Whether you have a county, municipal, or international airport, it’s important to carefully consider the drainage system you choose. An effective airport trench drain can prevent flight delays and keep ground control running smoothly.
Choose the Right Material
Airports require the most heavy-duty drainage system on the market. Outdoor runways and taxi areas can see massive rainfall throughout the year, but there are other concerns to be considered too. Fueling areas and de-icing areas can expose your drainage system to harsh chemicals. The material you select needs to be strong enough to take it.
For airport applications, our concrete trench drains are the most reliable option. Concrete is durable enough to withstand extreme temperatures, chemical exposure, and large volumes of water. It doesn’t expand or contract, and you won’t have to worry about corrosion or rust. At Vodaland, we offer concrete channel drains in several sizes, so you can select the appropriate one to meet your airport’s demands.
It’s also important to always consider the recommended load class for whichever system you select. For airports the most common load classes are D, E and specifically F.
Consider the Appropriate Drain Slope
Most traffic areas in airports require level terrain for safe takeoff and taxi procedures. A sloped drain is an effective way to move water and other liquids to the output point at a much faster pace. Our concrete systems come in pre-sloped and cascaded slope configurations. It will be necessary to consider existing slopes on the grounds to determine the most appropriate option.
Invest in a heavy-duty drainage system for your airport. At Vodaland, we offer several options to suit many different applications, we also offer sand traps and end caps to complete your system. Shop our selection to find the perfect airport trench drain for your needs now.