What Is a Channel Drain and Do I Need One?
Whether it’s in your driveway, alongside your garage, near your pool, or even worse — somewhere inside your home — standing water can be a major issue for homeowners. Large puddles can make navigating your property challenging and wet floors can be a serious safety hazard. Not to mention standing water can cause mold, bacterial growth, and unpleasant odors, as well as provide a breeding ground for mosquitos and other insects.
The best way to prevent water from collecting in unwanted areas is to ensure that you have a proper drainage system in place. A common drainage feature of many homes, both indoor and outdoor, is a channel drain. A channel drain — alternatively known as a trench drain, strip drain, or linear drain — is a specific kind of floor drain featuring a trough-shaped body covered with grating.
Channel drains come in all shapes and sizes and in a variety of materials ranging from plastic to steel to concrete. The material used largely depends on where the channel drain will be installed. For instance, channel drains located in driveways need to be strong enough to bear the weight of automobiles driving over them, so a sturdy material such as steel or concrete is typically used. Contrarily, smaller channel drains that are installed in basements and in areas of your yard that are prone to flooding don’t necessarily need to be as heavy-duty, so plastic, fiberglass, or similar material can often be used without issue.
Expert Advice & Lasting Solutions
Atlanta homeowners who are looking to have a channel drain installed in their basement or elsewhere on their property outside of their home can turn with confidence to the team at Engineered Solutions of Georgia. We’ve proudly served area residents for more than a decade, helping them solve their standing water and moisture issues with a variety of drainage methods including channel drain systems, sump pumps, vapor barriers, and more. We are committed to helping those we serve fully understand the issues they’re having with their homes and will work closely with them to develop and implement a lasting solution that meets their individual needs and budget.
Get Started Today
Contact Engineered Solutions of Georgia today for more information about having a channel drain or other drainage system installed at your Atlanta-area home. We would be happy to schedule a complimentary in-home consultation to discuss which drainage solution would best suit your needs.