Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 36
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 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 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 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 5.0 out of 5.0 by ToolTimeTony Great for draining landscape beds
This is a five inch wide channel drain kit, with a 40 inch long modular drain, an end cap, and an end outlet. System is designed so that it can be cut to almost any length. It is designed to handle light, low speed traffic. Unit has both side drain and bottom drain options. It is built well, constructed of heavy gauge polypropylene, and it’s very sturdy. Unit has a top grate that will allow water to pass through but will keep most smaller stones out. If you plan on using it for drainage in a planting bed with mulch, I would recommend you cover the drain grate with a geo fabric or landscape fabric to keep the mulch from passing through the grate, but still allow for water flow. I installed the unit in an in-ground pool area, where the perimeter of the concrete deck is lined with a three foot stone bed. After the bed, there is a landscaped area that has built up in height over the years, and rain water was collecting in the stone area unable to drain over the top of the landscape mound. I installed this unit about three inches below the stone grade and covered it with smaller sized landscape stone, connected black drainage pipe to one end, and cut the pipe into the landscape area below grade until it reached the lawn’s edge. This setup now effectively drains the rock area into the grass and so far no clogging issues. Top grate is built in sections and each can be removed for cleaning by removing screws. It was easy to install, end cap slides on, and I used silicone sealant to seal the end and also attached the end drain fitting. You do have to cutout the drain hole where you want it, and then use the silicone to make the seal/bond - so you need some drying time on the sealant.
November 25, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by mixmox Does not play well with other things.
This drain is 1 meter long. That is 39 and some inches. It can be cut into shorter lengths and it can also be jointed to others to make longer drains. Each length has a knockout for a drain out the bottom at one end and two open ends. You get two end covers, one of which has a round knockout to allow water out the end instead of the bottom as needed. In addition there is an adaptor ring that seems to be designed to allow the outlet to connect to some other pipe size.
The cover for the upper end has no system to hold it in place at all. I duct taped mine closed before placing it into the ground. Once in the ground the soil should hold it in place.
The outlet on the bottom does match a 4” PVC pipe in size, but I needed it to drain out the end. The end outlet does not match any PVC pipe size that I could find. I did have some underground drain pipe which kind of fitted around the outside of the ‘size adaptor’ so I held it together with a self tapping metal screw.
The drain has no internal slope of its own. If you need to place the drain across a driveway that is horizontal in the plane of the drain, you will have a flow issue. This is not a design fault as designing sectional drains that could achieve a slope would be rather tricky.
My suspicion is that this drain is designed for a metric market and metric drain pipes that can be used to connect to it. Not providing an end piece which fits into pipes common in the US market does not make much sense. It would be so easy to make and supply a 4” outlet cap instead of the one provided.
November 15, 2015