Category Archives: Home Trench Drain Projects

Trench drain systems used for residential driveways, pools, patios, yards or sidewalks

ULMA Architectural – ACO’s New Challenger

ULMA compared to ACO

The 600 Pound Gorilla ACO, a German-based company with manufacturing in Arizona, was the first modular trench drain manufacturer in the North American marketplace and initially found a home for their polymer concrete product line in construction markets that dealt with excavating, concrete placement and general contractors. They are the drainage leaders in the civil market; in […]

Keep Your She Shed, Man Cave or Kid Cabin Safe from Water Damage

MAX Mini She Shed Drains

Have you planned for drainage near your shed? Learn how to protect your prized possession.

Why Driveway Drainage is Important

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Do you have pooling water after a storm or maybe you can’t get your mail in the winter because your driveway has become a skating rink? It doesn’t matter if your driveway is big, small or how it is shaped because they all share the need for proper drainage. What may cause some of these water […]

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 […]

4 Places To Install Trench Drain Around The House

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Residential trench drain is a large market that fluctuates with the construction season. Homeowners and private drainage projects often extend the market well into winter months when the commercial sectors slow. The most common residential applications are pool/patio, driveway drains, downspout drainage and shower drains.  This article discusses these four main drainage applications and some […]

Why are my grates orange? – FAQ’s on Rust

Cast Iron Sun Grate

You received your raw cast iron grate with its silver hue and flawless appearance only to walk outside two weeks later to find a grate with orange spots of rust starting to form. The first thought you have is to return the grate because they must be defective an you didn’t sign up for this […]

Maintaining Your Drainage System

At some point, you may have to deal with a clogged drainage system at your home. The best way to avoid issues is to give your system a thorough cleaning a couple times a year. Here are some tips on getting your system in shape. Catch Basin Drainage Catch basins come in several sizes and […]

Flo-Well as a Compost Bin

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I have been looking for ways to live more “Earth friendly” over the last several months. While I understand that by now I will never be forgiven for my carbon footprint, I decided that my commuting habits should not stop me from making small changes in my lifestyle.  The least I could do was reduce […]

Residential Downspout Catch Basin Installation

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It is common for homeowners to put their downspout water into a pipe that then travels out to the street or a back yard location. This often leads to clogged drainage pipes. Over time, leaves, sticks and sand particulate from roofing shingles will build up in the pipe to gradually reduce drainage efficiency. A catch basin helps to reduce this problem in two ways…

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 […]