Porous Concrete is also called Pervious concrete, Permeable concrete, which has high porosity which permits the precipitation of liquid or gases to pass directly through.
The porous concrete is made by large aggregates with little to no fine aggregates.
The primary use of this concrete is to avoid runoff from the site and allowing groundwater recharge.
The traditional use of this concrete was to use it at:
- Parking lots
- Streets with walkways & traffic
The Porous concrete has evolved a lot due to getting recognition as Sustainable Construction Material.
The porous concrete could be used in multiple ways for following:
- Air & Water Purification Partitions
- Creating of Partition walls
- Vertical Sound Wall
- Retaining Walls
- Fire Walls
- Tree Gates
- Animal Shades
- Water Pathways
- Sports Pavements
- Decorative Pavements
- Drain floors
- Strome Water management
- Ground Water Improvement
Researchers are constantly innovating the applications where this kind of porous concrete could be used towards sustainable constructions.