WHAT IS ACO HEXDRAIN?
ACO HexDrain is a type of drainage channel system manufactured by ACO Technologies. It is a surface water drainage channel that is designed to collect and transport water away from surfaces such as driveways, patios, and other paved areas.
The ACO HexDrain system is made up of modular pre-formed channel units that are connected together to form a continuous drainage channel. The channel units are made of a plastic material that is lightweight and easy to handle and install. They feature a hexagonal shape with a grating that sits on top, allowing water to flow into the channel while preventing debris from entering.
The Hexdrain channel can be used with a variety of different gratings that can match the load-bearing capacity and design requirements. The channel can be connected to a pipe network or to a soakaway.
The system is designed to be easy to install and can be cut to size on-site, making it a versatile solution for a variety of drainage needs. It's suitable for both domestic and commercial applications and is compliant with the standard requirements.
Where would I use it and what accessories are available to use with it?
ACO HexDrain is typically used to collect and transport water away from surfaces such as driveways, patios, sidewalks, parking areas, and other paved surfaces. The system is also suitable for use in areas with light to moderate vehicle traffic, such as residential streets and light industrial areas.
The channel units can be used with a variety of different gratings that match the load-bearing capacity and design requirements, such as plastic, galvanized steel, stainless steel, and cast iron gratings, all of which means they blend in effortlessly in landscaped areas.
In addition to the channel units, ACO HexDrain also offers a range of accessories that can be used to enhance the functionality of the system. Some of the accessories available include:
• Outlet units: These units allow the water to flow out of the channel and into a pipe or other drainage system. • End caps: These caps are used to seal the end of the channel and prevent debris from entering. • External corners: These units allow the channel to make turns and navigate around corners, while allowing the water to flow continuously. • Leaf guard: This accessory is installed in the channel to prevent leaves and other debris from entering the channel and clogging the system. • Inspection chamber: This accessory allows access to the channel for maintenance and inspection purposes.
It's always recommended to consult with an engineer or professional to ensure that the ACO HexDrain system and the accessories are suitable for your specific needs and compliance with the regulations.