TerraDrain® Sheet 54

TerraDrain® Sheet 54 prefabricated drains are constructed using a formed polystyrene core with a nonwoven filter fabric bonded to one side. The filter fabric is bonded to each dimple to prevent soil intrusion into the core flow channels while allowing water to freely enter the drain core. The core provides an uninterrupted path for water to flow to designated drainage exits.

TerraDrain® Sheet 54 is an economical solution for sub-surface, single-sided drainage applications requiring moderate strength and flow capacity. TerraDrain® Sheet 50 is available with filter fabrics meeting AASHTO M 288-06 specifications.

All values provided are intended for rapid comparison purposes, only. Please refer to a specific product’s Product Data Sheet (PDS) and the disclaimers therein for a detailed listing of all characteristics, associated definitions and values needed for structure design, specification compliance review and product submittal purposes. Please Download PDS for all information transfer, printing and submittal purposes.

Property Test Method English Metric


Material 1
Water Flow Rate
ASTM D4491 150 gpm/ft2 6113 Lpm/m2
Grab Tensile Strength
ASTM D4632 130 lbs 0.578 kN
CBR Puncture Resistance
ASTM D6241 360 lbs 1.55 kN
Apparent Opening Size
ASTM D4571 70 US Std. Sieve 0.210 mm
ASTM D4491 2.1 sec-1 2.1 sec-1
Grab Elongation
ASTM D4632 70 % 70 %
UV Resistance
ASTM D4355 70 % @ 500 hrs 70 % @ 500 hrs
AASHTO M 288-06 2
Survivability Class 3 Class 3


Material 1
ASTM D1777 0.25 in 6.35 mm
Compressive Strength
ASTM D1621 11000 lbs/ft2 527 kPa
Flow Rate 3
ASTM D4716 12.5 gpm/ft 155 Lpm/m

  • 1   PP = Polypropylene; HIPS = High Impact Polystyrene
  • 2   AASHTO Designation: M 288-06 Standard Specification for Highway Applications; American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, 2006. Geotextile survivability classification from installation stresses in subsurface drainage applications.
  • 3   In-plane flow rate measured at 3,600 psf (172 kPa) compressive load and a hydraulic gradient of 1.0.