Civil Engineering

Edge drainage

Long-term stability for road edges

Preventing damage to road structures by draining edges and soil embankments to maintain the soil's strength.

Enkadrain Findrain provides vertical interception of groundwater flows. It includes a filter and drainage core and eliminates the need for granular fill.

Use Enka-Tex as a filter for French drains, to reduce the need for granular fill and prevent the backfill from silting up.

OUR SOLUTION

Effective drainage at the edge of the trafficked platform, and at the top and bottom of slopes and structures, is essential in ensuring long-term stability in road structures. Water in soil embankments and cuttings increases the pore pressure and reduces the soil's strength.

  • Conventional solution using large quantities of granular fill.
  • Use Enka-Tex as filter layer around the drain or pipe to prevent silting up.
  • A composite drainage core, filter layer and perforated pipe. 
  • Vertical interceptor of groundwater flows.
  • Transports water horizontally to outlets.
  • Nine times more effective than French drain.
  • Long-life drainage of sub-surface water.
  • Removes sub-surface water quickly.
  • Maintains the formation of the sub-base and retains its bearing capacity.
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