Design Consulting

At Bay Area Pervious Concrete our goal is to maximize your property value while minimizing your costs using our extensive knowledge of large area thin infiltration systems (LATIS). Converting the already in scope pavement into a passive storm water detention system allows your project to achieve compliance with municipal regulations without giving up valuable land to rain gardens, bio-swales or detention ponds.

We have worked with municipalities, engineers and architects to both design pervious concrete LATIS pavements that capture and infiltrate the required storm water runoff amount, and to provide the necessary support documentation for permit submittals. 

The C.3 Low Impact Development (LID) Stormwater Regulation workbook recommends a combination of techniques (BMP's) that can add significant cost and complexity to projects. A pervious concrete water management system designed and installed by Bay Area Pervious Concrete can in many cases mitigate 100% of your total project runoff at a significantly lower cost. Pervious concrete allows you to fully comply with and even exceed performance mandates of C.3 LID regulations. Using our dynamic system modeling Bay Area Pervious Concrete will help you model and design the most appropriate stormwater solution to meet regulations and the project's specifications.

Dynamic System Modeling for Pervious Concrete Stormwater Management Systems is a service we provide for design professionals to aid in both design and permitting for projects. Using a specialized software and incorporating local and site specific data we can determine the optimum pavement and gravel base depths for a given project, based upon soil infiltration rate and designated storm level. We have modeled and installed systems on everything from sandy based soils to the clay Type D soils found commonly in the Bay Area. From the first flush to capturing all the impervious cover runoff, we can plan, model, and install that captures and infiltrates all your stormwater without the need for a conventional stormwater infrastructure. 

In addition, we can provide a dynamic system design assistance packet that you can take to the permitting office, showing site-specific infiltration rates, system design calculations and how your pervious concrete  installation will meet or exceed the designed for storm event. That can be helpful when cities, counties and regional regulations require capture and mitigation of certain thresholds of storm water runoff. 

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