And nothing speaks louder than Bay Area Pervious Concrete’s first multi-layer decorative installation with radiant heating at a massive residential project in Lake Tahoe. The project began this summer after two years of cross-collaboration between the architect, engineer, general contractor, and BAPC.Read More
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Bay Area Pervious Concrete strives to provide designers and engineers with resources to make their stormwater & pervious concrete designs smarter, easier, and more cost effective. Our Technical Services division has out done themselves with their latest addition to our Resource library providing something you can't find anywhere else - Base Design Tables.
Want to know how much base rock you need under your pervious concrete pavement? We've done all the calculations for you! Designed with low infiltration soils, like Class C & D, in mind these design tables allow you to quickly size the infiltration bed underneath your pervious concrete. Tables feature calculations for infiltration rates as low as 0.025 inches per hour! Read for more details.Read More
Interested to learn how pervious concrete pavement systems are considerably more effective, and versatile, than other stormwater management BMPs? Or how pervious concrete can simplify your stormwater management designs and reduce project costs? Join the APWA Monterey Bay Chapter and Bay Area Pervious Concrete on June 7th in Seaside, CA for a FREE three hour technical workshop that will provide you with the knowledge and tools to simplify your stormwater designs, using cost effective and low maintenance pervious concrete stormwater systems.Read More
It's April, so it's the perfect time for some spring cleaning! Time to clean out those dusty pervious concrete specifications and design details you have laying around, and replace them with something new and fresh. We have released new updates on all the favorites!
Visit our Resources Section and you can download the latest the industry has to offer
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Over the several years BAPC's David Liguori has worked with Caltrans to update their pervious concrete design guidelines and specifications. Recently, he and the California Nevada Cement Association were asked by Caltrans District 4 to provide a pervious concrete workshop for their material, pavement, stormwater, and highway engineers.
The three hour workshop provided 28 Caltrans engineers with the latest developments in pervious concrete system design, specifications, and best management practices. Afterwards attendees were bursting with ideas and projects where pervious concrete would help solve their stormwater design issues. They expressed how grateful they were that our presentation was technical, detail-oriented and highly educational, not just a fluffy sales-pitch.Read More
There has been some confusion as to what is the best base material to use for pervious concrete. Watch this video to see why you should specify open-graded crushed rock instead of "Class II Permeable Aggregate" as the base for pervious concrete sections.Read More