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Is pooling water around your home becoming a problem? Here is how you can fix it!

We all know rain; especially prolonged rain events can lead a variety of problems around your home including:

  • Flooding/Pooling
  • Drainage problems
  • Mold & Mildew
  • Water Contamination
  • Roof Leaks
  • Sewer Backup
  • Power Outages
  • Landslides
  • Foundation Issues
  • Erosion
  • Damage to Outdoor Structures
  • Blocked Gutters & Downspouts

While we cannot help with all the listed problems above, we can help you with pooling and drainage issues especially in your yard! Where you may not have previously had a pooling or drainage problem in the past, recent rain events may have resulted in this new problem forming.

You may have started to notice pooling or damp areas in your yard after rain. Here’s a few tips on how RELN can help you fix this problem with the C-M-R approach.

Catch:
Consider using RELN’s range of pits or channel drains, placed strategically these solutions collects excess rainwater around the surface of your yard. This prevents pooling, preserving the health of your lawn and preventing potential damage to home and foundations.
To learn more about which RELN product will suit your pooling water problem – Try our RELN Drainage Solution Finder.

Move:
This could be a simple as using RELN’s Stretch Ag-Pipe. RELN Ag-Pipe is installed below the soil in areas that typically have standing or pooling water after a heavy rainfall. This excess water will soak down into the ground finding its way into the slotted pipe so it can be carried away to a lower lying area or to a connected stormwater pit.

There are 2 types of RELN Stretch Ag-Pipes that can be installed, which are Slotted Socked and Unslotted.

A Slotted Socked Pipe has small holes in its corrugation and should be installed under pooling water. These holes are simultaneously used catch and expel water as it moves downward through the system. Slotted pipe should also be used where releasing water into a stormwater pit is not an option so that water can be distributed to the surrounding soil.

Unslotted Pipe should be used if water needs to be moved from point A to point B in subsoil. Typically installed under a downpipe or under walkways which is then connected to a stormwater pit. The pipes corrugations provide strength, making it safe to walk on once installed, the corrugations also provide enough water disturbance in the pipe, so debris does not get caught.

Installing Stretch Ag Pipe is easy! Once you have identified where there are areas of pooling water:

  1. Dig a trench 300mm deep by 200mm wide for as long as you need it.
  2. Line trench with RELN Drain Matting to prevent any soil or debris entering the slotted pipe, leaving enough material to overlap at the top once pipe has been laid.
  3. Back fill roughly 150mm with blue metal or a crushed concrete, this medium will prevent soil compaction and provide rigidity around the Stretch Ag-Pipe.
  4. Lay Stretch Ag-Pipe down, wrapping drain matting over, cover with soil and finally grass.

RELN’s range or slotted or unslotted Ag-Pipe ensures a smooth flow, redirecting water away from problematic areas. No more navigating around puddles – just a more even distribution and a dryer surface.

Release:
All this rain needs to go somewhere, and it is crucial that it is directed into local stormwater or rain garden.

The End Result? A Healthier Yard and happy homeowner:
By adopting a catch-move-release approach with RELN, you can transform your yard into a healthier space. No more worrying about puddles or damp spots – just a well-balanced outdoor space or yard.

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CLASS LOADING TABLE

Class Loading Typical Use Nominal Wheel Loading kg Serviceability Design Load kN Ultimate Limit State Design Load kN
icon RESIDENTIAL Non-rated usage. Designed for residential applications such as pathways and driveways. N/A N/A N/A
icon CLASS Areas (including paths) accessible only to pedestrians and pedal cyclists and closed to other traffic. 330 6.7 10
icon CLASS Areas (including paths and light tractor paths) accessible to vehicles (excl. commercial vehicles) or livestock. 2670 53 80
icon CLASS Malls and areas open to slow moving commercial vehicles. 5000 100 150
icon CLASS Carriageways of roads and areas open to commercial vehicles. 8000 140 210
icon CLASS General docks and aircraft pavements. 13 700 267 400
icon CLASS Docks and aircraft pavements subject to high wheel loads. 20 000 400 600
icon CLASS Docks and aircraft pavements subject to very high wheel loads. 30 000 600 900

RESIDENTIAL

  • Non-rated usage. Designed for residential applications such as pathways and driveways.
  • Nominal Wheel Loading (kg)

    N/A

  • Nominal Wheel Loading (kg)

    N/A

  • Nominal Wheel Loading (kg)

    N/A

CLASS

  • Areas (including paths) accessible only to pedestrians and pedal cyclists and closed to other traffic.
  • Nominal Wheel Loading (kg)

    330

  • Nominal Wheel Loading (kg)

    6.7

  • Nominal Wheel Loading (kg)

    10

CLASS

  • Areas (including paths and light tractor paths) accessible to vehicles (excl. commercial vehicles) or livestock.
  • Nominal Wheel Loading (kg)

    2670

  • Nominal Wheel Loading (kg)

    53

  • Nominal Wheel Loading (kg)

    80

CLASS

  • Malls and areas open to slow moving commercial vehicles.
  • Nominal Wheel Loading (kg)

    5000

  • Nominal Wheel Loading (kg)

    100

  • Nominal Wheel Loading (kg)

    150

CLASS

  • Carriageways of roads and areas open to commercial vehicles.
  • Nominal Wheel Loading (kg)

    8000

  • Nominal Wheel Loading (kg)

    140

  • Nominal Wheel Loading (kg)

    210

CLASS

  • General docks and aircraft pavements.
  • Nominal Wheel Loading (kg)

    13,700

  • Nominal Wheel Loading (kg)

    267

  • Nominal Wheel Loading (kg)

    400

CLASS

  • Docks and aircraft pavements subject to high wheel loads.
  • Nominal Wheel Loading (kg)

    20,000

  • Nominal Wheel Loading (kg)

    400

  • Nominal Wheel Loading (kg)

    600

CLASS

  • Docks and aircraft pavements subject to very high wheel loads.
  • Nominal Wheel Loading (kg)

    30,000

  • Nominal Wheel Loading (kg)

    600

  • Nominal Wheel Loading (kg)

    900