Features and Benefits
Minimal visual impact
Slotdrain’s continuous intake slot is the only outward indication of the highly efficient surface water drainage system that lies just out of sight.
Flat-based feet at the ends of each Slotdrain section make it easy to anchor them in the trench and allow a single block of concrete to be poured under and around the main body of the channel, maximising overall strength and integrity. Single piece channels up to 3 metres in length mean fewer joints.
Easily set to line and level
Slotdrain keeps the below ground pipework to a bare minimum, reducing the need for small bore channel drains and maintenance. Gentle curves are easily achieved and tighter radii can be accommodated with the use of optional 1 metre or 500mm lengths.
Installation as a single unit increases speed and ease of installation. Precision manufactured from galvanised sheet steel, Slotdrain is impact resistant and has a high quality finish.
Slotdrain’s range of sizes and load bearing capacities make it ideal for all kinds of applications, from residential, commercial and landscaping schemes to the most demanding of heavy industrial and transport projects.
A primary feature of our Slotdrain design is its unique profile, which enables it to handle large or small quantities of water with similar high efficiency. Flow regulation is achieved by means of endplates with orifices sized to suit the application and positioned to avoid restriction in normal flow conditions. Our design software enables systems to exactly match permissible discharge rates at each site. This feature can be particularly useful on sloping sites, where water can be retained at any level, thus avoiding local flooding in the discharge area.
Rapid response design service
Our dedicated team can usually turn around the design of a Slotdrain system, complete with quantities and delivery timescales, within 24 hours.
To make life even easier, we can supply you with our state-of-the-art design software so that you can plan your own Slotdrain system. Straightforward and intuitive to use, it’s the same software developed for and used by our own in-house design team.
If your project requirements can’t be achieved with the use of our comprehensive, standard range of products or you have some particularly unusual problem to overcome, the Slotdrain concept is sufficiently flexible and adaptable to easily allow the design and manufacture of custom components for bespoke systems. Just talk to our design team.
Gatic Slotdrain fully complies with BS EN 1433:2002 – Drainage for vehicular and pedestrian areas, and has been comprehensively load tested. Water tightness has been tested to BS EN1433 and is BSI certified.
Please visit the ‘Case Studies’ section of the website for details of projects where Gatic Slotdrain has been used. These highlight the benefits and savings that can be achieved by using the system.