Concrete infiltration gutters, self-supporting type I

infiltration gutters

Operation of an infiltration channel

An infiltration gutter is a handy solution for collecting rainwater and preventing flooding. The principle is simple: the rainwater is collected by the gutter and then infiltrated into the soil. This has several advantages. The first advantage is that the water is permeated into the soil. This replenishes the groundwater and improves the groundwater level. This is particularly important in drier periods, because the groundwater can drop quickly. A second advantage is that the water is filtered. This removes dirt and other unwanted substances from the water. This ensures that the water that eventually ends up in the soil is cleaner and less harmful to the environment. A third advantage is that the drainage of the water is delayed. This is especially important in areas that receive a lot of rainfall. The delay of the drain prevents the water from flowing down all at once and causing a nuisance. Finally, an infiltration gutter prevents flooding. Because the water is collected and infiltrated, it can no longer cause nuisance. This is particularly important in areas where there are many buildings and there is little room for the water to drain away. In short, an infiltration gutter is a smart solution that offers several advantages. Collecting rainwater, allowing water to pass through the soil, filtering the water, delaying the runoff and preventing flooding are all advantages that make an infiltration gutter a valuable addition to any area.

Advantages of an infiltration gutter

An infiltration gutter offers various advantages for draining rainwater and preventing flooding. Firstly, an infiltration channel increases the infiltration capacity of the soil. The use of this gutter makes it easier for rainwater to penetrate into the soil, naturally replenishing the groundwater level. As a result, the risk of water accumulation and flooding is reduced. In addition, an infiltration gutter also promotes the natural drainage of rainwater into the groundwater. The rainwater can be gradually infiltrated into the soil via the gutter, so that it does not have to be drained directly to the sewer. This is not only beneficial for the groundwater, but also for the environment. Finally, an infiltration channel reduces the risk of flooding. Because the rainwater is drained and infiltrated more efficiently, there is less chance of large amounts of surface water forming that cannot be drained off quickly enough. This significantly reduces the risk of flooding. All in all, an infiltration gutter offers many advantages for the drainage of rainwater and the prevention of waterlogging and flooding.

How an infiltration channel is constructed

An infiltration channel is an essential part of a sustainable water management system. Before the infiltration channel can be installed, it is important to determine its location and dimensions. This can be done by a water management specialist. Then the groundwork can begin. A trench is dug at the designated location, in which the infiltration gutter will be placed. Digging the trench requires precision to ensure the gutter is at the correct depth. After the trench has been dug, the infiltration channel can be placed. This gutter is specially designed to collect water and allow it to gradually infiltrate into the soil. It is important that the gutter connects well to the trench, so that no water leakage occurs. After placing the infiltration gutter, the trench is backfilled with soil. This ensures that the gutter remains firm and stable. Finally, the surface is neatly finished, so that the infiltration gutter is not visible and the landscape retains its original appearance. The installation of an infiltration channel therefore requires careful planning and execution, but the result is an effective water management system that contributes to a sustainable living environment.

Maintenance of an infiltration channel

The maintenance of an infiltration channel is essential to ensure that it continues to function optimally. There are several steps that can be taken to keep the infiltration channel in good condition. First of all, it is important to regularly remove leaves and other organic material from the gutter. This can be done by manual cleaning or by using a leaf blower. In addition, checking for blockages is an important step. Blockages can be caused by, for example, branches, debris or other objects that end up in the gutter. If there is a blockage, it must be removed immediately to prevent the water from infiltrating properly. Gutter cleaning is an important part of maintenance. Dirt and sediment can accumulate in the gutter and filters, which can disrupt the infiltration process. Regular cleaning of the gutter and filters can prevent this problem. In addition, it is necessary to regularly inspect the infiltration channel for any damage. Cracks or breaks in the gutter can lead to leaks or reduced infiltration capacity. Finally, checking for subsidence or displacement of the infiltration channel is of great importance. A sagging or shifted gutter can ensure that the water is no longer properly drained, so that the infiltration process does not run optimally. The timely repair of subsidence or shifts is therefore crucial to guarantee the functionality of the infiltration channel.

Applications of infiltration gutters

An infiltration gutter is a versatile and useful tool in rainwater management. In gardens and parks, an infiltration gutter can be used to collect rainwater and infiltrate it into the soil. This contributes to healthy plant growth and prevents waterlogging. In addition, an infiltration gutter can be used for water drainage in parking lots and driveways. This prevents rainwater from accumulating and causing damage to these surfaces. Sports fields and golf courses also benefit from infiltration gutters as they provide good drainage and keep the playing surface dry and playable. Along roads and cycle paths, an infiltration gutter can drain rainwater and prevent puddles from forming, which benefits the safety of road users. Finally, an infiltration gutter can also be used at industrial sites, where rainwater can be infiltrated into the soil instead of being drained to the sewer. This not only prevents flooding, but also reduces the load on the sewer system. In short, infiltration gutters have a wide range of applications and contribute to efficient and sustainable water management.

DELTA-U infiltration gutters are extremely suitable for different traffic classes A15 to D400. The infiltration gutters are capable of transferring such heavy loads to the underlying foundation, which must of course be designed and executed correctly for this purpose.

The infiltration channels within the DELTA-U range are characterized by the different types of covers, namely concrete or cast iron.

The infiltration gutters are always fitted with a tongue and groove connection, which makes installation and alignment easier. After installation, this connection limits settlement in case of incorrect use, incorrect design and/or installed foundations.

The Delta-UMI modular infiltration gutters are available with an internal width of 500-2500mm and an internal height of 500-1500mm. These can be provided with concrete grid covers up to class D, 400KN. For a width of 500mm and 600mm, these can also be fitted with cast iron grids.


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