Author Archives: Kristie Pohlman

How Fast Does Cast Iron Rust?

Elmore, Ohio Bridge Project

GRATES AT A BRIDGE PROJECT – ELMORE, OHIO Customers often ask us how long it takes for cast iron to mellow out to the brown patina typically seen in most parking lots. We are fortunate enough to be aware of a project that was completed in 2020. A bridge was replaced in the village of […]

Driveway Drainage Options

Driveway Drainage Infograph

  A trench drain can stretch across the entire driveway effectively stopping the water flow before it can harm your garage, basement, foundation, or nearby structures. The task of specifying and purchasing a water runoff control system has been made simple with driveway drainage kits. Trench Drain Systems is one of the largest distributors in […]

Z884: A General Purpose Shallow Drainage System

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Z884 Drainage System There is a wide variety of applications that require a trench drain system. Finding a drain system that fits both a commercial and a residential project can be difficult. The Z884 by Zurn is a general-purpose shallow drainage system and is ideal for both. A smooth round base allows this channel system […]

6 Reasons to Consider Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic

Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic is perfect for water parks

Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP) is becoming a common building material, but while some areas have been quick to embrace fiber-reinforced polymers, other contractors and plant managers still aren’t convinced. Why should they use fiberglass grating for their railings, walkways and trench drains? 6 Reasons to Choose FRP FRP material is a composite made by combining […]

Name that Grate! A Replacement Grate Guide

Trench Drain Grates

We are often asked to help customers find replacement grates for their systems. If you find yourself in this situation, below are some ways that you can get the information you need that will help us to identify the grate. Keep in mind, you don’t need to have answers for every category but the more […]

Major Flooding? FP1200 to the Rescue!

The First National Bank of Bellevue, Ohio had been feeling the brunt of Mother Nature’s wrath in the form of flooding. Customers would have to make wide paths around the deep puddles or power through only to end up with soggy shoes to quickly get out of the weather. Unfortunately, the problem became more challenging […]

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

MAX Mini She Shed Drains

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

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

Brewery Drainage

Overview: One of the most important components of planning a new brewery or expanding an existing facility is the drainage system. Acidic chemicals, high-temperature fluids, and sanitizers make it necessary to have a high-quality system made of stainless steel or vinyl ester concrete. Breweries discard large volumes of fluids. Some larger breweries see drainage of […]

Let’s Raise a Glass for Polycast!

Ill Mannered Brewery

Tom Ayers and three of his buddies were all home craft brewers. They would meet to discuss the finer things in life – with beer mugs in hand, of course. Sharing a strong love for crafting, one of these friends, Brian, approached Ayers about starting a brewery. During a planning stage that lasted one year, […]