The durability of pervious concrete
under freezing and thawing conditions is becoming well documented (Ghaffori &
Dutta1995, Yang & Jiang 2002, Yang2011,Gesoglu et al. 2014); however no
documented deterioration due to freezing and thawing cycling in the field is
known to exist. Limited testing in freezing and thawing conditions indicates
poor durability if the entire void structure is filled with water. The F-T
resistance is measured in terms of mass loss after successive number of
Freeze-thaw cycles. In order to compute F-T resistance, researchers have used
different additives. Ghaffori & Dutta1995 used air-entraining admixtures in
concrete to improve F-T resistance. Yang & Jiang 2002 found that SF & SP
shown to improve F-T resistance. Tests indicate that entraining air in the
cement paste may improve resistance to freezing-thawing. Another study (Yang et
al. 2006) shows that partially saturated pervious concrete subjected to
freezing and thawing in air demonstrated substantially higher durability than
those subjected to freezing and thawing under water. Addition of small dosages
of fine aggregate or synthetic fiber has been reported to increase the F-T
resistance (Wang et al. 2006). Due to the lack of standard test method, in the
laboratory conditions ASTM C666 is used as a standard for F-T evaluation, which
was basically developed for conventional concrete. yang 2011, Polypropylene
fibers are seen to enhance the resistance of pervious concrete to repeated
freezing and thawing, whereas salt 
applications are noted to aggravate the deterioration. Aggregate
absorption has the greatest effect on the freeze-thaw durability of pervious
concrete. The average absorption for mixtures with acceptable freeze-thaw durability
was 0.82%. Mixtures with acceptable freeze-thaw durability also had higher
aggregate specific gravities _avg. 2.64_ and abrasion resistance _avg. 7.9%. (J.
T. Kevern, M.ASCE1; K. Wang, P.E., M.ASCE2; and V. R. Schaefer, P.E.,
M.ASCE,2010)