Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 37
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by rkruz Long Term Performance Rusted out hardware and root intrusion thru the seams
This is a review after several years of installation. The plastic is holding up well be after the 1st year the screws holding the grates in place rusted out. Amazing that for a unit meant for outside use that a fastening system was used that was not rust proof. Ill will attempt to replace them with stainless steel small metal screws but unfortunately the body of the rusted screw in many cases is still in place. Will probably have to tap into the plastic elsewhere. Also the end caps do not fit tightly enough to prevent tree routes from working their way inside the pipes through the end caps and blocking the drainage.
September 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PWH Years of Service
I installed one of these at the back end of a backyard driveway years ago due to storm flow washing over the lawn beyond the drive, and it has collected the water and transferred it over the slope beyond as intended. Grass clippings and other materials such as in the fall leaves will collect on it, but are easily brushed away.
August 7, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by restathome Just a Few Nagging Concerns...
Our major home rebuild was completed 2 years ago….but there’s still the driveway to tackle. The original drainage “fix” makes mowing difficult and doesn’t address the water pooling at the expansion joint (see before photos). We think this will be just the fix as we plan to repair these troublesome sections of the driveway.
This driveway sits in some hot, hot Texas sunshine and my only concern are reviews saying sunlight might compromise the integrity of the plastic….and whether or not grate replacements are available if and when the time comes.
Since the grates are a separate component from the body of the channel, secured in place by Phillips-head screws, we won’t have the clean-out problem we have with the present, poor-boy solution the original homeowner chose….or the mowing problem.
November 25, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HandyAndy2010 Dual drainage
Very surprised at what I discovered in this item. What I thought was a single purpose has changed into a more dimensionally useful drain, a drainage system to be precise.
Measuring 5 5/8''x 4 3/4" x 3' 3" and weighing approximately 5lbs. This is a sturdy and universal component for anyone looking to channel or divert water at their home or business.
This comes with an end slide in fixture . A 3"pipe end fixture , a knock out for the bottom and a union for graduation to larger pipe. This also comes in 3' ,5' ,8' and 12'
The grate is removable with a #2 phillips, for easy cleaning.
What makes this so good for me is I can tie my gutters into the side and drain through the side top to bottom. We stopped our project and re-evaluated it because of the uniqueness of this . Making it a better system for our needs.
So impressed by how well thought out this is.
November 16, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MarilynB Great product for a drainage system
This drainage channel is made of sturdy material and it is strong enough to drive my tractor over it without damaging the product.
It comes with an end cap and one outlet. There is also the option of knocking out the insert on the bottom if you want bottom drainage. I like that the grate is attached with stainless steel screws that can be removed for cleaning inside.
The channel has 2 grates that each measure 5.25" x 19.5" and there are 4 screws in each grate.
This 40-inch section will fit perfectly across a pathway I have that goes downhill. I have french drains on the side, but the water has started to flow down the middle of the path during a heavy rain. This channel will divert that water into the french drain nicely. All I need is another outlet for one side and the pipe connections to complete the project.
This drainage system is one that I plan to install in a few problem areas that we have on our property, and I like it better than a french drain. What is nice is that there is a choice of widths of 3", 5", 8", and 12". There is also a choice of depths of deep or shallow.
November 14, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sebastian A good idea for the draiage project.
I was in the midst of a drainage project, and I stumbled on this item. I like the technology behind it.
I has user friendly installation ways, and it takes you to your ideas and needs of the project, which would be satisfied. It come in about 4 feet long, but you can cut it at every 4 inches, and connect it to another similar piece.
The drain pipe can be connected at the bottom or on the side, as you like it, or as per your needs.
It was very useful item for my project.
November 10, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jamest Great for my use
I used the Series 5 in x 40 in channel and grate kit to help with a yard drainage issue. My shallow trench and catch basin are constantly clogging with tree debris. I simply dug a short trench to my catch basin and buried the channel and grate to ground level. So far it is working well. After a rain I simply have to rake the leaves back from the grate area and I’m back in business. It’s simple but it seems to work. I provided a few photos.
November 11, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by DIYinOH Held together by faith and soil pressure
We have a low spot on the edge of the driveway that collects snow melt every year and turns into an ice rink... so I was pretty excited to get this installed and tapped into my drainage system before the snow hits. Unfortunately, installation is a real bear and now I'm just hoping it stays together long enough to last the winter, so I can replace it with something else.
It has several drainage openings (sides, bottom, etc.) available as both 3 and 4 inch sewer fittings. Buuuuuuuut, it's made of a plastic that can't be glued to the fittings or pipes. So you can either pressure fit it, or use a heavy bead of silicone. In either option you're just praying that soil heave doesn't separate the two.
The ends are open so you can connect several in a line, or use the provided end caps to connect to a 4 inch line. Buuuuuuuuuuut, there's really nothing that "locks" the end caps in place. They sort of loosely sit there... and as mentioned above, a heavy bead of silicon and some soil pressure is all that keeps the ends in place. I understand this is rain runoff, and not a high pressure system... but I'd like something more than blind faith holding the thing together.
The top grate is well built and will hold up well to my 5,000 lb. tractor running over it. It's easily removable with a few screws if you need to clean it (or add more silicon... see above).
It has 6 slots for rebar on the sides (3 on each side), and some 2 foot rebar ensures it won't move much left to right. BUUUUUUUUT the rebar slots are cheap, and two of them broke while I was driving the bar. So I'm down to 4 rebars right now.
November 29, 2015