If heavy rainfall is not directed ahead of time, it can flood an entire plot of land. Additionally, if that water sits for long periods of time, it can easily become contaminated and harm the health of your soil, crops, or livestock. Drainage ditches can help you efficiently and sustainably collect and drain water.
Many people choose to line their drainage ditches with different materials to ensure that they do not become clogged and do not leak. Drainage ditch liners help you maintain the integrity of your ditch so that it does not easily lose its shape or ability to hold water. However, it can be easy to become overwhelmed by the sheer number of available liners. Knowing some of the main features of a drainage ditch liner can help you protect your land from flooding damage.
5 things to consider when choosing a drainage ditch liner
You should line your drainage ditches to minimize soil erosion and deter weed growth. Liners can collect and hold water without ruining the integrity of the ditch. You should look for the following features when choosing a drainage ditch liner that works for your needs:
- Tear and puncture resistant — It is important for your liner to be durable. This means that it is strong enough to resist tears and punctures caused by fast water flow. It should also have a high chemical resistance so that runoff chemicals — such as from chemical and oil tanks — do not break down the liner material.
- Easily installable — A drainage ditch liner must be correctly installed to function properly. For example, if the liner is not completely sealed, the trapped water can leach into the surrounding soil. Some liner providers offer custom equipment for you to install the liners by yourself, while other companies will offer to install your liners for you.
- Weather resistant — Drainage ditch liners are directly exposed to the elements. As a result, they need to be impervious to harsh winds, strong UV rays and freezing temperatures. In addition, a high-quality ditch liner should be completely impermeable and waterproof so that the water that falls into the ditch does not leak into the soil.
- Flexible — Ditch liners should be customized to the narrow width and the purpose of each ditch. Flexible liners allow you to shape your liner to fit and seal to the sides of the ditch.
- Lightweight — Drainage ditch liners may need to be moved frequently, especially if the location of the ditch needs to be adjusted. A good ditch liner should be relatively easy to transport, especially if it must be carried and transported by hand.
Our team at Witt Lining Systems can help you find the right drainage ditch liner for you
Drainage ditch liners can help you efficiently catch water and decrease your risk of flooding. Our team at Witt Lining Systems can help you identify a flexible ditch liner that meets your needs. Get in touch with us today to discover a flexible drop-in liner solution that fits your needs.