You’d think we already learned all there is to know about paving in Atlanta at this point, and yet there are still so many advances and innovations to look forward to. Your concrete contractor can now offer concrete that absorbs water, which offers advantages on every level. Watch this video on an exciting advance in concrete design.
Water has been a problem for concrete in the past, as it leads to cracks that expand over time. A new advance has given concrete the ability to harness this water. Absorbent concrete takes the water in on purpose. Much of it goes back into the groundwater through a porous upper level of concrete and an efficient drainage system. When there are heavy rains and floods, the concrete becomes a reservoir, eliminating puddles and reducing the effect of floods. The concrete will even be cooler during the summer, but it’s best for use in warmer climates.