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Advances in Civil Engineering
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 380795, 9 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/380795
Research Article

Long-Term Field Performance of Pervious Concrete Pavement

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Villanova University, 800 Lancaster Avenue, Villanova, PA 19085, USA

Received 12 October 2011; Revised 16 February 2012; Accepted 18 February 2012

Academic Editor: Serji N. Amirkhanian

Copyright © 2012 Aleksandra Radlińska et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The work described in this paper provides an evaluation of an aged pervious concrete pavement in the Northeastern United States to provide a better understanding of the long-lasting effects of placement techniques as well as the long-term field performance of porous pavement, specifically in areas susceptible to freezing and thawing. Multiple samples were taken from the existing pavement and were examined in terms of porosity and unit weight, compressive and splitting tensile strength, and the depth and degree of clogging. It was concluded that improper placement and curing led to uneven pavement thickness, irregular pore distribution within the pervious concrete, and highly variable strength values across the site, as well as sealed surfaces that prevented infiltration.