Green Building Design (Whole Building Concept) begins in the Parking Lot. LEED, the USGBC Green Building Rating System, recognizes pervious pavements in their application for certification credits. Since the early 1980’s, Magruder Construction’s personnel were among the first to see these commercial benefits of pervious concrete:
• Reduces Stormwater Runoff. Although pervious concrete was initially only approved as a porous pavement under the drip lines of trees, Magruder's personnel saw the importance of its permeability in storm water control and expanded its construction of the ridged pervious pavement to a continuous ribbon or train thoughout the parking lots.
More Efficient Land Use. Today's green LEED applications involve the placement of pervious concrete pavements in entire parking lots, driveways or limited use roadways. This layer acts as a structural base and as an onsite storm water detention basin.
Lower Overall Project Cost. The dual-use design of pervious pavement saves the developer a significant amount of money due to the fact it will greatly reduce, if not eliminate all together, the need of any conventional storm water infrastructure. This application may be applied where soils or not as porous as the sandy soils found in Florida.
The placement of the pervious concrete itself is, of course, another area where an elevated level of quality control must be performed. This high level of quality control along with highly experienced personnel has propelled Magruder Construction as the profound leader in the previous concrete pavement industry. We invite you to speak with us today about how our vast level of pervious concrete experience can assist you in your next project.