drainage systems are great for drainage in commercial landscape settings.
Contractors use them beneficially in landscapes, along driveways and
sidewalks, near foundations and retaining walls, in rooftop gardens
and in planters but also as a tool to provide drainage in a construction
site and to maintain foundation integrity throughout the life of a
growth of Multi-Flow usage is part of a larger trend toward more
extensive and intensive drainage in planters, gardens, and other
landscape settings. Heavy use or maintenance during saturated conditions
compacts the soil and threatens the plant life. Property managers
increasingly want to keep grass, shrubs, trees, and flowers on their
entire property healthy, attractive and available for use. Healthy
landscapes are vital for a healthy bottom line.
drainage is an excellent example of commercial drainage using Multi-Flow
to good advantage. Frequently additional drainage is urgently needed
but space is very limited. Multi-Flow is the natural choice in addressing
an installation profile
If a trench is needed, vertical is the orientation of choice.
Multi-Flow can be installed horizontally where construction
requires the top soil to be stripped away to a clay base and
new fill is hauled in. In these cases, Multi-Flow is rolled
out horizontally and the time and cost of trenching can be by-passed.
planters and rooftop gardens are drained using horizontally
Advantages of Multi-Flow for your commercial drainage project
Whether it is for new construction or addressing an existing problem,
Multi-Flow is a wise choice because Multi-Flow is 1) effective 2)
convenient 3) durable and 4) affordable.
Affordable – A completed Multi-Flow system typically
costs about half as much as a comparable French drain system. Add
to that its longer life and Multi-Flow begins to look very attractive!
Now factor in the cost of cancelled and rescheduled events and it
is a system you cannot afford to live without!
Convenient – At least three factors make Multi-Flow
a product that gardeners, contractors, and landscape architects
love to work with.
– Because of its panel shape, Multi-Flow can be inserted
vertically. This means that a trench can be dug with a small
walk-behind trencher or in some cases by hand. The result
is less excavated material to haul away, less backfill to
haul in, less time spent, less damage to the landscaping,
and of course, less expense.
it is installed horizontally, trenching can be eliminated
altogether and the low profile keeps the drainage line out
of reach of maintenance equipment.
– Multi-Flow is easily bent making it convenient to
work with, suitable for making tight turns, and easily joined
of fittings – Not only are Multi-Flow connectors
easy to use, there are a lot of them. Any configuration that
is appropriate for a given site can be carried out using one
or more of the 60 Multi-Flow connectors.
– Multi-Flow is designed to withstand heavy
loads. Able to withstand loads well in excess of 6,000 psf,
Multi-Flow is not going to collapse due to heavy surface loads
in shallow installations or due to earth weight in deep installations.
– Blockage is the demise of most drain systems.
The Multi-Flow system includes a heavy effective geotextile
filter. This high quality fabric acts as an excellent secondary
filter, keeping Multi-Flow’s flow channels clean and
open. Clean coarse sand acts as a very effective primary filter.
Due to its shape, Multi-Flow is easily encased in sand, assuring
a long life. When placed in a 4 inch wide trench Multi-Flow
is readily protected in this way. This would be difficult
if not impossible using French drain methodology.
Effective – Commercial drainage systems must be able
to collect water and transport water. Multi-Flow excels in both
Water collection system – Water can enter a
Multi-Flow drain more readily because Multi-Flow has greater
surface area than traditional round pipe. The more drainage
product that there is in contact with surrounding saturated
soil, the more quickly drainage can take place.
transport system – Once water
has entered Multi-Flow flow channels, it moves away from the
saturated area quickly because the channels are round and
unobstructed, unlike those in other panel shaped drains.
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