Rockflow has developed its innovative infiltration system, made up of stone wool elements, which provides a solution. The stone wool elements absorb the water and return it in a metered way to the ground. This application can be installed beneath the layer of earth and plants, which creates more space for the collection of water. Thanks to the stone wool elements, a swale containing Rockflow stone wool is also shallower than the traditional variant. This makes construction and maintenance somewhat easier: because the slope of the swale with the application of of Rockflow is less steep, the swale can be maintained with a ride-on mower.
Upgrading a swale with the Rockflow applications creates new opportunities. A swale is therefore not only simpler to maintain, but also increases the buffer capacity and increases the usage potential of that piece of land for residents. A swale equipped with Rockflow is flat and load-bearing, whilst the life of the water buffer function can be measured in years. This provides the opportunity to integrate the swale, for example as part of a park or green strip. Even existing swales, with problems with maintenance, can be reconfigured using this innovative infiltration system. Rockflow creates new opportunities for the collection of excessive rainwater in residential areas.
Nowadays, a great deal of attention is being paid to storing water in the environment. Smart water management can contribute to a healthy groundwater level. But in residential areas, the space for the collection of water is often restricted, so a swale has to be relatively deep in order to function properly.