Trench Drain Blog Announces its own Birth!
Thanks for stopping into this information site. We are the world’s first blog about trench drain. Right now, it might seem a little silly having a blog about a type of construction supply. But believe me: you’ll be seeing more and more information site and discussion boards from our industry in the future.
When I started selling trench drain in 2004, the construction industry was about 5 years behind the rest of the industries in embracing the Internet as a tool for educating and selling products and services. Often, a contractor would approach me with a great sense of urgency in search of a drain (or some other construction supply) because they had neglected to plan. This situation forced them to buy hastily and locally. Poor planning resulted in higher supply costs, higher project costs and compromised product selection. Collateral damage to this practice includes lower profits and lower value to the customer.
This, of course, is changing. The old guard in the construction industry is being replaced. Younger engineers enter the work force with amazing computer and Internet skills. Suppliers search outside their product specialty in an effort to give better customer service.
Contractor authority doesn’t hold as much weight as it used to. Homeowners are doing their research before hiring contractors or choosing products. User-friendly shopping sites such as Drainage Kits let customers control the project from start to finish.
Plan rooms are becoming harder to find as project plans are being posted to GC web sites and subscription plan sites (Dodge, Construction Journal, Reed). Better project planning and purchasing practices are helping companies to finish their projects on time and under budget.
TrenchDrainBlog.com is a part of this trend. We are the premier source of information on trench drain products, installation, application and selection. Expect to see more websites and blogs about trench drain and other seemingly mundane topics. What else did you expect from the internet?
Enjoy your visit! I hope to hear from you soon.