Meeting the water challenges of today and tomorrow.
Water patterns are changing. Extreme weather events, rising temperatures, cyclones and heavy rainfall are becoming more frequent. Damage by excess water is a significant challenge for councils, insurers, urban designers, engineers and property owners.
Hydrorock’s innovative and sustainable water management products help protect people, property, infrastructure and the environment from the impacts of excess water.
Urbanisation and the water cycle.
Passive irrigation: keep the water where you need it the most.
A Sponge City = A Green City = A Cool City = A Livable City
Stone wool – a 100% natural water management solution
Hydrorock’s infiltration stone wool blocks intercept, store and slowly release excess roof water, stormwater and groundwater in an environmentally friendly way. Stone wool is extremely efficient in absorbing and retaining large volumes of water. Due to its open space 3D fibre network, the stone wool blocks can retain up to 95% of its volume.
The stone wool system can be designed in such way that the volume is available again for the next rain shower within 24 hours. This can be done by infiltration, free outflow or a combination of both.
When placed underground, the unique composition of the stone wool withstands erosion from plant and tree roots. The blocks can be wrapped in geotextile fabric that is mould and rot resistant. The blocks’ dense fibre cohesion has a high breaking strength and a load capacity of up to 4000kg/m2, making it suitable for numerous applications varying from gardens to road construction.
Stone Wool 3D Fibre Network
Water Absorption Speed
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What is Hydrorock?
Hydrorock elements are made from lightweight stonewool, a 100% natural fibre. Stonewool is extremely efficient in absorbing and retaining large volumes of water. Due to its open space 3D fibre network, the stonewool elements can retain up to 95% of its volume. Literally made of (basalt) rock and therefore contains all properties of stone: strong, hardly deforms under pressure and completely recyclable. Encased in a membrane of erosion resistant cloth, is it a very strong solution.
The smart, eco-friendly water management solution
Simple, versatile and easy to install
Hydrorock’s infiltration products can be used in large and small settings, around residential homes, commercial developments, roof gardens, parks, gardens, sporting fields and in construction.
The stone wool products are available in various shapes and sizes, including tiles suitable for shallow applications such as sporting fields and green roofs. They can easily be connected to manage small to large volumes of water, and each unit or tile can hold between 22 to 440 litres of water.
Depending on the application, units are placed either on top of each other or beside one another to form the required buffering, drainage or infiltration solution. When managing large volumes of water, units with integrated piping can be used to direct excess water straight into the storm water system.
Digging narrow trenches is sufficient for installation, which minimises excavation work and lowers the cost of removing surplus soil.
Stone wool is incredibly lightweight, making the units easy to install by one person. The units can easily be cut-to-size (on site once delivered) or custom ordered.
Stainless steel drainage grates, filters and sand traps with leaf separators are also available.
Stone Wool Tiles placed beneath sports fields
9 x D170 Blocks managing 1530L of water
Manage your water and utilise space at the same time
The results speak for themselves...
Hydrorock effectively manages water, no matter how large or small the setting.
Sport and Leisure
- Golf courses
- Sport fields
- Parks / Playgrounds
- Roof Gardens / Podiums
- Vege gardens
- Rain gardens
- Rail and Roads
- Residential properties
- Commercial development
- Sediment control
- DIY for urban and rural drainage solutions
Hydrorock Australia is the licensed distributor of the Hydrorock range of sustainable water management products in Australia and New Zealand. The Hydrorock product range is manufactured in the Netherlands using stone wool as the base material; sustainably produced by ROCKWOOL. There are currently no other sustainable water management products in Australia or New Zealand known to use stone wool as the base material.