Now Available: 3″ Kits with Bronze & Aluminum Grates

Mini Channel Systems Cluster

Are you looking for a little something extra around your pool, patio or water feature? Check out these stunning trench drain kits now available at Drainagekits.com Mini Channel Mini Channel is a versatile 3″ wide system that offers flexibility and class to your residential or light commercial application.  This easy to install system is perfect […]

Maintaining Your System

At some point, you may have to deal with a clogged drainage system at your home or business. One of the best ways to avoid drain system failure and water damage to property as a result, is regular maintenance. Cleaning out your landscape drainage a few times a year will help in more ways than […]

Rust on your Cast Iron

RAW - Rust - BoOF

Rust and Cast Iron Cast iron grates are ideal for many situations and are available in a wide range of shapes and sizes. They are durable and have multiple decorative options. Raw cast iron grates do not retain their natural silver color. In fact, they quickly turn orange with rust when exposed to any form […]

Polymer Concrete – Polyester vs. Vinyl Ester

For many applications, selecting the right drainage system material is critical. There are several differences between a standard polymer concrete system and a vinyl ester concrete system. While both are polymer concrete systems, these differences have a direct impact on a project’s durability, lifespan and cost. Polyester – Polymer Concrete Introduced in the late 1950s, […]

Name that Grate! A Replacement Grate Guide

Replacement Grates

We are often asked to help customers find replacement grates for their systems. If you find yourself in this situation, below are some ways that you can get the information you need that will help us to identify the grate. Keep in mind, you don’t need to have answers for every category but the more […]

Q&A: Replacing Broken Trench Drain Grates by Hannah Schroer

Replacement Grating Q&A

For the past several years there have been more requests for replacement grates by homeowners and contractors than is typical. I’ve watched this trend with growing interest, trying to pinpoint the reasons behind it, and have come up with a couple theories. With the downturn in the economy, people have been stealing cast iron grates […]

4 Tips to Help Pick a Polymer Concrete Brewery Drain by Hannah Schroer

Polymer concrete drains are a viable option for breweries, wineries, cideries and distilleries, but they can be tricky to understand. As with stainless steel trench drain installations, there are grating and catch basin considerations when planning a drain. But with polymer concrete channels, process temperature and chemical resistance of the process becomes more of a […]

Brewery Drainage Options

You have many options for drainage in your brewery and meeting requirements can be difficult. Temperature, chemicals and traffic going over the system are important factors to consider when choosing a trench drain. Breweries are one of the main applications that Trench Drain Systems works with. One of the systems we suggest using is made […]

Let’s Raise a Glass for Polycast!

Tom Ayers and three of his buddies were all home craft brewers. They would meet to discuss the finer things in life – with beer mugs in hand, of course. Sharing a strong love for crafting, one of these friends, Brian, approached Ayers about starting a brewery. During a planning stage that lasted one year, […]

4 Places To Install Trench Drain Around The House

Driveway Trench Drain

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 […]

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