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Every commercial project comes with its own unique set of challenges and difficulties. At Avante Concrete, we take pride in our knowledge of the industry and utilize our experience to ensure efficient and quality completion of all projects. With over 25 years of quality workmanship in commercial concrete projects across the Lower Mainland, Avante as earned its reputation as an industry leader.

We define a successful project as one that was built safely, one where our schedule objectives and goals were achieved and one where the consultants and the client are satisfied with the overall performance and results. Your company’s dedication and the efforts certainly was one of the major reasons for the success of the Wal-Mart development. Bird Construction Company and its staff do thank you for your efforts and we look to repeat this success with your firm in future work.”
Project Manager, Bird Construction

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Avante Concrete specializes in the installation of machine and equipment pads. With our vast array of equipment and our experienced team we are able to complete the excavation, placing and finishing of your entire job.

No job is too big or too small. We’ve done everything from small 4X4 pad to as big as 150 feet long, 30 feet wide and 8 ft thick.

Hardscape is a vital part of any commercial project. Avante Concrete utilizes it’s vast range of experience, expertise and equipment to create hardscape for commercial developments across the Lower Mainland. We define a successful project as one that was built safely, one where scheduled objectives and goals are achieved and both the consultants and client are satisfied with the overall performance and results.

Pervious Concrete
Pervious concrete is a pavement system that allows water to drain directly through it into the ground. Pervious concrete pavement systems offer numerous benefits over traditional pavement systems such as asphalt, pavers and regular non-pervious concrete. The benefits positively effect the areas of storm water management, environmental concerns, financial bottom-line, and development growth. Pervious concrete is the pavement system of the future!

Environmental Advantages

Pervious concrete pavement is a unique and effective means to address important environmental issues and support green, sustainable growth. This proven green product captures stormwater and allows it to seep into the ground, to recharge groundwater and reduce stormwater runoff.
Beyond these environmental benefits, pervious concrete pavements are also safer for drivers and pedestrians. Because pervious concrete absorbs water rather than allowing it to puddle, it reduces hydroplaning and tire spray. In California, parks are installing pervious concrete pathways to provide disability access for people in wheelchairs.

A Pervious Concrete Pavement Can:
  • Reduce the amount of untreated runoff discharging into storm sewers.
  • Directly recharge groundwater to maintain aquifer levels.
  • Channel more water to tree roots and landscaping, so there is less need for irrigation.
  • Mitigate pollutants that can contaminate watersheds and harm sensitive ecosystems.
  • Eliminate hydrocarbon pollution from asphalt pavements and sealers.
  • Cool pavement by using the cooler earth temperatures from below.
  • Prevent the storing and radiating of heat back into the environment.
  • Reduce the need for lighting at night due to it’s light color. An energy-saving benefit!
Economic Benefits

In general, initial costs for pervious concrete pavements are higher than those for conventional concrete or asphalt paving. But total costs can be substantially lower. However, when you compare overall installation and life-cycle costs, pervious concrete is the clear winner. To properly calculate the savings, it is important to look at overall system costs not per square foot costs.

Reasons Pervious Concrete Is an Economical Choice…

Can decorative treatments be applied to pervious concrete pavements?

Many landscape architects like the organic, rough-textured look of plain pervious concrete. But for installers who want to enhance the aesthetics, there are several options. Integral coloring agents can be added to the concrete before its placed. Or water-based concrete stains can be sprayed onto the surface after installation. (Dont use solvent-based coatings or sealers because they can clog the voids in the pavement.) Because pervious concrete is much stiffer than standard concrete, patterns can’t easily be stamped into it. But it is possible to score decorative lines into the surface.

How strong is a typical pervious concrete pavement?

It’s possible to achieve pervious concrete compressive strengths of 3000 to 4000 psi and flexural strengths of 500 to 600 psi, which are on par with conventional concrete. With the use of admixtures, today’s pervious concrete mixes can be made with less water, which improves strength and durability. Also, better placement methods have resulted in tighter pavements that maintain point-to-point contact of all the aggregates while providing the necessary void content.

Can pervious concrete be used in climates exposed to freezing and thawing?

In most cases, the strength and durability of pervious concrete make it resistant to potential cracking from freezing and thawing. According to the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, pervious concrete that is partially saturated should have sufficient voids to accommodate the expansion caused by freezing of water.

What about maintenance?

Generally the only maintenance needed is to occasionally sweep, pressure wash, or vacuum the pavement to remove any debris that might clog the voids and inhibit water penetration.