Introducing...
HydroBlox™
Exclusively distributed by Lee Supply

What it is:
HydroBlox™ is a unique solution to controlling how and where water flows.

This permanent, non clogging filtration and water dispersement system resembles a black hunk of “mac & cheese” with its intertwining noodles and intermittent specs of color. HydroBlox™ performs its main function of moving water from one place to another by using the basic principal of gravity and that water will take the route with least resistance.

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How it’s made:
HydroBlox™ is environmentally friendly!

The patented manufacturing process uses 100% recycled plastics and can even utilize hazardous plastic waste materials - making them safe without chemicals or other hazmat procedures. The final product is individual light weight 9˝wide x 10´long planks that are easily handled, maneuvered, and joined - on site - using common hand tools and fasteners.


How it works:

Bury HydroBlox™ in an area where you need to control the water. The planks can be laid flat, placed on edge or even stacked. There is no need for heavy equipment, geotextiles, drainage pipe, sand or aggregate. Just establish the proper slope, install the HydroBlox™ and backfill - they will not crush or settle!

As water is introduced to the planks (that absorb only water, not dirt or silt)*, filling the microscopic cracks and crevasses throughout the product, the planks get saturated. This is where gravity and the “laziness” of water take over - the water would rather flow downward an utilize the easier path through HydroBlox™ than “fight” its way back to its origin. Once one plank is saturated, the water then flows from plank to plank to its final destination - chosen by you!**

* Water is absorbed and
travelsthrough HydroBlox™ while the fines are filtered.

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** Water is released
from HydroBlox™ when daylight is reached.

Even though over 70% of the earth is covered with water -
there are some places where we just don’t want it...

On Slippery Slopes!

Slope Stabilization – HydroBlox HydroPlanks offer exceptional drainage performance and erosion control for slopes and embankments. HydroPlank’s high-load strength and drainage capacity allow you to better manage stormwater to stabilize hillsides and prevent damaging mudslides along roadways, oil and gas pipelines, construction sites, and other infrastructures. Compatible with either hard or soft landscaping.

HydroBlox HydroPlanks offer erosion control for slopes and embankments.
HydroPlank’s high-load strength and drainage capacity allow better management of stormwater.
HydroBlox HydroPlanks are compatible with either hard or soft landscaping.

Where We Work, Sleep, and Play!

Stormwater – using it or moving it...
A) There is no better medium for green roofing and certainly no other product is as light weight and easy to install as a HydroBlox Green Roof System.
B) The development of green infrastructure and stormwater mitigation techniques on private property is a problem that now has a green solution and effectively complies with the MS4 requirements. HydroBlox Stormwater Systems are a superior alternative to typical drywells or trenches.
C) Why HydroPlanks for Turf and Sports Drainage? An example - In just 3 hours, 250 feet of HydroPlanks were installed in an extremely swampy playing field. The overall project was made significantly less expensive by eliminating the need for aggregate and geotextile, and future recurring field.

No other product is as light weight and easy to install as a HydroBlox Green Roof System.
HydroBlox Stormwater Systems are a superior alternative to typical drywells or trenches.
HydroPlanks is the perfect solution for turf and sports drainage.

A Farm!

Solar - The newest HydroBlox patent pending application is now being used in solar field farms to control the water that cascades from solar panels. This innovative use of HydroBlox dramatically reduces the cost of construction of the solar panel field, but most important: allows rainwater to seep back into the soil. The HydroBlox Planks are installed along the drip line of each row of solar panels. The water then travels to a swale and is returned back to the soil.

HydroBlox dramatically reduces the cost of construction and allows rainwater to seep back into the soil.
The newest HydroBlox patent pending application is perfet for solar farms.
HydroBlox can help control the water that cascades from solar panels.

Products

Engineered & Fabricated
HydroBlox™ Products

HydroBlox™ DuraFence

DuraFence
A silt fence of HydroBlox (DuraFence) does not rip, contain mold that is harmful to livestock and can be washed and reused.

HydroBlox™ FilterBox

HydroBlox™ FilterBox
Our FilterBox is a highly efficient, low-maintenance alternative to the traditional dewatering pump, and does not clog or fill with silt.

HydroBlox™ HD - High Density Material
HydroBlox™ HD

HydroBlox HD is a heavier and more durable product that allows trafficking directly on the plank. It is identifiable by it’s light grey color.

HydroBlox™ 360 - Environmentally Friendly Material
HydroBlox™ 360

HydroBlox 360 is the result of a new method to reuse plastic from the oil & gas industry. The result is the most environmentally friendly and technically superior product on the market.

Technical Information

ASTM C566-97 Water Absorbtion:
HydroBlox absorbers 605% more fluid than aggregate
ASTM C127-07 and ASTM E2380-09 Drainage/Flow Rate:
The flow rate for HydroBlox is 39.47 gallons per minute per square foot. Even by sealing 48% of the surface area of HydroBlox the flow was only reduced by 10.39%.
The conclusion is that HydroBlox is an excellent material for drainage and exceeds other forms of plastic exfiltration systems or construction materials used for the same purpose.
ASTM D5312-04 Freeze/Thaw Cycling:
Aggregates and cast stone have a net weight loss of between 1% to 15%. These materials crack and are transported away as fines. HydroBlox after 45 cycles of -5 ̊F to 74 ̊F lost just .017%.
This is a difference of 5010%
ASTM C831 Expansion/Contraction:
HydroBlox's expansion and contraction is the same as other types of plastics used for drainage and construction. However, the compression strength of HydroBlox is far greater than any other plastic drainage material. Please see next result.
ASTM D1621-10 Compression Strength:
Even though HydroBlox is not a “solid” plastic, the compressive strength is over 36,000 lb./square foot with a 10% deformation. Even at 5000 PSI there is no drop in the loading of HydroBlox.

Detailed results of independent laboratory testing supplied upon request