Pervious Concrete Training

Pervious Installer Training

Pervious Installer Training

Pervious Concrete can be easy to install. It is very different from regular concrete and if you don’t understand the 3 main components, you can find yourself doing the job twice. Mix Design, Placement and Curing are the main components in a successful Pervious Project. Understanding how to recognize and adjust during the pouring process is another staple method in a successful project. PCS can offer on the job training, consultation and Liaison capabilities between the Owner, Pervious Producer, GC and Installer. Our goal is to have a win/win for all Pervious Projects.

Ready Mix Producer Support

Ready Mix Producer Support

PCS can provide the Concrete Producer an ability to Brand and produce a high quality mix based on ACI/NPCPA Design Methods.   We have proven success throughout the country in Branding, Constructing a Mix based on Dry Rodded Unit Weight, Specific Gravity of the Aggregate and proper cement/water ratio to generate a flowable, workability mix for the contractor.  PCS can formulate a Plastic Weight Measurement to benchmark testing throughout every Project thus keeping the +5/-5 ACI standards in line with Specifications.

Support Services

Support Services

PCS offers detailed support services for all Pervious Projects.  We can provide detailed ACI Specification, Pre-Con meeting support,  Installer Certification so the Contractor can perform the job, Testing Requirement and Construction Management Support.

Pervious Testimonials

Rob and the staff at ProContractor Supply have been outstanding with their service and recommendations. From helping diagnose problems, suggesting mix designs with Pervious and suggesting the correct products to use, it makes it easy for us to partner with PCS!

 

Rick W. Tilson
Argos USA LLC.

Technical Services Manager

Pervious Equipment Experts

Pervious Equipment Experts

At PCS, we have all the experience in the world when it comes to Concrete Related Equipment. Our Pervious Equipment recommendations can be formulated based on the Contractors needs. We stock a full line of Bunyan, Lura and Allen Engineering Roller Screeds with all types of tube sizes.  We also have secondary tools components that are needed to perform the pervious job such as the Cross Roller and Roller Jointer. Talk to one of our experience Sales Personnel for assistance.

Internal Curing

Internal Curing

Internal curing is the process by which the hydration of cement continues because of the availability of internal water that is not part of the mixing water. Concrete curing technology has been challenged by the advent of modern concrete mixes. This includes pervious concrete, high performance concrete (HPC), decorative concrete, and shotcrete, among others. Also, in order to improve durability, many concrete mixtures incorporate supplementary cementitious materials (SCM) and/or utilize a much lower w/cm ratio. Both low w/cm and SCM present new challenges to conventional curing. Low w/cm decreases cement particle spacing leading to increased autogenous shrinkage while SCM generally requires moist curing for longer periods to hydrate.  PCS has partnered with ProCure who manufactures Hydromax, the key factor in creating the most optimal mix design possible. .

Hydromax

How does Hydromax work?

HydroMax® internal curing admixture provides an internal source of water necessary to replace that consumed by chemical shrinkage during hydration. As the cement hydrates, this water is drawn from the pores in the admixture’s water reservoirs and absorbed into the pores of the cement paste. This process assists traditional curing techniques and can minimize the development of autogenous shrinkage, help in avoiding early-age cracking, and improve strength. Concrete is improved by increased hydration from internal curing. Benefits include early age shrinkage reduction, resistance to early-age cracking, increased strength, decreased permeability, decreased warping, dimensional stability, resistance to freeze/thaw damage, resistance to chemical attacks, and resistance to raveling.
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