Say goodbye to puddles, and hello to Topmix, this innovative permeable concrete is super-absorbent, and can soak up to 4,000 liters (1056 US gallons) of water in just one minute. How does it work? Well, the permeable layer of concrete on top enables water to directly drain through a matrix of relatively large pebbles into a loose base of rubble beneath. Continue reading for another video and more information.
“The company also says the system could help prevent puddles on cycle paths and footpaths. However, in areas that suffer extreme cold, the concrete is likely to be damaged as the water beneath freezes and causes the surface above to buckle and crack. Lafarge Tarmac said it had already installed the Topmix Permeable concrete in a car park in High Wycombe and on Worksop Golf Course,” reports Mail Online.