How It Works
HydroBlox moves water from where you don’t want the water to where you want TO TAKE the water.
HydroBlox planks are installed in a wet area and continued on to where you want to take the water. On a level run, the water moves from plank to plank by water pressure. As one plank fills up with water, the void spaces fill and pressure builds. It’s that pressure that pushes the water from plank to plank because water always seeks the path of least resistance. This allows you to install HydroBlox in a level area without a need for any downward slope.
The simple truth is that water follows the path of least resistance. The planks offer the path of least resistance compared to the surrounding soil which is exponentially more dense than the HydroBlox boardS which have between 42% - 46% void space. In simple terms, it’s easier for the water to flow through the HydroBlox boards than it is to penetrate into the adjoining soil
The irregular pattern of the HydroBlox “noodles” which makes up the HydroBlox plank provides small spaces (voids) inside the board for the water to pass through. This weave is tight enough that it will not allow silt or soil inside the plank, but will allow the water to flow freely. This will also prevent any clogging
HydroBlox is much stronger than pipe and will not crush over time. Unlike pipe, NO aggregate and geotextile are required. HydroBlox truly is an underground gutter system
Passive Storm-water Control
HydroBlox and our unique water management solution can be easily connected into any existing drainage infrastructure or it can be used to redistribute clean water (filtered from silts) into the natural environment.
With the unique water conveyance and filtration qualities of HydroBlox, you have an unparalleled ability to passively control and channel stormwater back into natural aquifers.
HydroBlox is manufactured from 100% recycled thermoplastics.
It is estimated for every 500 meters of HydroBlox our water management solutions and manufacturing technologies are able to reprocess 2.5 tonnes of recycled plastic.
Research has shown that for every tonne of HydroBlox produced, the equivalent of 2 tonnes of CO2 emissions are saved.