We do Driveway and Garage Channels. Domestic and Commercial.

We do Driveway and Garage Channels. Domestic and Commercial.

Driveway channel drains are also called trench drains, drainage channels, or linear channels. These are linear drainage systems that are frequently used and commonly installed to immensely reduce the amount of excess water in your driveway, around swimming pools, decks & retaining areas, pedestrian areas, and more. This type of drainage system provides efficient management of surface water.

Materials used in channel drains

Plastic Channel Drains – Plastic or polypropylene drains offer the best balance between ease of use, shipping, and costs. It’s proven high-performance even if it is considered fragile or not very strong. This material has many advantages, including the following:

  • non-toxic
  • odor-free
  • lightweight
  • It does not absorb water. Resistant to temperature changes. 
  • Unaffected by solvents, acids, and wear. 

Concrete Channel Drains – are more robust and have higher chemical resistance. Concrete channels have the benefit of being cost-effective compared to other materials on the market. It also has a high resistance to compression. Compared to others, the only disadvantage this material has is that it is a weighty material.

Grating Material – Grating is commonly used in commercial locations. It’s the most efficient way to gather overflows, but the space at the top is installed so that people will not get their feet caught in the drains. Grating styles are called longitudinal slots, perforated gratings, mesh gratings, horizontal slots, solid gratings, heel-proof gratings, and diagonal slotter gratings.

Weight load classes

When selecting channel drainage, it’s crucial that you consider the weight-loading requirements before deciding which system to place in a specific area. Loading requirements are categorised into six standard classes, which are:

  • A15 – Light duty, pedestrian areas; gardens, patios, and driveways
  • B125 – Driveway for family cars, vans, and 4x4s.
  • C250 – Parking sides and small private car parks
  • D400 – Roadways; High traffic, public car parks.
  • E600 – Industrial, loading bays, cargo handling area.
  • F900 – Extreme Duty Applications; Docks and airports.

If you want drainage channel solutions, don’t hesitate to contact us for more information.