Date: May 2, 2009

News - Pervious Concrete Complements Corbin Pavilion

The Calvert Marine Museum opened the Corbin Pavilion outdoor classroom and community space on May 1, demonstrating that ecology and construction work hand-in-hand with a Pervious Concrete walkway joining the pavilion to the main building. 

Built through a generous donation from the Corbin family of Mitchellville and donations from regional businesses, including Pervious Concrete from Chaney Enterprises, the Corbin Pavilion realized a need and goal outlined in the museum’s master plan to create an outdoor educational space. More that 200,00 children visit CMM annually, which also houses two otters and the Drum Point lighthouse. 

The Pervious Concrete walkway crosses over a small wetlands, then weaves around to reach the pavilion. To enhance environmental education opportunities, a rain garden was installed adjacent to the walkway. 

Pervious concrete permits rain to pass through the pavement and directly into the soil which replenishes groundwater, eliminates runoff into local watersheds and satisfies EPA regulatory requirements. This product is extremely safe for the environment by providing more air and water to trees and plants, filtering out water-borne pollutants. 

Unlike asphalt, pervious and conventional concrete contains no petroleum-based materials. Composed of sand, gravel or stone, cement and water, concrete is made using materials that are generally mined locally. 

Chaney Enterprises is on the leading edge of developing, testing and producing high-quality concrete mixes, such as Pervious Concrete and concrete overlays, for customers throughout the region. The company is a major supplier of Insulated Concrete Forms and other building materials and is the One Stop Shop™ for construction materials and supplies. Serving Maryland and neighboring Metropolitan DC since 1962, we strive to provide superior, top-quality products as we employ a combination of land management and environmentally friendly practices unsurpassed in the industry.

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