How And When Do I Use A Channel Drain?

What Are Channel Drains?

Channel drains are used to remove large quantities of water from a flat paved or concreted area. Usually, they are installed at the bottom of a slope so that excess water runs into the drains

As surface water drainage, they’re often found on domestic properties to protect driveways and garages or to prevent excess water running into roads or carparks and creating a hazard for drivers. They are also commonly used at swimming pools to drain excess moisture from the sides of the pool.

There are two main types of channel drains. The first type has built in falls, which are often used to drain larger areas like car parks, then there are regular depth channel drains which are used when the surface has a natural slope to it.

When Do I Use Channel Drains?

Channel drains can be used for a variety of applications, however it’s important to consider what said application is before you choose which size or type you use.

For example, light duty areas like gardens will require drains that can hold less water weight than heavy duty area such as motorways and industrial estates. In short, it doesn’t really matter when and where you use a channel drain if it is the right equipment for the job, however it is important to consider which channel drain is used

At PBSL Group, we have a wide variety of both domestic and commercial channel drains for sale for any and every drainage need, as well as additional components to make installation as simple as possible for you. Shop our selection now.

How Do Channel Drains Work?

Channel drains are great drainage systems to use on sloping or flat ground to help divert large quantities of water.

The channel drains we stock are manufactured with a male and female end on each individual length which allows them to slot together and create longer lengths of drainage for every application.

You can then further attach the drainage to joins to allow the drains to connect as T bends, or you can attach end outlets to pipes and attach them to drains to help divert water from other sources, not just ground drainage.

This is the basic introduction to channel drains and what they do, but for more information, we have plenty more guides and tips to help you with installation, maintenance and more!