Date: July 8, 2008
Pervious Concrete Queenstown, MD Golf Cart Path
When it comes to caring for the environment, the Brick Companies and Chaney Enterprises (CE) have a lot in common—both companies look for ways to help keep the workplace “green.” So when the Queenstown Harbor golf course needed to solve an impervious surface problem while minding environmental concerns around a critical water area, Pervious Concrete
was a creative solution.
Collaborating with Brick Companies, Chaney provided Drain-Crete, the company’s Pervious Concrete
mix design, as prototype for the kind of surface that can stand up to use and allows rainwater to run cleanly through the ground. Working side-by side on the pour were Hyde Concrete, one of the few pervious-certified contractors in Maryland, and staff from CE and its affiliated company, C&D Concrete, to install this innovative product along wetlands on the course’s green.
“The Brick Companies is excited to partner with Chaney Enterprises. The Pervious Concrete
supports Queenstown Harbor’s recent Audubon International Certification and is instrumental in our sustainable growth,” said Jan Holt, chief marketing officer and vice president of sales for the Brick Companies.
Queen Anne’s County (QAC) is the gateway to the Eastern Shore with wetlands and its own shoreline along the eastern Chesapeake Bay. As a civil engineer for the County, Lee Edgar is challenged by the goals to be mindful of critical water areas while addressing the needs of a growing community. When CE Marketing Manager Steve Tripp conducted an overview of Pervious Concrete
on the Eastern Shore, Edgar, who attended the session, was intrigued by the product and its potential. The county’s Public Works Department hosted a pervious class and demonstration for the public works staff after the Queenstown Harbor pour, which included a test pad, and plans to use Pervious Concrete
in the coming months in a parking area.
“We were delighted to host this event and look forward to a continued partnership with the Portland cement industry in realizing new technologies and promoting the use of Best Management Practices,” said Edgar.
While a relatively new concrete product for the region, Pervious Concrete
has been successfully used around the country. Cities such as Chicago and states such as Florida have been leaders in the use of Pervious Concrete
The Maryland Ready Mix Concrete Association offers courses and overviews on Pervious Concrete
to assist developers, engineers and contractors in becoming familiar with the product and finishing process. For information on upcoming courses, visit www.marylandconcrete.com.
For information on CE’s signature Pervious Concrete
Drain-Crete, call 301-932-5000 or visit www.ChaneyEnterprises.com/green