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Aquabox is a better solution than dry wells

Geoplast, Aquabox vs concrete dry well

Both concrete dry wells and Aquabox are used for stormwater retention. The problem with dry wells, however, is their weight, which progressively increases with capacity, making them difficult to transport and install. They are also closed with a metal or a concrete cover, usually below ground, making inspection challenging, especially if there are multiple wells.

An Aquabox cube is made of plastic and weighs 9 kg no matter what. It is light, modular, and can be manually handled and installed. It is also stackable, creating no storage problems and greatly reducing transportation costs. It is also designed to be fully inspectable with a small wheeled camera for regular maintenance and cleaning.

To put it in numbers:
 

Basin type Concrete dry well Aquabox
Material

Concrete

Polypropylene

Weight per element

300 – 1500 kg

9 kg

Transport (13.6 m truckload)

50-110 m3

460 m3

Handling

Requires machinery

Manual

Installation

Slow and difficult

Fast and intuitive

Inspection

With dificulty

100 % inspectable

Concrete dry well

Aquabox

Material

Concrete

Polypropylene

Weight per element

300 – 1500 kg

9 kg

Transport (13.6 m truckload)

50 – 110 m3

460 m3

Handling

Requires machinery

Manual

Installation

Slow and difficult

Fast and intuitive

Inspection

With difficulty

100 % inspectable

 
Compared to dry wells, an Aquabox cube is 30 to 160 times lighter, over 4 times more compact, easy to transport, fast to install, and 100 % inspectable, which, in actuality, cannot be beaten by any traditional drainage system.

Contact us now to replace dry wells with Aquabox.

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