Drainage Cumbria, a highly trusted drainage company in Cumbria, provides high-quality and cost-effective solutions for all drainage problems. We specialize in drainage and sewage systems, and we cater to all kinds of clients, from homeowners, to commercial enterprises, and public utilities.
One of the most common issues we encounter is poor drainage that leads to water accumulation, flooding, and erosion. Landscaping, surface water from rainfall, and even household waste can all contribute to drainage issues. Thats why we offer effective and efficient drainage solutions that can handle any volume of water.
One of the most effective products that Drainage Cumbria has in its arsenal is the drainage channel. In this landing page, we will discuss what drainage channels are, how they work, and how you can install them in your property.
A drainage channel is a trough or a linear pit dug into the ground that collects and drains any liquid matter, including rainwater, surface water, or effluent. It is commonly used on driveways, patios, and other outdoor sports or recreational areas. Unlike trench drains, which are usually deeper and more complicated, drainage channels are easier to install and maintain.
At Drainage Cumbria, we offer a wide variety of channel types and sizes that cater to every need, from low-traffic pedestrian areas to heavy-duty loading docks. Our channels come in different materials, such as polypropylene, concrete, and polymer concrete, and are rated according to their load-carrying capacity, water volume intake, and flow rate.
A drainage channel works by collecting water from the surface of the ground and channeling it towards a designated drain pipe. The channel is usually installed near a pavement edge or alongside a building, and it is sloped downhill to facilitate water flow.
The channel is also equipped with a grate or a cover that prevents debris, trash, or small objects from entering the channel and clogging the drain. The grate or cover also acts as a safe surface for pedestrians and vehicles to walk or drive on. Drainage channels can be equipped with a variety of grates, from simple slotted designs to modern, decorative patterns.
Installing a drainage channel is a relatively easy and straightforward process. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to fit a drainage channel in Cumbria:
First, you need to choose the right drainage channel that matches the size and the load capacity of your area. At Drainage Cumbria, we provide a wide range of channels that cater to different needs, from residential gardens to industrial warehouses. Once you have selected the channel, make sure to check the weight and the dimensions of the channel as well as the load-bearing capacity of the drainage channel.
Next, you need to plan the placement of the drainage channel. Ideally, drainage channels should be placed along the edges of the area, with a gentle slope that allows water to flow towards the drain pipe. Measure the length of the area that requires drainage and calculate the number of channels required.
With the help of a shovel, excavate a trench along the marked edges of the area. Make sure that the trench is wide enough to accommodate the drainage channel and has a slope of 1% towards the drain pipe.
After you have dug the trench, add a bedding layer of sharp sand or concrete. The bedding layer should be approximately 10 to 15mm thick and leveled with a trowel.
Carefully place the drainage channel on top of the bedding layer. Make sure that the channel is leveled horizontally and sloped towards the drain pipe. Connect the channel to the drain pipe using suitable connectors.
Once the channel is connected, secure it in place with adjustable feet or fixings. Make sure that the channel is flush with the surface of the pavement and is not wobbling.
Finally, install the grate or the cover on top of the drainage channel. Secure it in place using appropriate screws, bolts, or clips. Check that the grate or cover is flush with the surface of the pavement and is not protruding or jutting out.
Installing a drainage channel in Cumbria can bring numerous advantages, including:
The cost of a drainage channel depends on several factors, such as the material, the size, the load-carrying capacity, the type of grate or cover, and the complexity of the installation. At Drainage Cumbria, we offer competitive prices and a transparent pricing strategy, with no hidden fees or extra charges. Our prices start from as little as 19 (ex. VAT) for a Class A15 polymer concrete channel drain.
Drainage Cumbria covers the entire region of Cumbria and its surrounding areas, including:
-Carlisle -Kendal -Barrow-in-Furness -Penrith -Keswick -Workington -Whitehaven -Ulverston -Windermere
At Drainage Cumbria, we take pride in delivering fast, efficient, and reliable solutions for any drainage problem you may have. With over 20 years of experience, we have built a reputation as a trusted and professional drainage company in Cumbria and the North West of England. Our engineers are fully trained and certified, and our services are insured and guaranteed.
Get in touch with us today and experience the best drainage solutions in Cumbria. Call us on 01228 734162 or send us an email at [email protected]. You can also check our website, drainagecumbria.uk, for more information and a free quote.