In the gutter: City buoyant about its permeable concrete alleys

The city of Santa Monica, California, remains convinced that the use of permeable concrete on city alleyways contributes to the cause of effective stormwater management and reduction of pollutants entering Santa Monica Bay.

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Decorative Concrete, Terminology Worth Talking About

Decorative concrete is a term I stumbled upon 18 years ago after coming across a job site where concrete stains were being used to color the concrete inside a new salon in the mountain town of Murphy’s, California. The first thing I did was call a construction supply store near my home that sold these kinds of products and it was there I heard those words for the first time – decorative concrete.

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Taking the sustainable design road – permeable paving on Berkeley Street

It shouldn’t come as a total shock that a roadway surface constructed of permeable concrete materials would be designed and built in one of the country’s most progressive, environmentally conscious cities.

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