Channel Drain typically comes in 1m lengths and should be fitted as full lengths wherever possible. We also supply a variety of accessories including channel drain end caps, channel drain outlets, channel drain corners and quadrants and sump units / silt traps. Both the channel drain and the channel drain accessories are available in either a black plastic or galvanised finish and certified to Load Class A15.
A15 Channel Drain is typically used for driveway, garage and pedestrian thresholds. Load ratings up to D400 are available, please contact the Sales Team should you have any questions or require a quotation.
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- What is the drainage channel?A drainage channel is a type of water management system that is designed to collect and direct excess water away from a particular area. It is typically a long, narrow channel or trench that is lined with concrete or other materials to prevent erosion and improve water flow. Drainage channels are commonly used in residential, commercial, and industrial settings to prevent flooding and water damage.
- How deep should a channel drain be?The depth of a channel drain will depend on the specific installation and the intended use. However, in general, channel drains should be installed at a depth of at least 6 inches to ensure proper drainage and prevent clogging. It is important to consult with a professional to determine the appropriate depth for your specific needs.
- Do channel drains need to slope?Yes, channel drains need to slope in order to properly drain water. The slope should be at least 1/8 inch per foot to ensure proper drainage.
- What is the difference between a French drain and a channel drain?A French drain is a trench filled with gravel or rock that redirects water away from an area, while a channel drain is a long, narrow drain that is typically installed in a driveway or patio to collect and redirect water. The main difference is that a French drain is installed underground, while a channel drain is installed on the surface.
- How deep is an ACO drainage Channel?The depth of an ACO drainage channel can vary depending on the specific model and purpose. However, they typically range from 2 inches to 6 inches in depth. It is important to consult the manufacturer's specifications for the specific model being used.