MEL-DRAIN continues to be one of our most popular materials for diverting water away from a building’s foundation.
MEL-DRAIN is a dimple-raised, molded polystyrene sheet bonded to high strength polypropylene fabric. This geocomposite allows the passage of moisture through the fabric while preventing fine soils from entering the drainage channel. Various drain designs are available, depending on soil pressure and flow specifications. (An optional polyester backing film is available when used in conjunction with flexible waterproofing material.) The family of MEL-DRAIN products provides excellent protection in vertical, horizontal, and site applications.
Used in conjunction with a total W. R. MEADOWS moisture protection system, MEL-DRAIN is the ideal choice for enhanced waterproofing protection of basement walls, plaza decks, earth-sheltered homes, commercial buildings, retaining walls, underground parking, site drainage, etc.
We’ve recently created CAD documents detailing the proper application of MEL-DRAIN. These CAD details cover some of the more popular application types, including flange connections, flange edge terminations, and more. These details are a fantastic tool for designers and constructors to ensure a painless installation.
In addition to CAD details for MEL-DRAIN, we have documents available for all our building envelope materials, such as AIR-SHIELD air barriers, MEL-ROL waterproofing membranes, and PERMINATOR vapor barriers. Click here to view the entire library of CAD details available to you.
If you have any questions about these CAD details, or are looking for specific documents to help with your installation, please comment below or contact us at [email protected]