Drainage membrane for retaining walls - Ecodrain
The Semenata.org online catalog for homes and gardens presents a high-quality Drainage membrane for retaining walls Ecodrain. This is an insulating product that is made of high-density polyethylene (HDPE). Drainage membranes for retaining walls are widely used in the waterproofing of walls, foundations, and flat roofs, in vertical landscaping of buildings and the creation of roof gardens, in the insulation of terraces, balconies, and more.
The main advantage of the Ecodrain drainage membrane is undoubtedly its excellent mechanical strength. Dense polyethylene allows the material to withstand a load of embankments with soil, gravel, sand, and more inert materials. This is highly valued especially in the insulation of foundations and different parts of the foundations, in the construction of buildings and facilities, which after construction are covered with different materials.
According to the technical characteristics specified by the manufacturer, the material can withstand a load of 200 KN / sq.m., which is equivalent to a load of approximately 20 tons per sq.m. Polyethylene, from which the retaining walls membrane is made for the base and waterproofing is also quite flexible, so it can be easily installed in places and surfaces with various irregularities.
Another extremely useful feature of Ecodrain drainage membranes for retaining walls is their innovative pimple-like surface. Thanks to the many small "pimples", the membrane protects the insulated surface from moisture, water, and vapors and ventilates the surfaces. In this way, it protects even from underground gases such as Radon, which is highly radioactive and is often synthesized in the soil under certain conditions.
Base drainage membranes can be used alone or in combination with different types of bitumen membranes.
Application of Ecodrain base and wall membranes for retaining walls.
This model of membranes is used by construction companies and crews in the construction of buildings for various purposes. Usually, the Drainage membrane for retaining walls is installed as waterproofing or as part of the waterproofing on the foundations of residential buildings, condominiums, hotels, and hotel complexes, in the insulation of underground garages, basements, shops, and more.
Apart from the foundations of buildings, the drainage membrane can be used for insulation in the construction of walls, foundations for fences, the insulation of swimming pools, or decorative water areas made of concrete.
Membranes protect waterproofing from mechanical damage and improve sound insulation and thermal insulation of the building.
It is not uncommon for Ecodrain to be used to insulate drainage around houses or around walls and stairs, easily and effectively separating drainage from the humus layer.
Drainage membranes for retaining walls - Ecodrain can also be used in roof landscaping of buildings, in the construction of so-called "green walls" also known as vertical landscaping in hotels, luxury hotel lobbies, and receptions in business buildings, offices, and more.
Ecodrain drainage membranes can be installed in almost all weather conditions and are relatively resistant to various influences from tree roots and shrubs, soil bacteria, various types of fungi, and more. microorganisms.
Technical characteristics of the drainage membrane for Ecodrain bases:
Material - polyethylene (HDPE) – like our plastic driveway grid for grass.
Load endurance - up to 200 KN / sq.m or up to 20 tons per sq.m
Cuts - 1/20 m (20 sq.m)
How are drainage retaining wall membranes installed?
Drainage membranes for foundations are easy to install, but it is good to follow a few important recommendations to make the most of their safety features.
Prior to installation, the surface on which you will install them should be clean of irregularities, protruding fittings, cracks, etc. It is also good to keep the surface strong to avoid deformations or compromising insulation.
Another important condition is to pre-cut the membrane to avoid inaccuracies and uncovered areas.
Be sure to mount the drainage membrane with the "pimples" to the surface.
When insulating vertical surfaces up to 2 m deep, it is good to mount the membrane horizontally, and the overlap between two adjacent membranes should be about 20 cm.
If insulating surfaces over 2 m, place the membrane vertically and be careful not to open vertical joints (overlap about 20 cm).
The fixing of the drainage membranes is done with the help of nails and special washers, and they should be placed in about 30 cm.
It is good to provide a drainage system to remove excess moisture at the lower end of the membrane. In these cases, you can also use geotextile to be laid facing the soil layer on the drainage membrane for better insulation and filtration of excess moisture.