Category Archives: Driveways

The Basics of Z884: Zurn’s 4″ Drain

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Z884 Drainage System There is a wide variety of applications that require a trench drain system. Finding a drain system that fits both a commercial and a residential project can be difficult. The Z884 by Zurn is a general purpose shallow drainage system and is ideal for both. A smooth round base allows this channel […]

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. […]

Introducing Driveway Drainage Kits

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Driveway drainage kits are ideal for residential and a variety of commercial applications. The installation of a drain system is an important part of any new or existing infrastructure. A trench drain can stretch across the entire driveway effectively stopping the water flow before it can harm your garage, basement, foundation, or nearby structures. The […]

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 […]

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 […]

Why Manufacture a Plastic Drainage System?

ULMA HYDROPLUS Drainage System

There are a myriad of materials that industry leaders use to manufacture trench drain systems. ULMA Architectural Solutions went with plastic for their HYDROPLUS drainage system. Here are the top 5 reasons why ULMA made that decision: The ULMA HYDROPLUS linear drainage system is made with Polypropylene/Polyethylene (PP/PEHD). This neutral system is compatible with a wide […]

Driveway Drainage on a Dime

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It doesn’t matter where you live, there will always be an opportunity for a weather event that can cause your driveway to flood. Storm water alone can be excessive and your driveway can easily become inundated from additional runoff from nearby rooftops, neighboring streets and sidewalks. Since water follows/pushes water, it collects and pools at […]

Setting up MEArin 100 for Residential Drain Situations

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5″ MEArin 100 driveway drainage system is a popular solution for many residential and commercial situations.

Plastic Driveway Drains Do Exist!

Ever since the rise of plastic trench drains, there have been 3 big misconceptions about plastic driveway drains. They’re not traffic rated (FALSE) They’re not sloped (FALSE) They’re not decorative (FALSE) Popular plastic channel drains only provide surface level view of your options. Based on a trip to their local chain store, a homeowner would […]

Finally, a Installation Guide for MEArin 100!

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If you’ve been looking for a MEArin 100 installation guide, you’re in luck! Trench Drain Systems partnered up with a customer last month to create an accurate install guide designed specifically for the MEArin system. Click here to see the instructions. I love MEArin 100. I worked with it for years, and I’ve found that […]