Date: February 12, 2015
The guide goes over routine and periodic Pervious Concrete maintenance as well as what needs to be done if deep cleaning or unclogging is required. After major rainstorms, check out the surface areas to see that they are draining correctly. Routinely make sure surface is clean of debris using a leaf blower or dry vacuum.
As the saying goes (and this is the key to remember with pervious): an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
Periodic maintenance is as essential as cleaning out your gutters. If you don’t clean out your gutters in the fall, you are sure to experience drainage issues come wintertime if there is a considerable amount of snowfall. The same is true for Pervious Concrete surfaces. Inadequate drainage equals trouble with freeze-thaw cycles and has been the culprit for many failures of pervious surfaces. Make a point to insure Pervious Concrete voids are free and clean of non-compressible materials that may prevent draining. If periodic maintenance is not preformed, you may find yourself using a pressure washer or specialized concrete cleaning machines or vacuums.
When going into the winter months, some key points mentioned in the guide are as follows: