An Asphalt That Drinks Up 4,000 Liters Of Water!

Friday, September 25, 2015 |
That is impressive!

This invention will put an end to the problems that face areas susceptible to heavy rains and floods! A UK-based company Lafarge Tarmac has developed permeable asphalt able to rapidly absorb a large amount of water.

The video of the material being tested in a car park shows the concrete 'sucking up' 880 gallons (4,000 liters) of water in 1 minute! Most of it disappears almost as soon as it hits the ground...isn't that impressive?

The concrete allows water to filter down through it into a loose aggregate layer below, which can hold the water and allow it to gradually filter into the soil beneath. This bizarre concrete will be the ultimate solution to tackle flash flooding in paved urban areas!

Credits: Lafarge Tarmac

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