Drainage Products – A Saturated Market?
Stand in the drainage product aisle of any hardware store and you will be swimming in an overflow of yard drainage supplies. Navigating the range of stormwater drainage products can seem overwhelming, and finding the right products for your needs can feel an impossible task. Luckily, we are here to help! This article will break down the range of storm drainage products on the market, explaining what they are, how they work and which ones are right for you.
Stormwater Drainage in a Nutshell
While indoor drains are usually set up to handle small amounts of water, outdoor drainage must be able to cope with deluges, regular direct sun and changing weather conditions. As protecting your yard also protects the foundations of your home, proper outdoor drainage products are essential.
Subsurface drainage is the removal of excess water from underneath the ground. It directs water away from your yard into storage collection points such as catch basins. Types of subsurface drains include slotted pipes, mole drains, interceptor drain and ground water pumps, and installation involves digging trenches and underground tunnel systems to transfer water to the desired location.
Surface Drainage Products
Surface drainage is the removal of excess water from—as the name suggests—the surface of the ground. Shallow trenches, also called open drains, are dug to accommodate water flow, and surface grating is usually installed flush with the soil. They are easy to install and can be placed in just about any location where excess water is a problem.
Drainage Products by Auswave Products
At Auswave, we offer superior stormwater drainage products that are durable, long lasting and aesthetically appealing. We use only the highest-grade ASSDA accredited stainless steel, and our products can be tailored to fit a wide range of budgets, designs and safety requirements. Our linear drainage grates are perfect for outdoor areas and our modular CLICK DRAIN ® system can be easily configured to any design specifications. We can also help with infill and access covers, tree grates, pools, decks and water features. You name it, we can provide it!
We use PAIGE STAINLESS HEELGUARD technology, ensuring heels and wheels don’t become wedged, and preventing nasty accidents with its slip resistant wedgewire.
Though the array of products on the market may seem overwhelming, it really only comes down to a question of surface or subsurface drainage. Not only can we help you decide which is right for you, we can also provide a wide range of drainage product solutions to suit either situation.
To ensure your yard is equipped with the gold standard of linear surface drainage products, contact us today!