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Dublin: Old World Trench Drain Systems

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Since returning from Dublin, I’ve developed a theory that Ireland is called the Emerald Isle because the plants are so well watered.  Whether the sky is overcast or sunny, it seemed as if I could expect a stray shower to pop up at a moment’s notice.  Frequent rains, combined with the island’s mild climate, create […]

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, […]

Pardon my French (Drain)

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How do French drains and trench drains differ? Many people – including contractors! – aren’t aware of the difference between trench and French drain.  There is a significant difference between the two, and we’ll explore it with some general information below about the types of drains.  But first, and generally speaking, French drains are used […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ornamental Grating for Trench Drain

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There have been many people asking about it, and I’ve finally been able to gather some good information about decorative grating for trench drains. Take a look at the trench drain grating I have pictured in various articles in this blog. Only a few stand out as being “pretty” from an aesthetic or architectural point […]