System design brief
In many cities the existing drainage system is not designed for the recent increase in prolonged and severe rain showers, resulting in increased street flooding. The client was experiencing growing inconvenience from deep puddles gathering in a parking area in the local city centre. Capacity of the drainage system was insufficient for dealing with more frequent heavy rainstorms and parking areas were experiencing increased flooding.
The Hydrorock Block System
Hydrorock’s new Aquifer SuDS solution ensures excess water is easily buffered and rapidly absorbed into Hydrorock Blocks under the existing infrastructure and then efficiently infiltrated into the soil. Flooding is prevented, disruption and inconvenience to people avoided, proper groundwater levels are maintained and soil condition is improved.
Installation of the Hydrorock Aquifer System allowed for the excess water to be readily absorbed and immediately solved the car parks flooding issues. Hydrorock Buffering & Drainage Blocks rapidly absorb 94% water of their cubic volume, then gradually release the water into the soil. The Hydrorock System can easily be retrofitted within the built environment, readily accommodating existing surface and underground infrastructure. Minimal groundwork and very rapid installation greatly limits local disruption in comparison with alternative solutions.
From an environmental perspective, the Hydrorock Blocks are a totally green aquifer which works to repair the broken natural water cycle; made from mineral wool which is a 100% natural material. Offering truly sustainable and environmental responsible solutions to complex water drainage problems in challenging locations. Additionally, Hydrorock High-Density Blocks can withstand HGVs.