Surface Drainage Systems
Surface Drainage Systems Service
A surface drain is a drainage system designed to collect and redirect water from the surface, typically used to prevent water accumulation and potential damage to surrounding areas. It consists of a shallow trench or channel with a grate or cover that allows water to enter. The drain is typically installed in areas prone to water runoff, such as driveways, patios, or sloped landscapes. When it rains and water accumulates on the surface, the surface drain collects the water through the grate or cover and channels it away from the area. The collected water then flows through an underground pipe system, which carries it to a designated drainage point, such as a storm drain, dry well, or a proper outlet away from the property. Surface drains are effective in managing surface water by preventing pooling, reducing soil erosion, and protecting structures and landscapes from water damage. They are commonly used in residential, commercial, and public settings to maintain proper water drainage and promote a safer and more functional environment.