Experimental Study on Infiltration Properties of Pervious Concrete

  • Kanish Kapoor
  • Tanveer Ahmad
  • Gowhar AfzalEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering book series (LNCE, volume 30)


The problem of run-off water and water logging is a severe problem in the cities after heavy rainfall. The cities are converting into concrete jungles and the groundwater recharging is decreasing day by day. One of the possible solutions to these problems is the use of pervious concrete either as main pavement or as sidewalks. Pervious is also known as no-fines, gap-graded, zero-slump concrete having 18–35% of void content; thus, it allows water to pass through it. Pervious concrete also reduces the use of extra drainage system in roads and has become the environment-friendly material from other concrete materials as it allows the rainwater to seep into the ground, decreases flooding possibilities especially in metro cities, recharges the groundwater level and enhances freeze and thaw resistance than conventional concrete. The only barrier in using the pervious concrete is its clogging problem, which comes into picture during its age. The objective of the present study is to calculate the infiltration rate of pervious concrete at different clogging percentages.


Pervious concrete Porosity Durability Compressive strength Infiltration Urban heat island 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dr B R Ambedkar National Institute of TechnologyJalandharIndia
  2. 2.Lovely Professional UniversityPhagwaraIndia

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