Excess rainfall can accumulate and cause damage to homes. Water can further leak into the basement. Driveway Drains are linear drainage applications also known as channel drains,strip drains and trench drains used to collect and convey water. There are a few considerations such as weather and expected rainfall that go into choosing the right driveway drain. Common materials used include hdpe, ductile iron and steel. Common sizes are 5”, 8” and 12” wide.