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Are you constructing a patio or any other concrete structure in Cumbria? One of the most critical aspects of building with concrete is drainage. Proper drainage ensures that your structure lasts long and doesn't get damaged by water.
At Drainage Cumbria, we offer drainage solutions for concrete structures, including patios, driveways, and sidewalks. Our drainage systems ensure that water flows smoothly away from your structure, preventing water damage and erosion.
In this landing page, we'll take a deeper look at concrete drainage in Cumbria; we'll explore different drainage systems, how to install them, and the benefits that come with proper drainage.
Cumbria, located in the North West of England, is known for its erratic weather patterns. From heavy rain to snow, you need a proper drainage system to prevent water damage to your concrete structures.
Concrete is a porous material, so water can seep through it and cause damage to your structures. Water damage to your concrete structures can result in cracks, fissures, and other structural damages. Besides structural damages, excess water can cause surrounding erosion, which makes outdoor areas like patios, driveways and sidewalks unstable.
For this reason, proper drainage of your concrete structure is essential. At Drainage Cumbria, we offer drainage solutions that are designed to withstand different weather patterns in Cumbria.
Before selecting a drainage system for your concrete structure, you need to determine the type of water issues you are dealing with. The drainage system that works for you will depend on several factors such as the amount of rainfall you receive, the topography of your site, and the structure of the surrounding landscape.
A trench drain is a long, narrow drain that is installed in a trench that runs along the edge of your concrete structure. Trench drains are suitable for structures that receive a lot of rainfall, as the system can handle large volumes of water.
To install a trench drain, we excavate a narrow trench around the perimeter of your structure. We lay a prefabricated trench drain in the trench and connect it to the main drainage system. We backfill the trench with gravel or rock to create a stable foundation for the system.
Trench drains are the most common drainage systems for concrete structures, including patios, driveways, and sidewalks.
Channel drainage, also known as slot drainage, is designed to collect water on a concrete surface and direct it towards the appropriate drainage outlet. Channel drainage is suitable for areas that need to move a large volume of water quickly.
To install channel drainage, we create a shallow channel around the perimeter of your concrete structure. We lay a prefabricated channel drain in the channel, which collects water and redirects it to the appropriate outlet. We backfill the channel with gravel or rock to create a stable foundation for the system.
The main advantage of channel drainage is that it creates a seamless, aesthetically pleasing drainage system. Unlike trench drains, channel drains are hidden from sight, which helps improve the look of your property.
A French drain is a drainage system that directs water away from your concrete structure into a nearby drainage area. French drains are suitable for structures that are on sloped surfaces or areas with poor soil drainage.
To install a French drain, we excavate a trench around the perimeter of your structure. We lay a perforated pipe in the trench to collect water and cover it with a permeable landscape fabric. We backfill the trench with gravel or rock and direct it towards a drainage outlet.
French drains are effective in preventing water from collecting around your concrete structure. They are also suitable for eco-friendly solutions as water from French drain can be used for gardening or recycling purposes.
A downspout drain helps direct water away from your structure by collecting water from gutters and roofs and depositing it into a designated drainage area. Downspout drains are suitable for structures that are in areas with a lot of rain.
To install a downspout drain, we connect a pipe to your gutter system and direct it towards a designated drainage area. We can also install an underground drainage system to collect the water and direct it towards the appropriate drainage outlet.
Downspout drains are cost-effective, and they don't require extensive excavation or construction. They also prevent soil erosion around your foundation.
Proper drainage of your concrete structure brings with it several benefits.
Proper drainage of your concrete structure prevents water damage, which can result in costly repairs. By directing water away from your structure, you ensure that your concrete structure remains stable and strong.
Water erosion of patios, driveways, and sidewalks can cause surrounding areas unstable. Proper drainage helps prevent soil erosion around your structure, ensuring that the strength and stability of your property remain intact.
An improperly drained concrete structure can become slippery and dangerous, especially in areas with a lot of foot or vehicle traffic. Proper drainage helps prevent water from pooling on your concrete structure, improving its safety.
At Drainage Cumbria, we offer bespoke drainage solutions that are designed to meet your unique needs. Our experienced team of drainage experts will work with you to design and install a drainage system that is efficient, cost-effective, and aesthetically pleasing.
Give us a call today on 01228 734162 or email us at [email protected] to get started with your drainage project. You can also visit our website at drainagecumbria.uk to browse our services or request a quote.