How Does a Strip Drain Work?

Strip drains work similarly to how a point drain works i.e water flows into the drain and flows down using gravity to remove the water into a waste water pipe.

What Does A Strip Drain look like?

A strip drain is a long narrow drain that can be installed against a wall or centrally located. They are also known as linear drains, trench drains, grate drains and channel drains.

The two main types of strip drain are:

How Do You Install A Strip Drain?

Our recent blog post covering Strip Drain Installation explains the steps in summary below:

  1. Choose the location and style of drain
  2. Measure the drain height and outlet location
  3. Drain install
  4. Connect plumbing
  5. Install floor/screed
  6. Waterproofing
  7. Tiling and sealing.

Where Can You Use Strip Drains?

Strip drains can be used in just about any area where water needs to be drained. This includes:

  • Swimming Pools
  • Balconies
  • Showers
  • Bathrooms
  • Patios

What Is The Difference Between A French Drain And A Strip Drain?

A French Drain removes water underground. A Strip Drain is used to remove water from a surface area such as a bathroom shower, or patio/balcony or Swimming Pool surrounds.


Now you’ve discovered how versatile and practical Strip Drains are, contact our friendly team today to learn more about using strip drains for your next building or renovation project.