A LOOK AT RESORT DRAINAGE
Resort hotels, like any large commercial property, need efficient and robust drainage systems to handle a range of water-related issues, from rainfall and stormwater management to wastewater disposal. Here are some common aspects and installations you might find in the drainage systems of resort hotels:
Resorts often have extensive landscaping, parking lots, and other impermeable surfaces that can generate significant runoff during rainstorms. To manage this, they typically install storm drains and catch basins to collect and redirect water away from buildings and vulnerable areas. This system can include underground piping, open channels, or even decorative water features that double as drainage solutions.
Landscape Surface Drains
To prevent waterlogging and erosion in landscaped areas, resorts use a combination of grading, swales, and trench drain systems to direct surface water away from sensitive areas. Keep in mind that proper maintenance to clear surface debris is necessary for the drainage to remain effective.
To protect the building structural integrity, resorts use foundation drainage systems. This often involves a combination of a waterproof membrane along the foundation walls, a drainage channel directing water away, and a footing drain at the base of the foundation.
Doorway Entry Drains
Many resorts often have ramps located at entry points in order to assist with vendor deliveries and more importantly, to assist visitors with special needs. This necessary slope increases the potential for flooding that could breach the threshold and enter the facility. Appropriately placed trench drains will help to redirect stormwater during significant weather events.
Loading Dock Drains
Similar to entryways, loading docks are frequently sloped creating the potential for stormwater to enter the building. Positioning trench drain systems at the top of the ramp and grates designed with large flow areas will redirect the majority of stormwater. An additional system near the door will prevent water from entering the building along with alleviating the potential for water to pool and damage the door and surrounding structure.
Resorts with large buildings need effective roof drainage systems to prevent water accumulation and potential damage. This usually includes gutters and downspouts that lead to a significant trench drain with the capacity to accommodate the displaced stormwater from the roof as well as any surface runoff near the drainage system.
The experts at TDS can help you find the right drains to fit your plan and budget. Contact us for a free quote or for further information on drainage solutions visit TrenchDrain.com
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