By: Jan R. Prusinski, PE
In March 2010, the City of Alamo Heights hosted a demonstration of pervious concrete placement at its fire station. The pervious concrete, approximately 150' x 16' would serve as a entrance/exit lane for fire trucks, and washing operations. The concrete was placed in two days, with the second day reserved for the demo, which was organized by the Cement Council of Texas, and sponsored by the City, Alamo Concrete Products and Magruder Construction (Alamo and Magruder donated pervious concrete material and construction services).
120 agency officials from local cities, counties and TxDOT, as well as engineers, architects, and contractors, attended to view this innovative and sustainable pavement system.