Category Archives: Destination Trench Drain

Blogs about trench drain systems and decorative iron grates from locations around the world.

Singapore Trench Drain: Not Your Average Bar Grating

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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 […]

Visiting Singapore: A Look at Bar Grating

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The climate is always warm and wet in Singapore, a small island nation in Southeast Asia with a bustling economy and a diverse and growing population. Geographically, Singapore is located 3 degrees north of the equator at the intersection of some pretty old trading routes. Singapore receives over 90 inches of rainfall a year. (Compare […]

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 been 10 years since I had been to a professional baseball game and even longer since I had been to a game in my hometown of Kansas City, Missouri. The Oakland A’s, an old rival of the Kansas City Royals, […]

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 […]

Trench Drain Installation in Brazil – Block Lined Example

In recent years, I have been traveling to Brazil with my wife over the Thanksgiving holidays to visit family and friends. It is a good time to visit Brazil since it is prior to the busy Christmas season and just the beginning of their summer season. School is still in session, so you basically have […]

Trench Drain in the Amazon Region

If you want to evacuate a large amount of surface water in a short period of time, trench drain is the best way to do it. And, where is one of the best places in the world to find an abundance of surface water? The rain forest in northern Brazil. I went to Brazil’s northern […]

Trench Drain in Brazil

Goodness Gracious! I just returned from a pleasure/business trip to Brazil.  Though the weather was good at times, the majority of my stay was overcast and rainy. I have no complaints on the +80 degree weather in January, however. I was given time to see some torrential rainfalls and a steady use of drainage systems […]

Trench Drain in the Black Hills

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This summer, I had the opportunity to view more trench drain at various National Monuments. This time, I visited the Black Hills and viewed the trench drain marvels of Devil’s Tower and Mount Rushmore. Trench Drain at Mount Rushmore I went to Mount Rushmore 25 years ago on my way to Field Camp (to study […]

Memorials & Museums: Trench Drain Grates in D.C

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While my daughter was in town this March, we took a weekend trip to Washington DC to see some sights. While checking out the monuments (and getting a little sentimental), I saw two interesting trench drains. Trench Drain at the Lincoln Memorial Steps These drains must have looked beautiful when they were originally installed at the […]