Concrete Absorbs Gallons of Water

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+4 1. Calvinius commented 9 years ago

Californians are crying now!
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+7 2. curator commented 9 years ago

To bad it can not be used anywhere, where in winter it drops below freezing.
The frozen water would expand and crack the concrete open.
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+10 3. sunnydaze4me commented 9 years ago

As the pores in the surface of the concrete fill with dirt and oily road grime it becomes less and less permeable.
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+6 4. mosfet23 commented 9 years ago

And all that oily road grime seeps into the water table even quicker vs being held in the concrete a bit more.

// modern technology - solving 1 problem while creating 3 new ones
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+1 5. Gringo_el_Diablo commented 9 years ago

#4 you're right when you solve 1 problem and create 3 new ones but your fixing that problem and improving on fixing the new problems. You gotta fix the shit outta that one problem till its done and fixed. These kinda problems are like a Rubic's Cube. It'll piss you off and drive you beyond crazy but it can be done. :squirrel:
#1 Cali is crying because they have a drought and they're water is being sold off to Walmart. Its not like they can buy water from another state they just do it cause of contracts before the drought but at this point they NEED to look somewhere else to buy water from...perferbly from a state that isn't part desert. There is a state that's called "Land of 10,000 Lakes" for christ's sake. :x
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+1 6. Shelfen commented 9 years ago

Floods that dig away asphalt roads usually dig under the asphalt and the asphalt just gives away after the support is taken.

A lot of rain would likely move the rock grain underneath the asphalt and make the ground unstable.

This is an parking lot Asphalt that could be used on city roads with an drain system built underneath it.

Like #5 fixes 1 problem creates 10 more.

Though its a really god asphalt for removing the surface water when its raining and increases sight and awareness for drivers.
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+3 7. Judge-Jake commented 9 years ago

#6 Since when did God get into the Asphalt business? There has to be a monopolies commission issue here. While on the subject why is there only one monopolies commission and why does only one company make the game Monopoly :S :squirrel:
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+1 8. thundersnow commented 9 years ago

#7 hahaha...made my day :D :D :D
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+1 9. sux2bu commented 9 years ago

#2 They use special methods in cold climates where there is a freeze-thaw cycle and they do it by using air-entrained cement paste and larger aggregate. (i)

#6 While the permeable asphalt that you mention is also used for allowing stormwater to percolate into the underlying rock and crushed stone aggregate support/bedding layer and then into the underlying soil , this video is about permeable concrete that does the same thing. :)
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0 10. LaoMa commented 9 years ago

#9: Even so, concrete wouldn't last a winter under the beating of studded tires or snow chains.
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0 11. Noobeater commented 9 years ago

Drained to where? Its not like all the water can just disappear. Also annoying music.
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0 12. thundersnow commented 9 years ago

#11 Because I did not find the music annoying I could not up-vote you..