Category Archives: Frame and Grate Systems

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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 […]

Sustaining Flight Through Trench Drain

Tiffin Airport Hangar with Trench Drain

The above-ground airport facilities are easy to appreciate, such as the runways, control towers, terminals, and of course, airplanes. What’s underground tends to go less noticed and under-appreciated. Beneath, inside, and surrounding airport facilities are drainage systems designed to collect, carry and dispense stormwater runoff. Drainage systems collect stormwater runoff from paved surfaces. The drains […]

Singapore Trench Drain: Not Your Average Bar Grating

flat steel grating, steel hinged grating, steel bar grates

Hinged bar grating is cool, but it’s not offered in the United States. The ability to open a drain for cleaning (which this drain needs) is essential. If drain grates are locked into place with a locking mechanism or if the grates are the bolt-down style, opening the drain becomes more problematic. But when the […]

Horse Barn Drain Installation – Econodrain #4

This is a story about a trench drain installation in a horse barn. In this case, a drain was previously installed and deemed inadequate for many reasons.  The owners decided to replace the old drain with a product called Econodrain #4.  Econodrain is what I call a former trench drain system; it utilizes a disposable […]

Fiberglass Grating Options for Trench Drains

Pultruded grating

Fiberglass Grating As the price of stainless steel increases, fiberglass is filling the gap. Fiberglass is a component that has been found to be very useful in many trench drain applications. This strong, lightweight material is easily fabricated into grating for standard and custom drain applications. It’s chemical and corrosion resistance puts it in a […]

Trench Drain at Walden Pond

It was a Sunday afternoon in October, 2009.  The sky was vibrant, the wind gentle after a chilly morning, and the sound of lapping waves was soft in my ears.  Autumn showed in the emerging rainbow of trees surrounding Walden Pond. The pond could hardly be considered a pond by its size, a hearty 61 […]