Drainage solution for outdoor ceramic coverings

Connection of facade channels

When using open facade channels in areas in contact with the ground, even with ceramic coverings, it must be taken into account that moisture is led to the base area. The channels must be connected in any case.

ACO offers two options for this, firstly a direct connection downwards via an eccentric insertion socket that goes from a diameter of 60 mm to DN 100, or a soffit drain element that can be connected at the side and projects over a foundation or cantilevered thermal insulation if necessary.


Direct connection of the ACO facade channels
via a 0.5 m element and soffit drain element/insertion spigot

With all 0.5 m elements, there are three options for directly connecting a gutter line:

  1. opening the perforation in the side wall and connecting the spur channel for a direct connection to the roof outlet
  2. opening the perforation in the side wall and connecting the soffit drain element with inspection option and connection to a DN 100 drainage pipe.
  3. opening the perforation in the floor and inserting the Ø60 mm plug-in connector to DN 100

ACO Profiline insertion spigot
Excentre from 60 mm to DN 100

If a direct downward connection of the facade channel is possible, there is an insertion connection Ø 60 mm to DN 100 that can be placed eccentrically in the channel base. By turning the connection, it can be positioned very easily. Furthermore, the dirt trap prevents coarse dirt from being introduced.


ACO Profiline reveal drain element

Opening of the perforation in the side wall and connection of the reveal drain element with inspection option and connection to a DN 100 drainage pipe.


In the reveal area, there is often only the channel side to realise a direct connection to the drainage. Due to the chosen design, the soffit drain element can be attached to the branch sewer connection and can still be inspected after shoring. It also can be connected to a DN 100 base pipe. The soffit drain element complements the ACO Profiline façade drainage system and represents a further variant in addition to the installation of a spur channel.