Our core business has traditionally been driven by our success in meeting the heavy demands of the world’s major ports and airports. Gatic’s Slotdrain hexagonal channel profile was originally developed in conjunction with industry professionals from the airport sector.
The concept has proved infinitely scalable and has been developed into a comprehensive range of products suitable for smaller projects such as landscaping schemes, shopping developments and parking facilities. The current Slotdrain range consists of CastSlot, UltraSlot, PaveSlot and FacadeSlot for total design flexibility, and includes complementary accessories.
The unobtrusive profile of CastSlot sits neatly within concrete, asphalt, and block surface finishes. CastSlot features an electro painted ductile iron throat section, which is securely fixed to the galvanised steel channel body to provide an exceptionally robust yet discreet drainage system. Available with a 30mm opening and a Treadsafe option, which reduces the slot opening from 30mm wide to 2 x 10mm wide slots.
UltraSlot is used in external pavement areas such as airports, ports, highways and similar areas. The system is designed withstand infrequent ultra heavy-duty loads. A Treadsafe option is available, which reduces the slot opening from 30mm wide to 2 x 9mm wide slots. This has no effect on the intake capacity of the system but will make the channel safe to cross for pedestrians.
PaveSlot is used to drain external hard surface areas where a neat, unobtrusive aesthetic is required. The system is used with paving units laid against the top edge of the channel. The system is suitable for all paved areas, in public and commercial projects.
A discreet surface drainage channel that can be installed against a building, wall or other external landscape feature, to provide effective drainage from vertical surfaces, door thresholds and adjacent pavement areas. FacadeSlot channels can be made to follow the building perimeter whether straight or curved, the system can also accommodate rainwater downpipes using a simple inlet box.
All channels are manufactured in 3 metre, 1 metre and 0.5 metre lengths of galvanised steel, benefitting from fewer joints and improved flow performance. Bespoke units are available on request to suit specific design requirements and are also available in stainless steel. Gatic Slotdrain channels are suitable for applications up to F900 (depending on the system type). The hexagonal profile ensures our systems can handle everything from a rain drop to a rainstorm with similar efficiency. The V-shaped channel base aids a self-cleansing flow, and a tapered throat helps prevent blockages.
Gatic Slotdrain is mechanically assembled, which eliminates welding and minimises energy usage in the manufacturing process. A signficant proportion of the raw materials used are from recycled sources. Slotdrain is manufactured from sheet steel and is 100% recyclable.
Our illustrated literature includes advice and general information on safe handling, installation and maintenance of our Slotdrain products.
This can be downloaded from our website. Alternatively, email or phone us to request a copy.