The installation of two bio-retention basins in Bardon Ridge required a powerful machine to complete the job quickly and efficiently. Find out why The Hills Rockslinger was the ideal solution.
The Hills Rockslinger installed two bio-retention basins for Western Earth Moving in Bardon Ridge, a suburb in the Sutherland Shire NSW. The material installed included blue metal and other filtration media at specified amounts.
The work was completed in one and a half days with a total of 900 cubic metres of material placed through the powerful machine. A 15T excavator loaded the Rockslinger onsite to create an efficient and exact system, enabling the job to be done quickly without compromising the basin’s structural integrity.
ONE TONNE A MINUTE
The Hills Rockslinger can install material one tonne per minute directly into place via a line of site slinger system. It has been used for filling trenches, planter boxes, drainage systems and even pool refits. The speed and accuracy of the truck is useful where time and money is tight or where machinery can’t travel.
The technology was introduced to Australia originally by The Hills Bark Blower company and recognised as a cost-effective and quick labour-saving device. The Hills Rockslinger trucks complement the Bark Blower system where logistics are challenging or where time is important.
WHAT IS A BIO RETENTION BASIN?
Bio-retention basins slow the flow of stormwater and facilitate filtration for eventual flow into the broader stormwater system. These basins are often installed around new development and other manmade hard surfaces that may result in increased volumes of water runoff.
A well-designed bio-retention basin can enhance the natural and visual amenity of an area, where water, plants and wildlife gather to enjoy an ecosystem carrying out a functional stormwater job.
These installations are made up of layers of material with different permeability characteristics. The water flows into and through the profile of the basin in a controlled manner, filtering and directing both the liquid and debris. In a good design, the FAWB (Facility for Advancing Biofiltration) guidelines are referred to for best results.
For more on installation methods for bio-retention, call The Hills Rockslinger on 1300BLOWIT or visit the website.