Pervious concrete can be helpful to horses, barns

03/25/2013 | The Horse

The use of permeable concrete can diminish the risk of injury to horses and prevent runoff in barns and stables, according to Stephen Higgins, of the University of Kentucky’s College of Agriculture. "Because of its filtering ability, pervious concrete doesn’t allow a meandering stream of soap suds, urine, and other wastes from flowing offsite," Higgins said. This means there is less chance of injury due to slipping. "The material also ... allows [the liquids] to drain slowly, allowing infiltration by the soil and utilization by plants."

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