TDS Announces – Virtual Trade Showroom

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Why Visit Our Showroom? There’s no need travel or pay to attend a trade show. Simply shop from your seat and take your time viewing each section in 3D. Trench Drain systems (TDS) is a national distributor for numerous name brand trench drain manufacturers. TDS also manufactures exclusive products for multiple drainage products. Click on […]

Replacing Broken Trench Drain Grates

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Replacing broken trench drain grates is important. A damaged system causes multiple issues throughout an application. There are several questions to ask and steps that should be taken when considering changing out broken grate covers. Replacing Broken Trench Grates Several reasons cause grates to need replacing, age and improper specification are among the most common. […]

Common Reasons Why Trench Drains Fail

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Trench drain systems can be a large, but important investment to any property. There are multiple facets to each project that help determine how and what drainage system to use. Fundamental mistakes are often made that cause a new installation of trench drain to fail. This happens when the entire scope of the project isn’t […]

6 Reasons to Consider Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic

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Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP) is becoming a common building material, but while some areas have been quick to embrace fiber-reinforced polymers, other contractors and plant managers still aren’t convinced. Why should they use fiberglass grating for their railings, walkways and trench drains? 6 Reasons to Choose FRP FRP material is a composite made by combining […]

Fiberglass Grating Options for Trench Drains

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Fiberglass Grating As the price of stainless steel increases, fiberglass is filling the gap. Fiberglass is a component that has been found to be very useful in many trench drain applications. This strong, lightweight material is easily fabricated into grating for standard and custom drain applications. It’s chemical and corrosion resistance puts it in a […]

Growing Options of Metal Decorative Grates for NDS Products

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The grate options are expanding for the ever popular Mini Channel and Slim Channel drainage systems manufactured by National Diversified Systems (NDS). These well known and consumer friendly linear drains are manufactured in Fresno, California by NDS and warehoused in locations all over the United States. The Mini Channel is a 3-inch wide system that […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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