Hydrorock Type D units can be used to buffer and drain in an environmentally friendly way.
The Hydrorock infiltration units have a fine-grained fiber structure in one direction. A vertical fiber direction promotes a buffering and infiltrating function, whereby the blocks are placed in standing position. A horizontal fiber direction promotes a drainage function. When draining rain water, the blocks must be placed horizontally. Thanks to the unique properties of Hydrorock, no slope is required for correct drainage.
Drainage with Hydrorock is applicable for…
prevention of flooding or drying out in rural areas;
improvement of the ecology of the soil: everything grows and blooms better on Hydrorock®;
realization of a good local water balance and cleaner “nutrition” of the groundwater.
Multifunctional Filter cloth
The filter cloth that surrounds the Hydrorock blocks has, besides the aesthetic property, several important functions:
The basic version of the membrane (standard version) ensures the same delivery speed to the bottom as a bare block of stone wool.
Prevent influx of small particles; ground or dust
Fractions on corners and edges are prevented
Handling and placing the blocks is easier
Growth of roots is prevented
Dimensioning of the blocks is more flexible
When placing, transporting and processing people do not come into contact with the bare stone wool
The filter membrane can be manipulated, so water infiltration can be delayed if desired. The infiltration direction can also be determined by treating the membrane.
Easy installation type D - horizontal
Hydrorock® units are available in slender blocks in various sizes and densities. The enormous buffer capacity and dimensions limit excavation work. Depending on the application, the blocks are placed one behind the other or next to each other and thus optionally form the desired buffer, drainage or infiltration system.
When draining, the blocks must be placed in a horizontal position (lying down). The sticker (this side up) that applies to buffering and infiltration is then precisely on the side. No slope is required. Always suitable for every desired capacity and situation. Digging of narrow channels is sufficient and costs for removing excess soil are limited. In short, flexibility and simplicity.
The best way to show the possibilities of Hydrorock, is to see the results.
The ‘Amsterdam City Archives’ relieves sewer system with Hydrorock infiltration buffers
The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam chooses for local infiltration system
Living on an estate in harmony with nature
Drainage solution for farmhouse in Krimpen aan den IJssel
Flooding of parking area in Amersfoort solved sustainably
Smart ‘dripping irrigation’ solution at fig plantation in Dubai
Rainwater infiltration Xiamen public green area, Haicang District China
Dry feet for students at the campus of the Electric Power University in Beijing
Prevention of flooding of streets in Shanghai
No pipework necessary
100% environment friendly
Frequently Asked Questions
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Where can I find the Hydrorock price overview?
For the most current prices, we advise you to contact your nearest Hydrorock International dealer. Look here for an overview of suppliers of Hydrorock solutions. They will be happy to make a customized offer for you. For prices and online ordering of individual Hydrorock® products you can look at the various web shops.
Is Hydrorock resistant against erosion by plant- and tree roots?
Hydrorock is produced from stone wool, a 100% natural material. It remains underground for decades in optimum condition. Hydrorock is resistant to erosion by plant and tree roots and will continue to function well for years. The cotton-based membrane of filter cloth does not mold or rot. It has a high breaking strength and is resistant to the natural substances in the soil. Stone wool is 100% recyclable. Flora and fauna thrive excellently on Hydrorock.
Can Hydrorock be used with high groundwater levels?
The infiltration blocks must always remain above groundwater level. The blocks would otherwise be filled with groundwater instead of surface water. Therefore, always check the groundwater level before you start construction. Local groundwater monitoring networks or the DINO counter (Data and Information from the Dutch Subsurface) can help you with this. At a high groundwater level, it is possible to work with blocks that have a lower height, such as the types D34 or D112.
How many Hydrorock infiltration blocks do I need?
The number of required Hydrorock® blocks depends on the surface, the groundwater level and the soil type. Use our calculator to calculate how many blocks you need. Our calculator for disconnecting rainwater can be found here. Look here for solutions to prevent flooding
How are the infiltration blocks placed?
Hydrorock blocks have a fine-grained fiber structure in one direction. A horizontal fiber direction promotes a drainage function. A vertical fiber direction promotes an infiltrating function. Due to the load-bearing capacity of the blocks, these must always be positioned in a vertical position for buffering and infiltrating action (the sticker with the text "this side up" is then on top). If bearing capacity is of secondary importance, the blocks can also be used horizontally for drainage purposes of surface and rainwater. For optimum drainage, we recommend placing the blocks one behind the other and in a horizontal position (lying down). You will find the placement instructions in the here.