Gatic® Slot Drain

Gatic® Slot Drain

Strong, durable slot drain with an unobtrusive finish

Gatic® Slot Drain handles everything from a raindrop to a rainstorm with almost the same high efficiency. Originally designed to meet the heavy demands of the world’s biggest ports and airports, this product has proven infinitely scalable and has been developed into a comprehensive range of products suitable for smaller projects such as landscaping schemes, shopping developments and parking facilities.

The unobtrusive design of Gatic’s slot drain means that it is aesthetically pleasing to the eye, is simple to install and benefits from reduced maintenance and installation costs.

Contact our team of specialists for expert advice on 0121 351 3230.

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What is a slot drain system?

A slot drain is a type of channel drainage system but in contrast to other systems, it is not covered by any type of grating, making it tamper-proof and less visually obtrusive when installed.

What are the benefits of using Gatic® Slot Drain?

  • Minimal visual impact
    The only visible section of the drain is the continuous intake, making it less obtrusive than other drainage systems and providing a superior aesthetic finish.
  • Easy and quick to install
    Gatic Slotdrain comes in convenient 3-metre prefabricated lengths designed to keep below ground pipework to a bare minimum, thus reducing installation time and holding down both labour and materials costs. While the system is straightforward to set to line and level, curves can be readily achieved using optional 1 metre or 500 mm sections. Feet at the ends of each section, make Slotdrain easy to anchor in the trench and allow a single block of concrete to be poured under and around the main body of the channel, for maximum strength and integrity.
  • Strong, durable & impact resistant
    Slotdrain’s range of sizes and load bearing capacities make it ideal for all kinds of applications, from residential, commercial and landscaping schemes to the most demanding of heavy industrial and transport projects.
  • Comprehensive range & bespoke sizing to suit
    We supply a wide range of sizes and load bearing capacities to make it ideal for all kinds of applications, from residential, commercial and landscaping schemes to the most demanding of heavy industrial and transport projects. If your project requirements can’t be achieved with our standard range or you have a particularly unusual problem, we can design and manufacture custom components to suit your specific needs.
  • Proven Performance
    Slotdrain complies with the relevant parts of BS EN 1433:2002 + A1 2005 for linear drainage channels in areas for pedestrian and/or vehicular traffic for the catchment and drainage of surface water when installed in compliance with Gatic’s installation instructions. Certificates of conformity are available upon request.
  • Load capacity from A15 to F900
    Gatic Slotdrain channels are suitable for applications up to F900 (depending on the system type). The systems can handle everything from a raindrop to a rainstorm with similar efficiency.

What sizes are available in Gatic® Slot Drain?

We supply a wide range of sizes in Gatic Slotdrain. The range includes CastSlot, UltraSlot, PaveSlot and FacadeSlot. If our range of products is not suitable for your requirement, we can also arrange for a bespoke sizing to be manufactured for you.

To find out more, contact our specialist at Cotterill Civils for expert advice on slot drains on 0121 351 3230.

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Why choose Gatic® Slot Drain?

Minimal visual impact

Slotdrain’s continuous intake slot is the only outward indication of the highly efficient surface water drainage system that lies just out of sight.

Easy & quick to install

Designed to keep below ground pipework to a minimum, thereby reducing installation time and both labour and materials costs.

 

Strong, durable & impact resistant

Initially designed to withstand the heavy demands of the world’s major airports and ports. This concept was then developed to suit smaller projects.

Comprehensive range

We supply a wide range of sizes and load bearing capacities making this product ideal for all kinds of applications, from residential, commercial and landscaping schemes to the most demanding of heavy industrial and transport projects.

Bespoke capability

If your project requirements can’t be achieved with our standard range of products or you have a particularly unusual problem to overcome, we can arrange the design and manufacture of custom components suit your needs.

Load rating from A15 to F900

Gatic Slotdrain channels are suitable for applications up to F900 (depending on the system type). The systems can handle everything from a raindrop to a rainstorm with similar efficiency.

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Speak to our Gatic® Slot Drain experts to make sure you get the most efficient solution for your needs

Our range of products

Gatic Slotdrain comes in a comprehensive range to suit your specific requirements:

CastSlot

Designed specifically to meet the needs of supermarket car parks and delivery / distribution areas, where load ratings can reach F900.

The unobtrusive profile of CastSlot sits neatly within concrete, asphalt, and block surface finishes. CastSlot features an electro painted ductile iron throat section, which is securely fixed to the galvanised steel channel body to provide an exceptionally robust yet discreet drainage system. A treadsafe option is also available for areas where there is regular foot traffic. Available with a 10mm or 30mm opening. The NEW through spacer gives designers the flexibility to pass cables or other services through the channel throat as well as detail additional reinforcing for CastSlot and UltraSlot products. The new locking design ensures alignment and a tight fit prior to taping and pouring.

Load Classification: A15 to F900

Available channel widths:
High capacity surface water drainage
100mm, 150mm, 225mm, 300mm, 350mm, 400mm, 500mm, 600mm

UltraSlot

UltraSlot is used in external pavement areas which are subject to constant traffic, such as airports, ports and areas with heavy-duty vehicles.

The channel top edge has an outward fold for protection over the edge of the concrete encasement/surround, to prevent damage. Innovative channel features; concrete anchors, stabilising bars, channel feet and others, ensure the channel has a physical connection to steel reinforcing and is properly tied into the concrete encasement/surround, to create a strong, solid and durable structure.

A Treadsafe Bar can be fitted to the UltraSlot channel, which reduces the slot opening from 30mm wide to 2x9mm wide slots. This has no effect on the intake capacity of the system but will make the channel safe to cross when used in locations where pedestrians are walking over the pavement area. The NEW through spacer gives designers the flexibility to pass cables or other services through the channel throat as well as detail additional reinforcing for CastSlot and UltraSlot products. The new locking design ensures alignment and a tight fit prior to taping and pouring.

Load Classification: A15kN to F900kN

Available channel widths:
100mm, 150mm, 225mm, 300mm, 350mm, 400mm, 500mm, 600mm

PaveSlot

PaveSlot is used to drain external hard surface areas, where a neat, unobtrusive and aesthetic appearance is required. The system is typically used with paving units, laid against the top edge of the channel.

Throat spacer perforations allow any subsurface water that may have settled under paving units, besides the channel, to percolate and move into the channel body. The system is suitable for all paved areas, in public and commercial projects, which may be subject to occasional traffic by delivery and service vehicles.

Load Classification:
A15kN to C250kN

Available channel widths:
100mm, 150mm, 225mm, 300mm, 350mm, 400mm, 500mm, 600mm

FacadeSlot

A discreet surface drainage channel that can be installed directly against a building, wall or other external landscape feature, to provide effective drainage of surface liquids from vertical surfaces, door thresholds and the adjacent pavement area.

FacadeSlot channels can be made to follow the building perimeter whether straight or curved. The system can accommodate rainwater downpipes which, when positioned over a simple rainwater inlet box, can eliminate the need for a separate drainage network for the roof area, achieving a more efficient drainage design.

Load Classification: A15 (Bespoke units can be made which are suitable for up to D400)

Available channel widths:
50mm, 75mm, 115mm

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