Drainage is an essential part of any home, but what exactly do you need when it comes to drainage systems? This can encompass a number of different elements including above ground and under ground drainage as well as guttering, downpipe and drainage channels. Below we have detailed exactly what is required to put together a high functioning drainage system for any type of property. 

Above Ground Drainage

Draining away water and waste from land can often be problematic, but thankfully, above ground drainage provides an easy solution. Using a series of drainage pipes, soil pipes and bends, water and waste is directed away from the land or property and disposed of or collected for later use. 

By employing above ground drainage, you are able to prevent the build-up of water or even flooding, in turn protecting the foundations of structures which could otherwise be affected by poor drainage systems.

Plumbing and Pipes

A well thought out plumbing system is important in any home in order to ensure easy flow and the efficient disposal of water and waste. Whether putting together a system or tending to repairs, you’ll need a high-quality selection of plumbing fittings and waste pipes at your disposal. 

The likes of flexi connectors, float valves, waste bends and waste traps all work in tandem to form one fluid system for your home. Without these components, your water and drainage would soon start to cause issues such as structural and property damage. 

Underground Drainage

If you prefer for your drains to be hidden away, underground drainage presents itself as the ideal solution. An underground drainage system aids in collecting and transporting excess water away from your land or property and disposing of it in a designated area. 

Of course, to ensure a smooth-running and efficient drainage system, you’re going to need high-quality components, this includes the likes of drain covers, pipes, soakaway crates, manhole covers and more. Without these components, your property and its surroundings run the risk of structural damage and unstable ground. 


Drainage Channels 

If you live in an area of land that is prone to water build-up, it pays to invest in a means of preventing any potential damage to your home. Drainage Channels are a simple and affordable solution to this potentially expensive problem. Installing a drainage channel allows you to drain water away from the foundations of your home, as well as surrounding paths, driveways and patios. This easy-to-install and long-lasting products are able to prevent water from collecting, stagnating and even causing structural damage to your property. Not sure on which load class you require? Read our guide below. 

Areas: Domestic and Pedestrian Pathways

Load Class Required: A15 

Features and Benefits: An A15 rated drainage channel is suited to areas such as garden paths and patios on domestic and residential properties where there is just light footfall. Browse all paving drainage channels

Areas: Domestic Driveways

Load Class Required: B125

Features and Benefits: A B125 rated drainage channel is ideal for driveways on residential properties where there is light vehicle traffic. Browse all driveway drainage channels

Areas: Private Roads and Car Parks

Load Class Required: C250

Features and Benefits: A C250 drainage channel is more suitable for private car parks and private roads where there is light to medium vehicle traffic. Browse all car park drainage channels

Areas: Public Roads and Heavy Traffic Areas

Load Class Required: D400

Features and Benefits: Areas where there is very heavy footfall or high levels of vehicle traffic requires a D400 rated drainage channel which can withstand heavy usage. Browse all heavy duty drainage channels

If you’re still not sure which drainage you require for your project, get in touch with our team, who will be able to provide info on what you need. Whether it’s the benefits of installing storm drains or the uses of sump units, our experts know everything there is to know when it comes to drainage.  

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