Where should a drainage channel be placed?

Installing channel drain in paving If you’re fitting channel drainage into block paving, it is best practice to place the channel drain at the lowest point of the problem area, taking advantage of the slope which will force the rainwater to run off into the channel drain.

What is ACO drainage channel?

ACO Drainage, Channel Drainage or Linear Drainage is a method of draining surface water from hard surfaces such as tarmac or paving, using a long narrow drain covered by a grating which drains water along its entire length.

Can ACO drains be laid level?

Slopes are unnecessary A common misconception is the belief that a slope is needed for water to drain effectively. However, this is not necessary. As long as the channel is laid flat and level, the water will be able to flow, providing the outlet is below the level of the channel.

Do channel drains have to be set in concrete?

There is a misconception that you don’t need to use concrete when installing a channel drain. You should put this out of your mind. In most cases, you need to encase your trench drain in concrete. A situation where concrete is not needed is drain installation in a paver patio where no vehicle traffic is expected.

How much do ACO drains cost?

The average cost for a ACO drain is £189. You are likely to spend between £20 and £480 total. Exact price may vary depending on your area and project details. ACO drains are specifically designed channels or gullies that filter excess water around your home exterior and therefore prevent flooding.

Do ACO drains need a trap?

The Aco Drive Drain system is a surface drain. Consequently, some underground drainage needs to be installed to connect the Aco Drive Drain to the existing drainage system. It is good practice to use a fitting referred to as a P-trap to link the Aco Drive Drain to the rest of the drain system.

What fall for ACO Drain?

For such relatively smooth drainage fittings, a fall of 1:100 is adequate.

Does an ACO Drain need a trap?

This ACO MonoDrain foul air trap is a necessity if a channel drainage system is to be connected to mains sewers.

Can you drive over a channel drain?

If you plan to have traffic drive over your drain, you really should install the drain on a poured concrete base. You can put more concrete around the sides if you feel it needs it. I made sure the drain was about 1 inch lower than the outer edges of the concrete so the water would flow down into the trench drain.

What is a channel drain and what is an ACO drain?

They are typically designed for efficient removal and conveyance of surface water or liquid. In some cases they are also used for attenuation or containment of same. Channel drain, Line drain, Slot drain and ACO drain are terms often used interchangeably to refer to drains of a linear nature.

What kind of concrete does ACO drain use?

ACO Drain is our market leading range of modular and durable drainage channels, manufactured from corrosion resistant polymer concrete. To suit many applications, our wide range of AS 3996 compliant grates, slotted tops and linear permeable pavers come in a variety of materials, finishes and load classes.

Why do I need Quad section ACO drain?

If you’re building more than one ACO drain, or your drain needs to go around a corner, quad sections act as a junction, allowing water from multiple ACO drains to meet before heading into the main underground drain.

How does ACO integrate with other water management systems?

All ACO’s channel systems are design to integrate with other systems that address these particular elements of water management. Collaboration is very much a part of ACO’s way of working.