Hydromedia concrete tackles surface and storm water management

  • 26 Aug 2016

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.

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