PERMEABLE CONCRETE MELBOURNE
The attractive concrete solution that doesn't affect water flow.
Ideal Choice for Sustainable Construction
As the name suggests, permeable concrete allows rainwater to seep through into the ground below – ideal for lasting concreting. It helps to prevent potentially harmful storm water run-off from entering our drains and waterways, as well as provides protection for our properties against floodwater and storms. In more recent years, permeable concrete has become essential in sustainable construction. In fact, it is one of the most effective and low-impact development techniques currently in use.
RESIDENTIAL PERMEABLE CONCRETE PROJECTS
Permeable concrete can be used in a variety of projects around the home, such as driveways, swimming pool surrounds, alfresco areas, paths and walkways (essentially, any external area that is affected by excess water). Our highly experienced Melbourne concreting team will work with you to design and install a concrete solution that is aesthetically pleasing while also helping you to control the impact of water on your property.
COMMERCIAL PERMEABLE CONCRETE PROJECTS
Permeable concrete can also be used around businesses and public areas, such as driveways, parking lots, tennis courts, paths and walkways. No matter the space, we can design and install a concrete solution that improves safety in that area. It can be used to eliminate the risk of ponding over roads, for example, ensuring that drivers are safe when driving in rainy conditions.
Think Permeable Concrete Is The Right Choice For Your Project?
Your Permeable Concrete Questions Answered
Essentially, it’s made using single-size aggregates with little to no fine particles (like sand) added. When we add the cement paste, it coats the aggregates and locks them together into a single substance. The absence of fine particles creates a structure with pores, which allows water to pass through to the ground below.
Although it may seem like the presence of pores would make permeable concrete weaker than its plain counterpart, be reassured that it’s just as strong. Remember that water can actually compromise the integrity of concrete over time, so allowing it to be drawn away from the surface actually makes the paving stronger.
When it rains on a traditional concrete surface, the water runs directly off into the stormwater system. In times of heavy rain, the system can quickly be overwhelmed and flooding can occur. Permeable concrete allows water to trickle down through the surface where it’s slowly and evenly released into the ground. Whilst some runoff will occur, it is significantly reduced.
The Multifaceted World of Concrete
Venture into the fascinating sphere of concrete, a resource that effortlessly marries utility with aesthetics, championing a diversity that’s second to none. From the rustic allure of stones in exposed aggregate, to the sleek sophistication of polished concrete, the flood-mitigating genius of permeable variants, or the striking beauty inherent in architectural concrete; our repertoire is a testament to the symbiotic fusion of robustness and design that concrete facilitates.
Exposed Aggregate Concrete
We harness the decorative potential of exposed aggregate concrete, spotlighting the innate charm of embedded stones for a texturized, visually captivating finish that's built to last.
Delve into the timeless charm of concrete benchtops; a seamless blend of opulence and utility. Sculpted to emulate the raw allure of natural stone or to radiate an edgy industrial vibe, Italcon Concreting breathes life into your vision, crafting tangible sophistication.
Polished concrete, another of our specialties, bestows a suave, contemporary aesthetic. By meticulously grinding and polishing the concrete to a lustrous, smooth finish, we underscore the inherent beauty of the material, while presenting a flooring solution that is as robust as it is easy to maintain.
Our colour-infused, vibrant coloured concrete serves as a customizable canvas for your creative desires, infusing your concrete surfaces with personality and style without compromising their inherent durability and practicality.
With architectural concrete, we bridge the gap between imaginative design and functional integrity. Be it residential homes or commercial edifices, we craft visually engaging elements that aesthetically enrich spaces without compromising on structural robustness.
WHY ITALCON CONCRETING?
We don’t just want to meet your expectations, we want to exceed them. We are dedicated to working closely with our clients every step of the way.
With many years of experience in concreting and formworking, our team is passionate about expert workmanship and sculptural beauty.
Every project we work on is important to us – every aspect is carefully considered from start to finish. We also place an emphasis on safety in all our work.
PERMEABLE CONCRETE WORKS FOR EVERYONE
Whether you’re undertaking a project around your home (such as pouring a new driveway), around your business (such as adding some walkways) or even working alongside the council (such as on a building development), permeable concrete offers many advantages that are just too good to pass up. From being more sustainable to improving safety by eliminating slip hazards, permeable paving can be used almost anywhere.