A channel drain is designed to remove large amounts of water from paved, tarmac, or concrete surfaces.
Channel drains typically consist of an open channel covered by a removable grate. The channel itself is longer than it is wide, with a cross-sectional design that effectively contains the flow of water from the surrounding surface. Although they play a vital role in the overall performance of the drainage system their load-bearing capabilities may vary depending on the specific surrounding detail.
The applications for channel drains include pathways, driveways, car parks, commercial settings, swimming pools, sports areas and many other areas where effective water removal is necessary.