Top 10 advantages of Aquabox over gravel
30 June 2022
Sand, gravel, and crushed stone are the most mined minerals on Earth. They are unsustainably sourced and reliant on massive amounts of transportation, which destroys local ecosystems and increases CO2 emissions. Aggregate use has also intensified by over 60 % in the last 20 years, although we have better solutions at hand. Aquabox offers at least 10 advantages:
Gravel is a virgin material that has to be extracted from the environment. Aquabox is made of recycled plastic that is both reusable and 100 % recyclable.
Less storage space
Gravel is difficult to store on worksites and has to be frequently restocked because of its massive volumes. One Aquabox pallet takes 3.14 m3, which can be unpacked into a 36 m3 basin.
Gravel requires vast amounts of transport, adding to the 6 % of CO2 emissions coming from heavy-duty vehicles. Aquabox is light, stackable, and takes 75 times fewer truckloads for the same-sized basin.
Gravel requires mechanical lifting and compacting equipment. Aquabox can be installed by individual workers, by simply placing and locking the elements together.
By reducing the need for heavy machinery, Aquabox allows better worksite productivity and decreased installation time, especially in small worksites surrounded by traffic.
3 times better efficiency
With a 96 % retention capacity, Aquabox holds 3 times more water than gravel, which makes it 3 times more efficient in improving flood resilience.
Reduced basin volume
With 3 times smaller excavation volume, Aquabox saves space in congested urban environments and reduces worksite labor, machinery, and time.
While gravel is not approachable for cleaning, Aquabox is 100 % inspectable, allowing easy maintenance during the basin’s life cycle.
While gravel can only be used for infiltration, Aquabox can also be used for water retention and harvesting for reuse.
Gravel basin efficiency depends on the quality of surrounding soil and can be prone to stagnating water buildup. Aquabox offers more control, keeping the collected water underground, away from outside conditions.
Contact us to use Aquabox in your next project.