MEL-DRAIN continues to be one of our most popular materials for diverting water away from a building’s foundation. Compatible with all W. R. MEADOWS waterproofing products, the use of MEL-DRAIN completes a superior waterproofing system to keep your structure safe from the ingress of water.
However, for additional protection, MEL-DRAIN TOTAL-DRAIN is recommended for use with MEL-DRAIN in all critical waterproofing applications.
The MEL-DRAIN TOTAL-DRAIN sheet drain system combines any regular MEL-DRAIN sheet drain section with the unique TOTAL-DRAIN section. In the TOTAL-DRAIN system, the regular sheet drain performs its normal function of water collection, while the TOTAL-DRAIN section provides both water collection and a high-profile section for water flow to the designed drainage exits.
TOTAL-DRAIN is a two-part, prefabricated geocomposite drain consisting of a formed 24″ high HIPS core covered on one side with a non-woven, needle-punched polypropylene filter fabric. The top section is 12″ of 7/16″ core for water collection. The bottom section is 12″ of 1″ thick for water collection and horizontal water flow to designated exits. The fabric allows water to pass into the drain core while restricting the movement of soil particles, which might clog the core. The core allows the water to flow to designated drainage exits. Full-coverage protection is provided to waterproofing materials.
To help educate our clients on the benefits of using MEL-DRAIN TOTAL-DRAIN, we’ve created a new informational sheet. This sheet lists the feature and benefits of the product, as well as full-color graphics that show exactly how the product works. It’s a great addition to your library of informational literature if you are interested in specifying, installing, or selling this product. To order the sheet, please visit our literature request form.
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