Isola | Basement Drainage Systems
Platon Aqua Channel is a PVC Drainage Channel which should be fitted around the periphery of an internal basement floor at the vulnerable wall / floor junction or, when appropriate, offset from the wall.
Supplied in 2 Metre Lengths.
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Designed to be used in conjunction with a cavity drained system, Platon Aqua Channel is a PVC drainage conduit which should be fitted around the periphery of an internal floor at the vulnerable wall / floor junction or, when appropriate, offset from the wall.
Any water entering the building through walls or curved soffits is controlled behind the membrane and enters the channel through the pre-drilled 19mm holes before being diverted to the mechanical (Sump and Pump) or natural drainage point.
Form a trough 130mm deep x 130mm wide in the floor at the wall/floor junction.
Apply the Cavity Drain Membrane to the wall and finish 100mm minimum below existing floor level.
Lay a shallow bed of 20mm stone into the trough. Place the Aqua Channel onto the stone with the upstand to the top and flat against the waterproofing/cavity drain membrane to the wall.
Lengths of Aqua Channel are butt jointed on straight runs using the Aqua Channel In-Line Connectors.
The Aqua Channel Corner Piece (also available with an additional Rodding Eye) is used to join lengths of Aqua Channel conduit at corners.
Fit the Aqua Channel - Channel Outlet into the Aqua Channel at the appropriate location.
Platon Aqua Channel outlet requires a 40mm hole in the underside of the Aqua Channel. The Aqua Channel - Channel Outlet is solvent welded to the channel using the internal male coupling. A chase should be formed into the floor to accommodate the outlet pipe from the Aqua Channel to the sump or drain.
Infill the remaining gap between the Aqua Channel and the side of the trough with 20mm stone and finish flush with the flat surface of the Aqua Channel.
When installing a membrane over the floor, make good the remaining area with 20mm stone. Lay the membrane over the floor area and seal to the wall membrane using Corner Strip / Overtape.
When the Cavity Drain Membrane is not going to be installed over the floor, make good the remaining area with approximately 50mm screed.
It is recommended that the Aqua Channel be jet washed via the Rodding Eyes, which should be incorporated in the channel system, at least once every six months.
This should be carried out by the installing contractor (under a maintenance contract) or by the property owner. During this cleaning process the pumps (if installed) should also be run with water out of the sump chamber to ensure they are fully operational and that the sump chamber be cleaned of any sludge / silt that may have accumulated.
In addition to this, the high water level battery alarm box and alarm sensor should also checked for working order.
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