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Swale Drains

Swale drains, also known as swale drainage systems or swale water drainage, play a vital role in efficient water management. Swale drains are drainage systems that manage stormwater while aesthetically blending into the landscape. These concrete swale drains are designed to effectively control erosion and manage stormwater runoff while seamlessly integrating with the surrounding landscape. 


Made in Australia, EARTHLOK is a revolutionary erosion control product that can be used in swale drains. As Australian market leaders in erosion prevention, EARTHLOK swale drains protect the substrate from soil displacement due to water run-off on poorly vegetated sites.


Cost-effective and environmentally friendly, EARTHLOK swale drains can be customised to your design specifications. For sophisticated engineering of swale drains, use EARTHLOK.

Comprehensive Swale Drainage Solutions


At Earthlok, we provide a range of services to meet your swale drain needs:


  • Design and Customisation: Our experienced team understands the importance of designing swale drains that seamlessly blend into the landscape. We offer tailored solutions, considering your project's unique requirements and specifications. With our concrete swale drain designs, you can achieve both functionality and visual appeal.


  • Construction and Installation Assistance: Earthlok specialises in assisting clients in installing swale drainage systems efficiently and effectively. Our team of experts ensures precise installation, maximising the functionality and durability of the swale drains. With Earthlok, you can trust our expertise to deliver superior results.


  • Erosion Control and Stormwater Management: Earthlok swale drains are designed to provide reliable erosion control and effective stormwater management. Our concrete swale drains effectively guide and control the flow of stormwater, minimising the risk of erosion and preventing waterlogging. With Earthlok, you can rest assured that your swale drains will efficiently handle stormwater runoff.


  • Aesthetics and Landscaping: We understand the importance of maintaining the visual appeal of your landscape. Earthlok swale drains not only serve their functional purpose but also enhance the overall aesthetics of your project. Our flexible concrete swale drains seamlessly blend into the natural environment, ensuring a harmonious and visually pleasing appearance.


Choose Earthlok for Reliable Swale Drain Solutions


When it comes to swale drains, Earthlok is your trusted partner. 


Our swale drainage systems are designed to optimise water management, control erosion, and provide aesthetic integration. 


Contact us today to discover how Earthlok's efficient swale drain solutions can enhance your stormwater management. 


Our team of experts is ready to assist you in achieving effective water management with our flexible concrete swale drains. Take control of your water management needs with Earthlok.


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Swale Drains - FAQs

What is a swale drain?

A swale drain is a shallow channel on a gently sloped incline, to direct stormwater away from the surface or from a structure. 


EARTHLOK is a revolutionary Australian made product that can be used to construct swale drains.


Swale drains are an effective drainage option for gently sloped land. As long as the land isn't flat (such as below 1% incline) or too steep (such as more than 4% incline), swale drains can remove excess water without having to resort to more intensive alternatives, such as piped stormwater drainage systems.


Swale drainage installation also has other functions, such as slowing down the flow of water and helping to remove larger sediments from the water.

What's the purpose of a swale drain?

Like rock swale drains, EARTHLOK swale drains guide excess surface water away from important structures, such as homes and roadways.


Swale drains also have a role in the maintenance of natural landscapes, to control how water is directed and prevent flooding.


Overall, swale drains prevent flooding by directing to other, concrete drains - creating a controlled outlet for stormwater. They can also be combined with other concrete drain installations to capture rainwater for reuse.


To learn more about how to use EARTHLOK products to create swale drains, contact EARTHLOK.

Are table drains and swale drains the same?

Which to choose, table drain vs swale drain? Though they may look similar, and both rely on natural run-off, they have different purposes and use cases. EARTHLOK can be used in both table drain and swale drain projects.


Both table drains and swale drains are open channels that drain excess water off the surface. The key difference is that swale drains collect the water and then allow it to drain away into the ground, while table drains direct the water into specific collection and disposal points.

This different treatment of the stormwater means that swale and table drain installations have different purposes. For your table drain or swale drain project, talk with us at EARTHLOK.

What are the advantages of using a concrete swale drain?

Utilising a concrete swale drain provides numerous advantages for effective water management. 


The key benefits of using a concrete swale drain include superior erosion control, efficient stormwater management, and long-term durability. 


Concrete swale drains seamlessly integrate into the surrounding landscape, enhancing the aesthetics of the area. 


With their robust construction, concrete swale drains require minimal maintenance, ensuring cost-effectiveness. 


By choosing a concrete swale drain, you can enjoy reliable and sustainable water drainage solutions that effectively minimise erosion risks and manage stormwater runoff.

What are swale drains and how do they contribute to water management?

Swale drains, also referred to as swale drainage systems or swale water drainage, are concrete channels that play a crucial role in water management. 


These durable and functional concrete swale drains effectively guide stormwater flow, preventing water logging and minimising erosion. 


By seamlessly integrating into the landscape, concrete swale drains, such as Earthlok's solutions, provide reliable and sustainable water management, ensuring efficient control of stormwater in a visually pleasing manner. 

Choose concrete swale drains for effective storm water swale management.

How is EARTHLOK the environmentally friendly option?

Compared to concrete alternatives that are traditionally used for table drains and swale drains, EARTHLOK has a far lower carbon footprint.


The manufacture process of EARTHLOK, which is made of recycled materials, is much more sustainable than the highly carbon-intensive processing of standard concrete. EARTHLOK has been awarded an overall Greenstar rating of 3/4 in recognition of how environmentally friendly it is, especially when compared to concrete drains.


On top of that, EARTHLOK is also durable and long-lasting with only the bare minimum in terms of maintenance needs. Because it will continue to act as effective erosion protection for years to come without needing replacement, it is a sustainable and cost-effective solution for swale drainage installation.


EARTHLOK is an affordable, effective option that can help civil engineering firms and local government to meet their sustainability targets. Contact us for a more sustainable way to design your swale drains.

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