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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 […]

Understanding Polymer Concrete vs. Vinyl Ester

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When choosing what is needed for your drainage project, there are many factors to consider, including what materials your system is made of. This decision depends highly upon the application requirements. Trying to understand the science between polymer concrete and vinyl ester drainage systems can be difficult. Most people don’t realize the importance of knowing […]

Why Driveway Drainage is Important

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Do you have pooling water after a storm or maybe you can’t get your mail in the winter because your driveway has become a skating rink? It doesn’t matter if your driveway is big, small or how it is shaped because they all share the need for proper drainage. What may cause some of these water […]

3 Common Reasons Why Trench Drains Fail

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A trench drain can be an expensive item to install. First, it requires an investment of time and energy to solve a drainage problem. Then there is the cost of the drain materials including the channel, top grating and shipping cost. The project will also require installation time and expense, as well as concrete and […]

Polycast 500 – A Polymer Concrete Deck Drain

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The Polycast 500 is proof that not all commercial drains are the same. Hubbell Power Systems manufactures the Polycast Trench Drain Systems product line, which is geared toward commercial applications.  The Polycast 600 and 700 are well known polymer concrete trench drain brands commonly seen throughout the industry. Polycast 600 is a pre-sloped channel drain […]

The Skinny on Slot Drain

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Slot drains are a growing segment of the drainage market, but they haven’t broken into popular use – in America at least. Compared to trench drain systems, little is known about this type of drainage system. There are a few slot drain systems in the American market. More likely, trench drain manufacturers offer accessories that […]

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 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 […]

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 […]