Poor or nonexistent commercial drainage system design leads to surface runoff, as well as the potential for serious damage to landscaping. The placement and design of a drainage system is fundamental in the prevention of ponding—or rather, the accumulation of water on surfaces. When water sits on surfaces it leads to degrading of impervious surfaces and the potential for serious structural damage.
Furthermore, when water sits on surfaces it picks up oils and other pollutants. If this water is not properly channeled, toxic waters can flow into open streams and harm local water systems and natural habitats.
As experts in commercial drainage system installation, here are some tips for success when installing systems to new or existing sites.
The Importance of Drainage Layout & Location
Outdoor drainage sites must be within proximity to existing plumbing and drainage systems. If not, they must be installed. Most new building sites permit the establishment of new drainage systems that meet the ‘lay of the land.’ As a result, you get maximum water flow for best water-sensitive design principles.
Keep in mind, building surfaces (stone, dirt, concrete, etc.) have an impact on the ability to expand on or move existing drains.
When working on pre-existing properties, your options may be slightly more limited. As a result, more traditional drainage designs are typically implemented.
Strong Drainage Systems
For commercial properties, drainage areas are often heavily frequented by vehicles and other traffic. It is important that the drainage system installed can support the weight of expected loads. There are drainage solutions with optimal load ratings, this helps prevent buckling when exposed to constant load pressures.
Environmental Factors to Consider with Commercial Drainage System Installation
Drainage systems must be designed to meet local environmental challenges, which naturally range by region. Certain factors that are rather common include tree debris, salinity, urban pollutants, and wet weather vs. dry weather.
Local climate and weather plays a big role in the type of drainage that works best for a property. Areas with higher rainfall records require more substantial drainage systems with better overflow control for heavy downpours.
Tree debris, salinity, and local urban pollutants are also important factors to consider. When rainwater mixes with debris it can become polluted. Polluted waters must be channeled differently than clean water so that it doesn’t mix with local clean water supplies.
Where and how to channel runoff also depends on the layout of the land, as well as local environmental concerns. The last thing you want is for water to runoff towards an open stream. It’s all about properly containing water so that it doesn’t negatively impact or contaminate local waterways.
High Quality Commercial Drainage Systems Start with Kleenco Construction
We want to help you find the best linear drainage solution for your project. From product selection to compliance, we offer advice on the most suitable drainage product for your project. By working closely with architects, builders and specifiers, drainage solutions are tailored to the demands of each project site.
Our long-term drainage solutions are cost-effective, environmentally conscious, and tailored to specific site regulations. Contact us today to learn more or get a quote.