Controlling Highway Runoff: Linear Drainage vs. Inlets

Without containment, storm water can cause traffic hazards on highways. Rain storms send water rushing across highways and bridges, leading to increased runoff into the environment and a greater risk of hydroplaning due to sheet flow. Highway engineers use two types of drains to control surface water on highways: Linear Drainage Systems Catch Basins (Inlets) …

Polycast 500 – A Polymer Concrete Deck Drain

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 …

Trench Drain at Arrowhead Stadium – Kansas City, Missouri

I got an insider’s look at stadium drains by going to a football game. Arrowhead Stadium, home of the Kansas City Chiefs, uses a wider breadth of trench drain systems than its sister stadium, Kaufman Stadium, home of the Kansas City Royals. Heel-proof Trench Drains Arrowhead Stadium has recently gone through a remodeling, adding a new press …

Fiberglass Grating Options for Polycast Trench Drain

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

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 …

Large Residential Catch Basin Options

If you discuss catch basins with an excavating contractor, they immediately think about large pre-cast concrete storm water drainage structures that are part of municipal, state or federal drainage systems. These basins commonly have an interior dimension of 2’ x 4’ or larger and are made of 8” thick reinforced concrete. A landscape contractor’s perspective …