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concrete

(kŏn′krēt) (kŏn-krēt′) [L. concretus, solid]
Condensed, hardened, or solidified.

concrete (kängˑ·krētˈ),

n solid or semi-solid plant extract obtained by washing with an organic solvent, such as hexane. It has a fatty or waxy consistency and comprises pigments, wax, and essential oils.

concrete

mixture of cement and reinforcing gravel or stones used in the surfacing of yards, passageways, milking parlors and the like; critical to the good condition of feet and hooves of farm livestock. Excessive wear due to a too-abrasive surface causes footrot of pigs and epidemic lameness in dairy herds.
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Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Water Act next year, pervious concrete could shape up to be an important tool for improving stormwater management practices that impair water quality and contribute to flooding across the coastal United States, said Robert Roseen, director of the UNH Stormwater Center.
The use of pervious concrete pavement in these areas is acceptable provided the concrete is placed over a 4- to 8-inch thick layer of clean aggregate base.
Two large cedar trees on the lot will be preserved, using pervious concrete that allows water to get to roots, Alberson said.
DrainReady takes pervious concrete to the next level," said Jeremy Minnillo, Preferred Materials' director of quality control and technical services.
When the city of Saint-Etienne, a major bicycle manufacturing site in France, sought to construct a new all-weather, all-terrain track at their internationally-renowned Saint-Etienne BMX Club, CEMEX met the challenge with a pervious concrete solution that eliminates the risk of standing water and enhances rider safety.
He is also a pervious concrete and pervious pavements specialist, having been involved in 300-plus such projects and addressed the topic at industry events, workshops and webinars.
The Pavement Design Center was constructed one year ago and displays 14 different types of pavement including asphalt overlays, UltraLot[R] Whitetopping, pervious concrete, porous asphalt, and decorative pavements.
Toward that end, CDOT launched a pilot project to test three permeable pavements: pervious concrete, pervious asphalt, and porous pavers.
The city only allows pervious concrete shoulders for public streets, but he said this didn't pencil out because he would still have to build some kind of water catchment device to get LID credit and meet the city's stormwater requirements, something he hoped the pervious concrete would mediate.
The HexiCrete family of additives includes Type I and Type II curing compounds, a penetrating sealer, a roller compacted concrete additive and a pervious concrete additive.
Towards Mechanistic Pavement Design of Pervious Concrete Pavements.
The first part was completed in 2010 with the installation of Rabine Group's parking lot featuring 14 types of pavements including Asphalt overlays at varying depths, UltraLot[R] Whitetopping, sustainable pervious concrete, porous asphalt, and decorative pavements.