When comparing strip drains to alternative drainage systems, it is clear that strip drains are the most beneficial. French drains and traditional pipe systems are not as durable or reliable. One of the most glaring advantages strip drains offer is their superior water intake. Strip drains can hold a much higher volume of water when compared to other systems.
A strip drain’s channels allow water to permeate into the ground faster, helping to prevent puddling and surface flooding. The chances of flooding are almost nonexistent. As long as you install the proper size strip drain, clogs are virtually impossible. They are designed to prevent soil and other debris from entering. The highest quality strip drains have a 0% failure rate.
Strip drains also benefit worksites by being easier to install than French drains or other linear drains. The narrow trenches strip drains are installed to require little ground disturbance, and no extra layers of gravel or sand are needed. The simplified installation also translates into cost savings. Fewer labor hours and workers are required to install strip drains.