image004

Hydromedia concrete tackles surface and storm water management

  • 26 Aug 2016

  • Share

Hydromedia is the latest fast draining concrete solution developed by Aggregate Industries for surface and storm water management.

The solution is made up of three products – Hydromedia pedestrian, Hydromedia car park and Hydromedia underlayer – suitable for a variety of different applications to redirect storm water from streets, parking surfaces, driveways and pavements.

Hydromedia differs from conventional concrete due to its high void content of 15-35%. This allows surface water to drain through into the sub-base for storage and then slowly dissipate, reducing the risk of surface water flooding and watercourse contamination – a common concern with the majority of existing drainage systems.

Aggregate Industries’ managing director of Asphalt & Readymix, Chris Hudson, explains: “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.

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.”

All three Hyrdomedia products are available with the option of integral colour, designed to offer both decorative and functional hard landscaping solutions.

Visit the Aggregate Industries website

Leave a Reply

More articles

Kestrel

Mastering dry verge with Kestrel

Roofline experts Kestrel are launching a fast-install, new dry verge system, which will set the standard for quality.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Regulations & Accreditations, Innovations & New Products, Posts, Roof Edge Protection, Roofs

  • Share
Abloy

Fire Door Safety Week with Abloy UK

To mark Fire Door Safety Week, which starts today (24 September), security expert Abloy UK has highlighted alarming statistics.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry Events, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Regulations & Accreditations, Doors, Exhibitions and Conferences, Health & Safety, Posts, Security and Fire Protection, Training

  • Share
GGF

GGF Members Day heralded a roaring success

Almost 100 delegates attended the GGF’s recent Annual Members’ Day, held at The National Motorcycle Museum in Solihull.

Posted in Articles, Building Associations & Institutes, Building Industry Events, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Exhibitions and Conferences, Glass, Glazing, Posts, Seminars

  • Share
Delta Membranes

Delta launch new Flood Resilience Brochure

Waterproofing experts Delta Membranes have launched their new Flood Resilience Brochure, covering construction measures on offer to prevent flood damage.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Services, Building Systems, Damp & Waterproofing, Membranes, Posts, Publications

  • Share