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Installing Trench Drainage

Installation of ACO's Trench Drainage Products

ACO's trench drain products are purpose-built to be able to withstand daily pedestrian and vehicle traffic in urban, industrial, road and residential environments. ACO is also known to provide aesthetically-pleasing and unobtrusive drainage for the commercial building industry. To ensure comprehensive support is given to fit in with modern construction practices, ACO has updated its trench drain Site Installation Manual that comprehensively details the process required to safely and correctly install ACO-manufactured Polycrete® Channels.

ACO understands that each installation site is unique and presents different challenges when installing drains. This occasionally results in some on-site fabrication to ensure a seamless connection to the underlying pipe work. This article will summarise key sections of the manual important to the installation of ACO's trench drain products.

1. Load Class and Pavement Type
When installing ACO's trench drain systems, several factors must be considered including:

  • The type of surface (pavers, asphalt etc.)
  • Whether the system is for private or commercial use - to determine the frequency of traffic
  • Type of vehicle - to determine the load class

By knowing these factors, site installers are able to install ACO channel systems with the correct amount of concrete encasement according to the guidelines outlined in ACO's Installation Manual. Load classes are derived from AS 3996 - Metal Access Covers and Grates and are divided into three groups, along with their concrete encasement dimensions:

Load classes and concrete encasement dimensions



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