Author Archives: Michael Schroer

Decorative Grating Options for Polycast 600

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Hubbell improved its Polycast trench drains with 4 new ornamental cast iron grates. The new grates fit Polycast 500 deck drains and Polycast 600 pre-sloped trench drains.  In addition to these, they have also begun offering a heavy duty ADA compliant ductile iron grate that can be used with their 00 Series product line to achieve a class […]

Trench Drain at Arrowhead Stadium – Kansas City, Missouri

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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

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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 […]

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, […]

EconoDrain – The Versatile Poured-in-Place Trench Drain System

I think it’s time to tell you about a product that is a bit of a secret in the marketplace.  I’ve been selling it for years but haven’t written about it until now.  It is simple, economical, sturdy and versatile.  I find myself recommending it more now that I have experienced how easy and quick […]

Cast Iron Finishing Options for Trench Drain Systems

Trench drain is becoming a bigger part of American hardscape and streetscape projects as North America continues to builds its infrastructure and becomes concerned about water quality and storm water control. Higher aesthetic demands are being made on trench drain grating on streets and sidewalks.  Because of this, it is a common practice to “finish” […]

Decorative Cast Iron Grating Options for the Meadrain EN2000 Polymer Channel

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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 […]

Ornamental Grating for ACO, Mea-Josam and Polydrain Trench Drain

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If you’re using trench drain, it might as well look nice. There are a growing number of trench drain installations being made using decorative or ornamental grating. While a number of companies in the marketplace supply truly top-shelf ornamental grating, Iron Age Designs has the most versatile product line at the most affordable pricing. In this […]

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 […]