Tamien Park is the newest park in San Jose, one that the community has been waiting years for. Since 2009 residents have spent countless hours in city meetings to help bring this family-friendly park to their community. Designed to meet the needs of the family-oriented community the 3.5 acre park features a playground, picnic areas, basketball courts, multi-use fields, and eventually an exercise station, Tai Chi area, community stage area and jogging path. Along with all those amenities, Tamien park was also designed to manage all of its stormwater on site - 90% of the park's 3.5 acres are permeable!Read More
Are you looking for a natural-looking, low-impact hardscape material? BAPC would like to introduce our latest new finish option - Portola™!
Our Portola Pervious Concrete™ provides a similar aesthetic to Decomposed Granite (DG), while providing the same durability, permeability and low-maintenance as the rest of our pervious concrete. All without the mess and maintenance challenges of DG.
Last week, in the heart of Half Moon Bay, CA the community was celebrating the re-grand opening of Mac Dutra Plaza. Curving throughout the plaza is Bay Area Pervious Concrete's signature Colored Polished Pervious Concrete. A combination of pervious concrete and pavers were used to aid in stormwater management for the plaza.Read More
What do you do when you love to entertain in your backyard, but every time it rains your backyard gets flooded with puddles? That was the problem one of our clients was trying to solve when they discovered pervious concrete. The only problem was that many of the examples they saw online were mostly rectangular, solid color, installations - something that would not provide a unique show-piece for their backyard. They wanted something that was a talking point for their guests, a patio that stood out from the rest. Luckily, they contacted Bay Area Pervious Concrete. Working with them we developed this custom designed curvaceous patio.
The patio was designed to flow around the backyard, to provide enough room for entertaining, while still leaving room for the owner's gardening projects. Best of all, the pervious concrete put an end to the flooding and puddling issues that sometimes put a damper their party plans.
To create the visual interest that the owner desired colored borders were tooled in by our NRMCA Certified Installers and Technicians. A Polished Pervious finish was also applied to the large center section, while the colored border was left in the Classic Pervious Concrete finish. The terra cotta color was chosen for the border to compliment existing walkways along the sides of the house. We achieved this unique look using only one concrete pour, rather than the standard two pours that most borders tend to require. This allowed us to pass along some savings, in time and money, to the owners, while still achieving a hand-crafted result.
When our clients request something unique Bay Area Pervious Concrete delivers! Let us know what you think. If you have a unique pervious concrete project you want to discuss, please Contact Us.
We teamed up with RC Ready Mix to do a sample pour over in their yard, with their aggregate. They wanted to see how it went down, and we wanted to see how our mix design would work with their rocks. Not only did the installation turn out REALLY WELL, but Rob Estrada was able to really show us all a few MORE possibilities for decorative pervious concrete!
The first question is always ‘how well does it drain?’ Check out the video below to watch the front end loader dump a bucketful of water on the slab!
We agree with the driver, thumbs up! A few days later, Rob went over there to try some designs to see how they could look. We are well known for our Polished Pervious™, which you can see below, next to the Classic Pervious Concrete.
To get a closer look at the great texture, we took a close up. You can see the Polished Pervious Concrete ™, and then set into the pervious a pattern that was added well after the plastic was pulled up.
And here is where Rob really let loose! As Rob added these layers of color and texture to the Pervious Concrete, you can see the window that RC Ready Mix installed when they were framing. That allows one to see the water going through the layers of the Pervious Concrete System.
Here is most of the slab - you can see the suns and the moon and the gorgeous colors that were used!
If you would like to see this in person, it will only be in the yard for a limited time. Contact us for more information.
We have just compiled an entire gallery of Bay Area Pervious Concrete’s own decorative concrete innovations! Featuring everything from a metallic fleck, to our exposed smooth aggregate finish, and custom aggregates and borders. Pervious concrete no longer has to look like rice crispy treats. Visit our Bay Area Pervious Concrete’s Decorative gallery for all the hot looks!