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1. Sustainable design road -- permeable paving on Berkley Street

permeable concrete roadIt shouldn’t come as a total shock that a roadway surface constructed of permeable concrete materials would be designed and built in one of the country’s most progressive, environmentally conscious cities.

By Joe Maty
2. From Standard to Challenging: Custom Concrete Pervious Mix Elevates Project's Difficulty

When taking on pervious paving contracts, the San Diego-based contractor's mix design is typically accepted by clients following mock-up, as custom blends can significantly increase a project's difficulty.When taking on pervious paving contracts, the San Diego-based contractor’s mix design is typically accepted by clients following mock-up, as custom blends can significantly increase a project’s difficulty. Yet, there are always exceptions, with the most recent being the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).

By Erik Pisor
3. Concrete Contractor's Vacation Getaway Doubles as Sales Tool

Stonehaven House, Julian CaliforniaWhen the construction industry was languishing nationwide and tilt-up concrete commercial jobs in Southern California were rare, Gregg Hamann of Hamann Construction in El Cajon, California, needed a project to keep his skilled workers employed between jobs.

By Gail Elber
4. How to Make Pervious Concrete Decorative

Pervious concrete patio that has been stamped and stained.Pervious concrete has very unique properties, but that doesnt mean you have to forgo all decorative concrete techniques. Here are five ways that decorative concrete contractors can adapt decorative techniques to pervious concrete.

By Jim Miller
5. An Environmentally Friendly Way to Seal and Stain Concrete

C2 Products founder Jim Miller says The Bean is fine enough to get into pervious concrete quickly without clogging its openings, while it is also very stable once it penetrates. "With a carrying agent that's comprised of approximately 60 percent water, its makeup allows for a nice mist on the surface and won't plug the holes of pervious concrete," he says.Indiana-based C2 Products Inc. offers an environmentally friendly, durable way to seal and stain concrete with its flagship products, The Bean and The Jelly Bean.

By Natasha Chilingerian
6. Pretty and Pervious: Decorative Options for Pervious Concrete

Pervious concrete used an a large public spaceWith its distinctive Rice Krispies look, pervious concrete was designed to let liquids pass through it. The material poses some clear challenges for decorative concrete contractors.

By Stacey Enesey Klemenc
7. Green building - Hype or Hope?

Green building through the use of concrete is playing a major role in the way many modern-day projects fit together.I'm not exactly the poster boy for the LEED program, as you can guess. However, with so much chatter about "sustainable sites" and "Energy Star scores" these days, I was kind of thinking it might be a good time to clear the air.

By Doug Carlton
8. Decorative Applications for Pervious Concrete

A street curb backing up to pervious concrete in a brick red color.Pervious concrete, increasingly in demand for its environmental benefits, takes on color.

By Michael Chusid and Nick Paris
9. Colored Pervious Concrete Used in Award-Winning Park

Water dripping through pervious concrete sample.With the addition of color and increased attention to texture and detail, pervious concrete is now being specified for public parks, fine residences, and other hardscapes where appearance is as important to the environment as drainage.

By Michael Chusind

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