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Monday, 28 September 2015 11:10

Video: 'Thirsty' Concrete Absorbs Water!

Written by  TheStructuralEngineer.info
Video: 'Thirsty' Concrete Absorbs Water! Tarmac

The cement Topmix is designed to have a super-absorbent masking surface that allows water to seep through it instead of sitting, in an effort to combat flood.

The cement Topmix, is designed to have a super-absorbent masking surface that allows water to seep through it instead of sitting, in an effort to combat flood.
A video from this material being tested in a car park shows the 'thirsty' concrete receiving 4,000 lt of water in about a minute, with its majority to be disappeared almost as soon as it reaches the ground.

It has a permeable concrete layer that allows water to drain and it is based on a layer consisting of rubble.

This cement can contribute to preventing flooding but also could help to reduce heating in asphalt.

However, in areas suffering from extreme temperatures, the concrete is likely to suffer damage as the water below the concrete can freeze.

Watch the fascinating video provided under media below!

 

Source: sciencealert.com

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