Category Archives: Plastic Drains

Articles covering plastic drains and concerns (installation, grate options, etc.) surrounding plastic drainage systems.

Polymer Concrete Trench Drain – In the Beginning

The first time I learned of ACO and polymer concrete was in 1985 while on a tour of some silica mines in northeast Ohio.  In that part of the country, the Sharon conglomerate crops out of the ground and is mined by a number of industrial mineral firms.  The Best Silica Company, located in Chardon, […]

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 […]

Zurn Z882 ADA Grates – P12-HPD vs. P12-ADA-USA

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In the past couple years, I have had the opportunity to sell a bunch of Zurn Z882.  This 12” wide, pre-sloped trench drain system is one of Zurn’s most commonly sold Perma-Trench product lines.  It is used for applications that span a variety of residential, commercial, industrial and transportation applications. The standard grating that is […]

Dura Slope Trench Drain and Decorative Grating

If you want off-the-shelf channel drains with decorative grates, you have a few choices. Dura Slope™ is one of them. Decorative grating is the newest trend in residential and commercial trench drain design. Conventional slotted cast iron grates are giving way to decorative trench grating in high profile applications as homeowners, commercial architects and city […]

Catch Basins and Downspout Drainage

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Nobody likes a wet basement. Are catch basins the cure? The first line of defense to keep your basement dry is keeping water away from your foundation, and the most common source of water damage is storm water from roofs, patios and driveways. A driveway that slopes into a garage can direct storm water toward the house. Trench […]