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Sand Trap – Popular Science Article

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Greenspace Parking with Permeable Pavers

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Kure Beach Dune Infiltration System

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The Basics of Trench Drain Grates

Drainage grates may go unnoticed in our daily lives, but their impact on maintaining safe [...]

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Decorative Ductile Iron Grates

Bronze Age™ Introduces Ductile Iron Grates Bronze Age™ decorative grates by Trench Drain Systems takes [...]

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New Co-Working Space In Milan

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR MANUFACTURING PARTNER, ULMA ARCHITECTURAL SOLUTIONS FOR ALLOWING US TO SHARE THEIR [...]

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Keeping Livestock Safe – Grate Ideas

The customer initially thought that we were the manufacturer of the grate but had purchased [...]

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Durable Rainwater Drainage

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR MANUFACTURING PARTNER, ULMA ARCHITECTURAL SOLUTIONS FOR ALLOWING US TO SHARE THEIR [...]

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Trench•Era™ – Modular Trench Drain

Trench•Era™ by TDS is a new concept in high-capacity linear drainage which offers installation flexibility [...]

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The Ideal Positioning for Your Driveway Trench Drain System

Are you planning to install a trench drain system in your driveway? These drains are [...]

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The Battle of the Steels: Comparing 304 & 316L Stainless Steel in Drainage Grates

There’s more to a drainage grate than meets the eye. Choosing the right type of [...]

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Technical and Aesthetic Drainage Solution

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR MANUFACTURING PARTNER, ULMA ARCHITECTURAL SOLUTIONS FOR ALLOWING US TO SHARE THEIR [...]

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Decorative Metal Spee-D Channel Grates

Trench Drain Systems is the first in the industry to provide 4″ metal decorative grating [...]

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Safe and Hygienic Grating Solutions for Trench Drain Systems in Kennels and Boarding Facilities

As a kennel owner or operator of a pet boarding facility, your priority is always [...]

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How To Choose A Brewery Drain

There are several key pieces of information that should be established prior to choosing a [...]

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How Fast Does Cast Iron Rust?

GRATES AT A BRIDGE PROJECT – ELMORE, OHIO Customers often ask us how long it [...]

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TDS Announces – Virtual Trade Showroom

Why Visit Our Showroom? There’s no need travel or pay to attend a trade show. [...]

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Polymer Concrete Catch Basin with Versatility

Trench Drain Systems has been selling to the drainage market for nearly 20 years and [...]

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Jump Into the Pool, But Avoid Slipping

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR MANUFACTURING PARTNER, ULMA ARCHITECTURAL SOLUTIONS FOR ALLOWING US TO SHARE THEIR [...]

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Driveway Drainage Options

  A trench drain can stretch across the entire driveway effectively stopping the water flow [...]

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Z884: A General Purpose Shallow Drainage System

Z884 Drainage System There is a wide variety of applications that require a trench drain [...]

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Decorative Grating for POLYCAST 600

There are multiple trench drain systems available on the market today, but not all have [...]

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Replacing Broken Trench Drain Grates

Replacing broken trench drain grates is important. A damaged system causes multiple issues throughout an [...]

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Introducing Driveway Drainage Kits

Driveway drainage kits are ideal for residential and a variety of commercial applications. The installation [...]

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Why Driveway Drainage is Important

Driveway Drainage Installing a drainage system is an important part of any new or existing [...]

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Ductile Iron Grates For POLYCAST® 600/700 Systems

ductile iron grates Do you need heavy duty grates? Ductile iron grates are versatile and [...]

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Pardon My French “Drain”

Standing water is an continuous issue when it comes to landscapes. Simple hand- dug ditches [...]

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Common Reasons Why Trench Drains Fail

Trench drain systems can be a large, but important investment to any property. There are [...]

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6 Reasons to Consider Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic

Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP) is becoming a common building material, but while some areas have [...]

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Maintaining Your Drainage System

At some point, you may have to deal with a clogged drainage system at your [...]

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Do You Have Rust On Your Cast Iron?

Rust and Cast Iron Cast iron grates are ideal for many situations and are available [...]

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Driveway Drainage Problems

Whether you are installing new or retrofitting an older system there are solutions. One of [...]

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Polymer Concrete – Polyester vs. Vinyl Ester

For many applications, selecting the right drainage system material is critical. There are several differences [...]

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Name that Grate! A Replacement Grate Guide

We are often asked to help customers find replacement grates for their systems. If you [...]

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Growing Options of Metal Decorative Grates For NDS Products

The grate options are expanding for the ever popular Mini Channel and Slim Channel drainage [...]

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Stormwater Management for House and Patio

Controlling stormwater drainage around your home is an important step in protecting the foundation’s integrity, [...]

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Sustaining Flight Through Trench Drain

The above-ground airport facilities are easy to appreciate, such as the runways, control towers, terminals, [...]

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Major Flooding? FP1200 to the Rescue!

The First National Bank of Bellevue, Ohio had been feeling the brunt of Mother Nature’s [...]

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7 Facts About The FP Series Trench Drain

The FP Series trench drain is a large flow, transportation drainage product developed by Hubbell [...]

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Keep Your She Shed, Man Cave or Kid Cabin Safe from Water Damage

Have you planned for drainage near your shed? Learn how to protect your prized possession. [...]

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Universal Ductile Iron Trench Drain Grate (TDS 461D)

Previous articles I’ve written have discussed the evolution of the polymer concrete trench drain channel [...]

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Polymer Concrete Trench Drain – In the Beginning

The first time I learned of ACO and polymer concrete was in 1985 while on [...]

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How to Replace 1 Inch Thick Grates

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4 Places To Install Trench Drain

Residential trench drain is a large market that fluctuates with the construction season. Homeowners and [...]

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Stemler Corporation – Best Service, Best Products

It’s refreshing to find a company that really knows its customer. Stemler Corporation takes their [...]

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Planning Drainage When You Don’t Have A Plan: A Case Study for Breweries

Overview: One of the most important components of planning a new brewery or expanding an [...]

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TDS 3000 Series empowers art at Newark electric station

Hurricane Sandy took its toll on many things, including Newark’s grid reliability. PSEG decided to [...]

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Let’s Raise a Glass for Polycast!

Ill Mannered Brewery opened its doors in Powell, Ohio in September 2015. Since then, they’ve [...]

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Black Isle Brewery – Scottish Culinary Trend Setter

I had the opportunity to visit the Scottish Highlands with two of my colleagues. The [...]

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3 Trench Drain Installation Tips You Need to Know

Since trench drains are part of the project’s foundation plan, they are literally the groundwork [...]

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The Trick With Trench Drains in Suspended Slabs

Suspended slabs are trickier to pour than on-grade floors. Likewise, installing a trench drain in [...]

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Zurn Z882 ADA Grates – P12-HPD vs. P12-ADA-USA

In the past couple years, I have had the opportunity to sell a bunch of [...]

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3 Things I learned about trench drain at BrewExpo America

I attended BrewExpo America in Philadelphia this spring. I learned a little about brewery floors [...]

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Controlling Highway Runoff: Linear Drainage vs. Inlets

Without containment, storm water can cause traffic hazards on highways. Rain storms send water rushing [...]

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Project Profile: Yergey Brewing trench drains

A new brewery opened in the Lehigh Valley this fall. Yergey Brewing, owned and operated [...]

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Krug Bier – Pioneer in Brazil’s Craft Brew Market

I recently visited the mountainous central region of Brazil to attend an exposition of Cachaça [...]

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Considering Stainless Drains for Food Production

Stainless steel seems to be the ideal material for food processing facilities because of its [...]

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There’s no such thing as the best brewery drain.

A craft or microbrewery is a labor of love. Just as with the mash tun and [...]

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3 Reasons To Consider Heel-Proof Grates

Dear Construction Industry, don’t worry so much about heel-proof grates! Architects and contractors come to [...]

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Cast Metal Grating in Singapore Trench Drains

Last year I reported on common designs for bar grating found in Singapore but not [...]

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Polycast 500 – A Polymer Concrete Deck Drain

The Polycast 500 is proof that not all commercial drains are the same. Hubbell Power [...]

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3 Ancestors to Modern Trench Drain

I’m not a historian on drainage systems (though it sounds interesting). I’ve been thinking about [...]

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The Skinny on Slot Drain

Slot drains are a growing segment of the drainage market, but they haven’t broken into [...]

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Contractor Builds Stairs out of Cast Iron Grating

Check out this beautiful south Hollywood stairwell constructed by Agave Designs, a creative construction company [...]

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Made in America: POLYCAST® Trench Drain

POLYCAST® is a leading American manufacturer of polymer concrete trench drains and high volume fiberglass [...]

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Dublin: Old World Trench Drain Systems

Since returning from Dublin, I’ve developed a theory that Ireland is called the Emerald Isle [...]

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Singapore Trench Drain: Not Your Average Bar Grating

Hinged bar grating is cool, but it’s not offered in the United States. The ability [...]

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Visiting Singapore: A Look at Bar Grating

The climate is always warm and wet in Singapore, a small island nation in Southeast [...]

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Flo-Well as a Compost Bin

I have been looking for ways to live more “Earth friendly” over the last several [...]

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Horse Barn Drain Install – Econodrain #4

In this case, a drain was previously installed and deemed later to be inadequate for [...]

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Fiberglass Grating Options for Trench Drains

Fiberglass Grating As the price of stainless steel increases, fiberglass is filling the gap. Fiberglass [...]

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Trench Drain Sightings at Kauffman (Royal) Stadium – Kansas City, MO

I was in Kansas City on business, but it would have to wait. It had [...]

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Planter Stand made from Iron Age Stair Step

Meet the 12” x 20” Locust grate by Iron Age Designs.  This grate is made [...]

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Trench Drain at Walden Pond

It was a Sunday afternoon in October, 2009.  The sky was vibrant, the wind gentle [...]

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Cast Iron Finishing Options for Trench Drain Systems

Trench drain is becoming a bigger part of American hardscape and streetscape projects as North [...]

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Decorative Cast Iron Grating Options for the Meadrain EN2000 Polymer Channel

The MEA EN2000 is used in applications where heavy wheel loads will be frequent and [...]

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Large Residential Catch Basin Options

When conversing with an excavating contractor regarding catch basins, they may often think about the [...]

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Trench Drain Installation in Brazil – Block Lined Example

In recent years, I have been traveling to Brazil with my wife over the Thanksgiving [...]

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Residential Downspout Catch Basin Installation

It is common for homeowners to put their downspout water into a pipe that then [...]

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Dura Slope Trench Drain and Decorative Grating

If you want off-the-shelf channel drains with decorative grates, you have a few choices. Dura [...]

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Catch Basins and Downspout Drainage

Nobody likes a wet basement. Are catch basins the cure? The first line of defense to [...]

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Polymer Concrete Trench Drain – Residential vs. Commercial

What makes a trench drain suited for residential vs. commercial projects? Manufacturers make both residential drains and [...]

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Trench Drain Installation for the Residential Driveway

Most homeowners that purchase trench drain are looking to resolve an existing drainage issue. Driveway [...]

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Trench Drain in the Amazon Region

If you want to evacuate a large amount of surface water in a short period [...]

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POLYCAST 600 Installation

POLYCAST 600 Installation Earlier in the year, I witnessed the installation of 40 LF (Linear [...]

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Ornamental Grating for Trench Drain

There have been many people asking about it, and I’ve finally been able to gather [...]

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Trench Drain in Brazil

Goodness Gracious! I just returned from a pleasure/business trip to Brazil.  Though the weather was [...]

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Trench Drain in the Black Hills

This summer, I had the opportunity to view more trench drain at various National Monuments. [...]

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Memorials & Museums: Trench Drain Grates in D.C

While my daughter was in town this March, we took a weekend trip to Washington [...]

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Trench Drains Defined

Alternately called troughs, channels or gutters, trench drain systems play a large role in controlling [...]

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Hello Trench Drain Users!!!!

Thanks for stopping by this information site. We are the world’s first blog about trench [...]

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