How to make drainage problems a thing of the past

Every property owner knows the importance of creating efficient, high-performing and long-lasting drainage solutions to keep on top of surface water around a building. Buildings need to be able to stand the test of time during all weather conditions and, given the unpredictable nature of weather in the UK, it’s never been more important to install drainage channels around the home for durable protection against the elements.

Let’s take a look at the best materials for creating the ideal drainage channels for your building.


How can you create drainage channels for water flow management around a property?

 When it comes to drainage solutions for controlling surface water around a building, we always recommend using precast concrete channels.

Concrete is the best material to use since it is hardwearing and durable and performs well in all weather conditions. It is also one of the most cost-efficient solutions for drainage problems.


Where can you source precast concrete channels?

 If you’re looking for concrete drainage channels, UK-based suppliers offer a variety of products for you to choose from. Here at JP Concrete, we not only supply precast concrete channels as well as a wide range of other concrete products, we also give our customers help and support in choosing the right products and helping with installation advice.

Our precast concrete channels can be installed quickly and easily. The channels fit together using a spigot and socket joint, which can then also be sealed if necessary.

We also supply precast end units with outlet holes, as well as diagonal slatted covers. These covers measure 1000mm x 1000mm and come in two types: vehicle loading and standard. In addition to diagonal slatted covers, we also supply solid covers and these can be easily fitted to the concrete channels.


What are the dimensions of the concrete channels?

 We offer two different sizes of concrete channels but larger sizes are also available on request if your building project calls for it. Our standard dimension options are:

  • 1000mm wide x 1000mm high x 2400mm long
  • 810mm wide x 500mm high x 2400mm long

If you’d like to discuss sourcing concrete channels with larger dimensions, contact our team who will be happy to give some advice on this.


What else can you use precast concrete channels for?

Concrete channels can be used for a number of different purposes whether your building is domestic, commercial or agricultural but they are most commonly used for water drainage solutions. However, building owners also use concrete channels for the transportation of slurry.


Why should you use concrete channels for slurry?

If you’re looking to achieve safe and steady flow of slurry to storage tanks, or between storage tanks, precast concrete slurry channels are the ideal solution.

Our concrete slurry channels have been carefully manufactured to encourage slurry to flow freely with the help of gravity and water.


How are concrete slurry channels installed?

Our concrete slurry channels are designed for quick and easy installation. The units can be fitted neatly together with a tongue and groove joint and with a watertight seal.

As with our concrete drainage channels, our concrete slurry channels can be installed with precast end units with handy outlet holes. You can also purchase solid covers to accompany your concrete channels.

Also, if you’re looking for diagonal slatted covers (measuring 1000mm x 2400mm x 7”), we can also supply these in two formats: standard cattle slats and vehicle-loading slats. If you’re unsure which covers to choose, our team will be able to guide you in the right direction.


For more information on sourcing concrete channels either for water drainage or slurry drainage, contact our helpful team at JP Concrete. Our team members are skilled and experienced in dealing with a wide range of drainage-related queries and can offer advice on the best way to manage water and slurry on site.

We also offer an installation service for any UK-based customers, so if you’d rather not install the channels yourself, just let one of our team members know and they’ll explain a bit more about how our installation service works.

Give us a call today on 01158 220 282  and get your drainage solutions under control once and for all!