Category Archives: Frame and Grate Systems

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The Importance of Loading Dock Trench Drains

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It’s a good idea to install trench drains in loading docks because most loading dock ramps slope downward toward the building so trucks can unload merchandise.  When it rains, runoff water will flood the lower portion of the ramp unless a trench drain or catch basin is installed to drain the loading dock. I mention […]

Singapore Trench Drain: Not Your Average Bar Grating

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Hinged bar grating is cool, but it’s not offered in the United States. The ability to open a drain for cleaning (which this drain needs) is essential. If drain grates are locked into place with a locking mechanism or if the grates are the bolt-down style, opening the drain becomes more problematic. But when the […]

Horse Barn Drain Installation – Econodrain #4

This is a story about a trench drain installation in a horse barn. In this case, a drain was previously installed and deemed inadequate for many reasons.  The owners decided to replace the old drain with a product called Econodrain #4.  Econodrain is what I call a former trench drain system; it utilizes a disposable […]

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 […]

Trench Drain at Walden Pond

It was a Sunday afternoon in October, 2009.  The sky was vibrant, the wind gentle after a chilly morning, and the sound of lapping waves was soft in my ears.  Autumn showed in the emerging rainbow of trees surrounding Walden Pond. The pond could hardly be considered a pond by its size, a hearty 61 […]