When considering a driveway channel drain there are a few things to take into account including load rating, weather, and expected water flow. Drains for pedestrians allow for polymer grates where drains for cars call for ductile iron grates. Things like snowmelt can degrade the polymer. Freeze and thaw cycles can break certain channel materials.
A pre-sloped trench drain system is made of a channel, end cap, end outlet, grate, and catch basin. Trench drain systems can come in a variety of materials including HDPE, iron, steel, polymer, fiber reinforced concrete, polymer concrete, and precast concrete.
Proper product choice and installation can mitigate future water damage concerns. The Swiftdrain 600 is a pre-sloped residential trench drain system which suitable for most driveway applications.
The Swiftdrain 600 trench drain system features smart design including pre-sloped channels, anchors for rebar, and slip joints for fast and easy installation. Grate options include a polymer, cast iron, ductile iron, galvanized steel, decorative bronze, and stainless steel. Channels are made of HDPE.
Depths start at 4.75" and can be extended upwards of 24" depending on-site requirements.
Channels are pre-sloped 1%. Channels come numbered and have slip joints for fast and easy installation.
A well-executed driveway channel drain system comes down to proper planning, proper choice, and installation.
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