ACO Water Management provided an effective driveway drainage solution for a 150m2 driveway. Hampshire-based landscaping contractor, Bradfield & Davies, had been appointed by a local homeowner to renovate their driveway with a fresh and modern design. Given the driveway has a noticeable fall, an effective water management system was needed to prevent surface water pooling against the house, and prevent any subsequent damage or discolouration to the property’s new driveway.
Bradfield & Davies offered to find a solution that would enable the driveway to drain freely, while still looking stylish. They consulted with ACO Water Management regarding their high-strength, high-quality ACO HexDrain Brickslot channel drainage system, with a subtle and stylish slotted grating. Manufactured to Load Class A 15 and BS EN 1433:2002 out of lightweight yet robust recycled polypropylene, the HexDrain Brickslot system is perfect for domestic applications.
It was specifically chosen by Bradfield & Davies for this installation as the drainage system needed to be installed in close proximity to the house, and away from frequently trafficked areas (where channels manufactured to Load Class B 125 would normally be recommended).
With an inlet size of just 10mm, the HexDrain Brickslot channel drainage system provided the perfect aesthetic yet discreet solution the homeowner was seeking. The off-set slot enabled the system to sit flush with the wall, and was compatible with the 60mm block paving chosen by Bradfield & Davies to enhance the driveway’s finished look and feel. Able to quickly remove surface water from the driveway and prevent pooling from occurring, the HexDrain Brickslot system was extremely easy to fit, with the channel installation taking less than one day to complete.
Crucially, the system had a hydraulic drainage capacity of 180m2, comfortably larger than the 150m2 driveway, to ensure that even in extreme weather conditions, the ACO solution would provide the necessary level of water management.
Once completed, the homeowner was delighted with the finished installation. Fully convinced of the need to employ a drainage system to handle excess surface water, they were impressed by the unobtrusive nature of the HexDrain Brickslot system, and the way it subtly blended into the overall design of their new driveway.