The Different Types of Channel Drains
Channel drains are manufactured from a number of different materials and each provides different benefits. Below we have listed the three most common types of channel drains.
- Plastic Channel Drains: Plastic or polypropylene materials are a popular choice for channel drain manufacturing as they are lightweight and durable. Because of this, transporting and installing plastic channel drains is made easy.
- Concrete Channel Drains: Concrete offers high strength, durability, and chemical resistance – something many look for in a good drainage channel. Concrete channel drains are popular in commercial areas where extensive drain installations need to be carried out in order to serve the building, car park, or airport effectively.
- Channel Drain Gratings: Available in a wide range of materials, from plastic to iron, channel drain gratings are an essential element of the design as they prevent debris from getting into the trough and blocking the flow of water. It’s probably safe to say that there are more gratings available than types of channels. So, whatever your budget and whatever the aesthetics you are trying to achieve, there will be a grating to suit.
How to Choose a Channel Drain
If you are considering channel drain installation for your property, there are a number of considerations you need to make:
Channel Drain Capacity: You need to consider how much water your channel drain is able to cope with. If you are unsure, call us today. Our experts will be able to advise you on the capacity requirements for your home.
Channel Drain Loading: It is also important to consider channel drain loading. That is, how much weight will be regularly placed on your channel drains? For example, are the channel drains being installed in a car park or an airport? If they are, it is important to consider how much weight the drains can take.
Aesthetic Appeal: It is worth considering the aesthetics you want to achieve with your channel drain installation. Thanks to the many grating options available for channel drains, it is possible to make your channel drain very discreet or a purposeful part of your property’s design.