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Surface Water Management Early Action

It is so important to deal with a surface water management issue up-front, before it really becomes an issue, rather than constantly ‘fire-fighting’ the issue after it arises. Our friends at ULMA Architectural Solutions recently published an interesting anecdote to illustrate just this.

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Deal With Surface Water Management Early

Like all good stories with a ‘moral’, ULMA’s anecdote does not relate directly to surface water management. But it does paint a very relatable tale that goes like this:

My neighbour Tom arrives with his car at the garage door and does the following-

1. He opens the garage door with the remote control,
2. He gets out of the car,
3. He takes 3 bags, 1 box and a large piece of junk from inside the garage to the driveway
4. He gets back into the car,
6. He parks the car in the garage and after parking the car, goes through the same process in reverse
7. He takes the 3 bags, the box and the large piece of junk and puts it back in the garage from which he just removed it and places it behind his parked car.
And so on, every time he has to park the car.
Not once, not twice… but every day, and I cannot fathom why.

Surely, the solution is to spend an afternoon tidying up the garage and getting rid of junk therefore allowing him to park his car with ease.

Obviously, the moral of the story here is to deal with a surface water management issue proactively so that your solution is in place and ready to avoid the ill-effects of heavy or sustained downpours. ULMA’s Sloped Line Drainage, available from Killeshal Precast can be a significant part of the solution.

Advantages of Sloped Channel Drainage

The built-in 2.5% slope in ULMA’s sloped drainage channel brings some distinct advantages over non-sloped channel drainage systems:

  • Higher hydraulic capacity -100 l/s in 20 ml.
  • Self-cleaning effect that allows the inside of the channel to remain clean at a low flow rate (from rainwater). It obtains a greater capacity to remove the sediment that can accumulate during heavy rains. This leads to a reduction in the need for maintenance.
  • Possibility of installing up to 40 ml. It is possible to install two sections of 20 metres each, with a single water outlet.

How does it work?

Take a look at the video below and get in touch with us to find out more.

Ulma Line Drainage

Manufactured using polymer concrete, Killeshal’s ULMA Line Drainage Channels are designed to the highest specifications and tailored to a myriad of scenarios.

Contact our team at KPC to see how Line Drainage systems from KPC can provide an efficient surface water clearance solution to suit your project specifications.

Click here for our Line Drainage products page.


Contact us by phone or email and see how we can meet your needs for construction materials. We think you’ll be pleasantly surprised. See our Contact Us page for contact information.PPC-Killeshal

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