSARvol. 2 no. 1 (2013)

Pervious Concrete: Possibility of Replacing Paved Parking Lot

Jason O. Subang | Ronn Jayser D. Maranan | Jay-ar R. Pasaylo | Emma Concepcion M. Fuentes

Discipline: Engineering



Urbanization brings amenities to many and raises the standard of living for residents of urban areas with cultural attractions, increased educational opportunities, tourism, industry and jobs. However, there are also downsides to urbanization including effects on the environment. Moreover, urbanization comes with an increase in non-porous surfaces such as parking lots. The possible mean to minimize runoff and to prevent flooding prompted the researchers to conduct this study which aimed to present the possibility of replacing paved parking lots with pervious concrete. In order to achieve the philosophy of this work, experimental development method was used. The study determined the efficiency of pervious and impervious concrete in terms of its flexural strength and its infiltration capacity. Three samples were used for each mixture: 1:2:4 for impervious concrete and 1:6, 1:1:5 for the pervious concrete. Based on the gathered data, it was found that in terms of flexural strength, the impervious concrete has the highest mean compared to the flexural strength of the pervious concrete mixtures. Yet, in terms of the infiltration capacity, the 1:6 pervious concrete mixtures exhibited the fastest rate of infiltration.