A construction materials company in the UK has introduced a miraculous concrete that can absorb 4,000 liters of water in a minute, which is expected to be a useful solution when flooding occurs.
Absorbent concrete is called Topmix. It is designed with a super absorbent coating, which allows water to seep through the surface quickly and prevent stagnation.
In a recent test in a parking lot, this concrete was able to absorb 4,000 liters of water in just 60 seconds. The water from the sprayer quickly disappears after it spills onto the road.
Topmix – Super absorbent concrete. (Photo taken from video).
According to Lafarge Tarmac, their waterproof concrete products not only help cope with flooding, but also reduce the heat generated by the asphalt material generated during hot weather. For flood prone areas, this method can replace conventional concrete and effectively solve problems.
Mirror on 21/9 said, the idea of producing this special concrete comes from the desire to minimize the impact caused by floods. In fact, this is not a completely new idea. Water-repellent concrete has been around for nearly 60 years, but it is used to pave the bottom. Meanwhile, Topmix is the ideal material for parking lot surfaces and driveways.
The only problem with super absorbent concrete is cold weather, when water can freeze and cause cracking or surface damage.