Our civil construction company in Melbourne handle many projects that require upgrades and repairs due to flooding problems. An example of where Eifers were called upon to address a flooding issue, was on the grass taxi way at the Lilydale Airport. The project required the supply and pouring of 2250 square metres of concrete, in which our civil contractors in Melbourne chose to use pervious concrete.
Pervious concrete is a special type of concrete with a high prosperity that allows water and other sources to run through it, in order to reduce the runoff of water from a site. This type of concrete is perfect for airport runways such as Lilydale’s as it reduces flooding on the runway, limiting the risk associated with plane take offs and landings. By using pervious concrete in our civil works in Melbourne, we are working towards more eco-friendly and sustainable solutions in the construction industry. Pervious concrete also naturally filters storm water and allows the water to infiltrate the soil beneath, rather than run off pollutant loads into streams, rivers and ponds.
When supplying pervious concrete, our construction company in Melbourne must engage in a deeper poor in comparison to other concrete products, meaning more concrete is needed. However, in the long run, this is more cost effective as the pervious concrete is a durable and long-lasting solution, especially in areas that are prone to flooding.
For more information regarding the benefits of pervious concrete, please contact our civil construction company in Melbourne today.