Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Long Overdue

After finishing the patio table for our party I got busy with other things and haven't done much with concrete around the house. I have been doing lots of other concrete work, so I thought I would post some pictures. I do lots of work with pervious concrete. Pervious concrete allows the water to pass through to reduce stormwater runoff.
Last month we placed some experimental pervious concrete on campus to look at a few different mixtures and curing methods. The sidewalk was a difficult location so we ended up using a bobcat.
This pervious was self-consolidating and I finished a good portion with a mag float.
The surface before finishing.
Normally we never use a bull float on pervious, but this mixture was special.
Putting a fresh joint in with a pizza cutter.
The completed section. Some of the tests included curing under plastic and leaving some open. The infiltration was between 100-250 in./hr which is acceptable in this location.