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How To Choose A Brewery Drain

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There are several key pieces of information that should be established prior to choosing a trench drain for a brewery application. Load Class, longevity, material, and corrosion resistance are among the most important aspects of this process. Each plays a large role within the project. The most popular trench drain materials for brewery drainage are […]

How Fast Does Cast Iron Rust?

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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 […]

TDS Announces – Virtual Trade Showroom

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Why Visit Our Showroom? There’s no need travel or pay to attend a trade show. Simply shop from your seat and take your time viewing each section in 3D. Trench Drain systems (TDS) is a national distributor for numerous name brand trench drain manufacturers. TDS also manufactures exclusive products for multiple drainage products. Click on […]

Jump Into the Pool, But Avoid Slipping

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR MANUFACTURING PARTNER, ULMA ARCHITECTURAL SOLUTIONS FOR ALLOWING US TO SHARE THEIR INFORMATIVE POST. Read the original post on ULMA’s News site by clicking here. ________________________________________________________________________________________________ Ulma Architectural provides drainage solutions for a variety of applications and is known throughout the drainage industry for their high quality and reliable products. To tell […]

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 […]

Ductile Iron Grates For POLYCAST® 600/700 Systems

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ductile iron grates Do you need heavy duty grates? Ductile iron grates are versatile and widely used in both commercial and residential applications. Choose from a variety of grates that fit the POLYCAST® 600 and 700 series including heel proof and ADA compliant options for wheelchairs. Ranging from Load Class C to F when paired […]

Pardon My French “Drain”

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Standing water is an continuous issue when it comes to landscapes. Simple hand- dug ditches are one of the earliest forms of water drainage. By creating an outlet that was lower than the current soil level a natural drainage system was created. Developing over the years this process transformed into French drains and then into […]

6 Reasons to Consider Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic

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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 […]

Polymer Concrete – Polyester vs. Vinyl Ester

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For many applications, selecting the right drainage system material is critical. There are several differences between a standard polymer concrete system and a vinyl ester concrete system. While both are polymer concrete systems, these differences have a direct impact on a project’s durability, lifespan and cost. Polyester – Polymer Concrete Introduced in the late 1950s, […]

Name that Grate! A Replacement Grate Guide

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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 […]