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Herringbone Drainage And Grid Drainage Systems

Herringbone drainage and grid drainage systems are the most common pipe drainage systems. The other two options – natural and fan systems – have a place in certain circumstances. Below, we are going to take a look at the herringbone and grid design in further detail.

The Herringbone system is the design for the main central pipe. The pipe runs down a slope and, at acute angles, with numerous lateral pipes connecting to it. This type of design is popular with large general amenity playing fields and big rectangular lawns. It is also suitable for areas that are irregular in shape. One of the main reasons why a lot of people opt for a Herringbone pipe system is because this design does not require as much depth for excavated drains compared to other options that are available. However, it is true that the design is more complicated than the grid solution, and this is why it is important to choose a drainage solutions firm with a lot of care and consideration. With a grid system, pipes, or the main pipe, is situated at the perimeter of an area, with laterals joining the central pipe at acute angles or right angles. This is a form of drainage design that is suitable for bowling greens, football pitches and other areas that boast a regular shape. As mentioned, it is easier to install than a herringbone system, and this is often because it has fewer junctions. Plus, it can be upgraded with ease too.

At Environmental Drain Services Ltd, we can inform you as to whether herringbone drainage is right for you, or whether different option would be more suitable. We have the experience, expertise and tools needed to carry out all types of soakaway construction and drainage solutions, so please do not hesitate to get in touch. More information can be found at

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