Hydromedia combines the durability of concrete with advanced drainage technology, uniquely engineered to rapidly direct storm water from streets, parking surfaces, driveways and pavements.
Unlike conventional concrete, Hydromedia has a high void content of 15 – 35 per cent, allowing for surface water to drain through into the sub-base for storage and then dissipate slowly, reducing the risk of surface water flooding and watercourse contamination.
Chris Husdon, Aggregate Industries’ Managing Director of Asphalt & Readymix said:
“Only around 10 per cent of rainwater is absorbed into the ground in towns where there is a lot of hard landscaping and limited green space. With the MET Office predicting a continued increase in pluvial flooding and rainfall extremes, action needs to be taken now so that the built environment can continue to grow without the risk of wide-scale flooding.
“The majority of our existing drainage systems are designed to remove rainwater as quickly as possible from where it falls and direct it into watercourses or drains. This means in the cases of prolonged, heavy rainfall the public sewer system quickly reaches its capacity and consequently overflows.
“Hydromedia can play a fundamental role in the majority of drainage system designs, providing a practical, long-term answer to surface water flooding that can be implemented quickly and cost effectively.”
The Hydromedia range is made up of Hydromedia pedestrian; Hydromedia car park and Hydromedia underlayer - suitable for a variety of different applications including footpaths, car parks and sports or recreational areas.
Hydromedia comes complete with the option of integral colour, designed to offer both decorative and functional hardscaping opportunities.
For more information on Hydromedia call 01455 288354 or visit www.aggregate.com.