Roadworks and civil engineering

To drain water and remove soil pore pressures from geotechnical structures



DRAINTUBE optimizes construction projects by simplifying the installation of the drainage layers. It decreases the construction time and offers high mechanical and hydraulic performances.
Under road or rail embankments, DRAINTUBE drains high water tables and collects lateral water flows.
On soft soils, DRAINTUBE is placed directly on top of the vertical wick drains as horizontal drainage base layer. The drainage geocomposite collects and drains the water from the wick drains to the sides of the preloading embankment.
Behind Mechanically Stabilised Earth (MSE) walls and in cuttings, DRAINTUBE intercepts lateral groundwater flows and protects the structure. Thanks to its high compressive strength, DRAINTUBE can be used behind high MSE walls.
Multi-linear drainage geocomposite DRAINTUBE offers an effective alternative to gravel layers. It has a wide number of advantages:
  • Lower costs,
  • Faster construction,
  • Less excavation and/or backfill,
  • Better performance,
  • Lower greenhouse gas emissions.
Performances and Cost savings
Effective drainage of road foundations increases their behavior and their lifetime. DRAINTUBE tubular drainage geocomposite helps to control harmful effects of freeze-thaw cycles and underground water on geotechnical structures.
DRAINTUBE allows a reduction of the costs of the construction works compared to the use of granular drainage layers. It reduces the trucks traffic and simplifies the on-site logistics.
DRAINTUBE drainage geocomposite saves excavation work needed to realize a drainage layer under embankments.
Social and Environmental footprint
DRAINTUBE drainage geocomposite reduces the trucks traffic and increases the security on-site and around the site. It also reduces the social and environmental impact on nearby residents (noise, dust, accessibility, etc.).