Pervious Concrete Contractor in Newark, Elizabeth, Edison, & Nearby
Eco-friendly permeable concrete driveways, pool decks, & more
Pervious concrete driveways are more damage and moisture resistant than standard slabs. They also provide reliable water management!
Pervious concrete is quickly becoming popular among homeowners for its incredible durability, functionality, and environmental benefits. Permeable concrete allows water to flow through the slab, so there is less worry about pooling water, eliminating tripping dangerous hazards and liability issues. The porous concrete also allows for stormwater drainage, putting less strain on your water management systems. Pervious concrete also removes impurities from runoff, one of the leading causes of pollution in the public drinking supply!
Not only is pervious concrete eco-friendly, durable, and safer, but it also lasts just as long as standard slabs — 20 to 40 years. Schedule a free service estimate with your trusted permeable concrete company today! We serve New Jersey homeowners throughout Woodbridge, Union, Newark, and areas nearby.
Why choose permeable concrete?
Pervious concrete provides a beautiful, durable, and moisture-resistant solution to homes throughout New Jersey.
Pervious concrete provides many cost-saving and functional benefits to the entire property, this includes:
- Eliminating slipping hazards & water damage: As a porous slab, water drains through the material, stopping pooling water and cutting costs by not having to install additional water management.
- Durable & highly resistant composition: The porous material also allows concrete more durability than traditional slabs, withstanding pressure from heavy traffic, water damage, and oil spills.
- Harsh weather & flood-proof: Pervious concrete is also better in areas with heavy rain, avoiding erosion and floods by letting water pass through its surface.
- Lasting structural integrity: Water and other outdoor elements can break down slabs, but not with pervious concrete. This material maintains structural integrity!
- Better heat control & energy efficiency: The light color and open-cell composition of pervious concrete ensure less absorption, storing, and radiating of heat. Less reflective heat also means more energy savings.
Stormwater pollution & pervious concrete
A pervious concrete installation in New Jersey.
Did you know that stormwater runoff is one of the main water pollutants? According to the Environmental Protection Agency, 90% of surface pollutants are from the first 1 to 1.5 inches of rainfall. Relying on storm drains isn't enough, as these don't channel this contaminated water to treatment facilities. Instead, they direct it to the local water supply, increasing algae, harming wildlife, and often calling for expensive treatments to ensure water is healthy. Contaminants from runoff include:
- Sediment, dirt, & debris
- Heavy metals — such as shards from cars
- hydrocarbons from motor oil, asphalt pavement, & sealers
Many municipalities and regional water companies are doing what they can to regulate this serious pollution hazard. Pervious concrete is one of the most helpful solutions to aiding this fight.
How does permeable concrete help the environment?
- Reduces untreated runoff in storm sewers — the soil naturally filters out pollutants
- Restores groundwater, maintaining aquifer levels
- Directs water to tree roots and landscaping — no need for irrigation
- Removes pollutants that contaminate watersheds & wildlife
- No more hydrocarbon pollution from asphalt pavement & sealers
Why choose us as your pervious concrete contractor
As your trusted concrete company, we provide a durable, eco-friendly solution to standard slabs!
At Quality 1st Concrete, we don't just install your pervious concrete driveway, pool deck, or patio. We follow strict federal and local codes to ensure your system complies. We also apply all best practices, installing concrete structures that properly drain stormwater and provide the durability, functionality, and great-looking slabs you want!
Some standards we follow under the New Jersey Stormwater Best Management Practices Manual:
Surface course standards
- A proper pervious concrete system must meet Water Quality Design Storm (WQDS) standards, or the set amount of precipitation the system will manage. The minimum infiltration rate of surface rainwater is 6.4 inches per hour. If the system addresses surface rainwater, it must have a minimum infiltration rate of 20 inches per hour.
- The surface course must support the anticipated traffic and other design loads without lateral movement of the components, including additional stresses that may impact the edges of the installation.
- Contractors should not apply sealant, prime coat, and other treatments that could reduce the infiltration rate to the surface course.
- The maximum surface course slope is 5%.
- After installation, contractors must ensure the surface course does not become clogged.
Choker course standards
- The choker course must consist of clean, washed, broken stone with a thickness appropriate for the surface course and design load conditions.
- The choker course must include clean, washed AASHTO No. 57 broken stone.
Storage bed standards
- Storage bed aggregate must be clean, open-graded broken stone with a size designation appropriate for the surface course and design load conditions. The contractor must wash the stone before placement to minimize the amount of dust and other fine particles.
- Contractors must place the storage bed aggregate in lifts and compact it using plate compactors. The maximum recommended loose lift thickness is 6 inches.
- The system must have sufficient volume to fully contain the volume of stormwater runoff produced by the WQDS, in the storage bed and without overflow, including any additional runoff that enters the storage bed through a piping system.
- A system providing stormwater runoff quantity control must include additional storage volume in the storage bed above the water surface elevation (WSE) of the WQDS to provide detention of stormwater runoff.
- No standing water may remain in the storage bed 72 hours after a rain event to allow sufficient storage for the next rain event. Storage times over 72 hours may render the system ineffective and result in anaerobic conditions, odor, water quality, and mosquito breeding issues.
- All pervious paving systems must safely convey overflows to downstream drainage systems. A safe and stable discharge minimizes the risk of erosion and flooding in down-gradient areas. So, if the system overflows, the release must be consistent with the standards for Off-Site Stability in the Standards for Soil Erosion and Sediment Control in New Jersey.
- For systems providing stormwater runoff quantity control, a contractor must provide emergency overflow catchments to direct any surface runoff that exceeds the maximum capabilities of the storage bed. Calculations determining the location, elevation, size, and efficiency must assume the surface course is impermeable. The system must also follow applicable federal, state, county, and local requirements.
Pervious concrete driveways, sidewalks, pool decks, & more
We are your trusted concrete contractor providing eco-friendly, durable, and cost-efficient solutions for new driveways, sidewalks, pool decks, and other slabs throughout New Jersey. Schedule a free pervious concrete installation estimate to learn more. We serve New Jersey homeowners in Union, Woodbridge, Perth Amboy, New Brunswick, Linden, Old Bridge, Plainfield, Newark, Elizabeth, and nearby.
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