Category Archives: Polymer Concrete Drains

Posts on polymer concrete trench drain products, grating options and drain installations

Made in America: POLYCAST® Trench Drain

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POLYCAST® is a leading American manufacturer of polymer concrete trench drains and high volume fiberglass drainage systems. Started in Fargo, North Dakota almost 32 years ago, POLYCAST® grew its line of drainage products and became an instrumental part of the U.S. trench drain industry. The company’s product offerings recently expanded after Hubbell, a multinational company headquartered […]

Cork: City of Trench Drains

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Cork, Ireland is a trench drain paradise. Cork is settled at a low point just inland of the southern coast of Ireland where the River Lee flows into the Celtic Sea. At 187 feet above sea level, the city center is an island created by a split in the river. You’ll run across trench drain everywhere you […]

Decorative Grating Options for Polycast 600

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Hubbell improved its Polycast trench drains with 4 new ornamental cast iron grates. The new grates fit Polycast 500 deck drains and Polycast 600 pre-sloped trench drains.  In addition to these, they have also begun offering a heavy duty ADA compliant ductile iron grate that can be used with their 00 Series product line to achieve a class […]

Fiberglass Grating Options for Polycast Trench Drain

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Fiberglass is a popular grating option for trench drain. As the price of stainless steel increases, fiberglass is filling the material gap because of its resistance to corrosion, its high strength, and its easy fabrication.  Also, more people are turning to fiberglass as a alternative grating because it has little secondary scrap value and is less […]

Decorative Cast Iron Grating Options for the Meadrain EN2000 Polymer Channel

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The MEA EN2000 is used in applications where heavy wheel loads will be frequent and where occasional large volumes of run-off water can occur. Food processing plants, maintenance facilities and fire stations are a few of the locations where a slotted ductile iron grate is commonly used as a trench cover in these conditions. MEA’s polymer […]

Polymer Concrete Trench Drain – Residential vs. Commercial

What makes a trench drain suited for residential vs. commercial projects? Manufacturers make both residential drains and commercial-grade trench drains. There are a number of trench drain manufacturers that sell 4 inch wide (100 mm) polymer concrete channels, but we’re comparing two Polycast trench drains by Hubbell. Several differences between the smaller 400 Series and the 600 […]

Trench Drain Installation for the Residential Driveway

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Most homeowners that purchase trench drain are looking to resolve an existing drainage problem. From my observation, driveway drainage problems are the most common, so let’s talk about how to install a trench drain in an existing driveway. The problem can vary from being merely a low spot in the drive that causes the pooling of water […]

POLYCAST 600 Installation

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Earlier in the year, I witnessed the installation of 40 LF of Polycast 600. Polycast 600 is a pre-sloped polymer concrete product manufactured by Hubbell. It is similar to many commercial grade products out on the market except that it is measured in feet instead of meters. The 600 Series in question used galvanized steel slotted grates and Polyguard […]