Green roof

XF Drain

high-performance, sustainable green roof drainage

OVERVIEW

XF Drain - highly permeable geo-composites that combine drainage, filter, aeration and water retention functions in one product.

Always clear, never clogged

Always clear, never clogged

Depending on the version, we incorporate a non-woven filter fabric to one or both sides of the drain core. This also protects the roof membrane and supports the vegetation, promoting drainage and root aeration. We can also add an optional retention fleece to provide water and nutrient storage.

Maintain open diffusion in Protected Membrane Roof (PMR)

XF Drain is 95% open thanks to its 3D fused, entangled filaments core and permeable filter fabric, which facilitate water and vapor movement. This enables topside venting and maintains open diffusion above the extruded polystyrene rigid insulation, therefore suitable for PMR applications.

Maintain open diffusion in Protected Membrane Roof (PMR)
No fabric intrusion under soil conditions

No fabric intrusion under soil conditions

XF Drain consists of a 3D entangled polymer filament core that is thermally bonded to one or two fabrics. Unlike dimpled drains, XF Drain's design configuration prevents fabric intrusion under load and maintains high flow rate under soil conditions.

Quick and easy to Install

XF Drain is lightweight, flexible, lays perfectly flat for quick easy installation. The textile-based mat cuts easily, fits to curves and contours, and does not create sharp edges when cut.

Quick and easy to Install
Other features
  • Lightweight, low profile, high flow rates.

  • Open filament design creates 360° flow opportunities.

  • High compressive strength and resilient under high loads.

  • 40%+ post-industrial recycled content contributes to LEED points.

  • Water retention option for arid climates and stormwater management.

  • Customized drainage products for specialized green roof applications.

OTHER VARIANTS
XF 3111 - Drain + Water Retention for Semi-Intensive GR
XF 3211 - Drain + Water Retention for Semi-Intensive GR
XF 3601 - Thin Drain for Extensive GR, Underpaver and Sloped roof
XF 3801 - Thin Drain for Extensive GR, Underpaver and Sloped roof
XF 3611 - Drain for Semi-Intensive GR and Underpaver
Applications Enabled By This Product

Extensive Green Roof Systems

Extensive green roofs weigh less, need little or no maintenance, help save energy and water, and support bio-diversity.

Green Roof Drain

An effective green roof drainage mat is critical for a successful installation, and brings environmental benefits.

Plant-In-place Systems

Planting a green roof in situ with sedum cuttings or plug plants, and then caring for it, can be satisfying and affordable.

Pre-vegetated Mat Systems

Stabilises green roofs – no need for hydromulch or wind netting, and you have flowers and foliage all year round.

SUCCESS STORIES
Keeping Canada’s Largest Green Roof In Perfect Health

Keeping Canada’s Largest Green Roof In Perfect Health

Vancouver’s heavy rainfall called for an Enkadrain solution that was tough, reliable, and could deliver extraordinary performance for a world famous project.

95%

open structure with high permeability to air and water

1,400mm

of annual rainfall for a Vancouver green roof to cope with

Read success story

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