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 […]
Category Archives: General
General information about plastics the use of plastic trench drains.
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 […]
Yard drainage comes to the front of every homeowner’s mind at least once. Maybe a new development upsets your neighborhood’s runoff balance. Perhaps an uphill neighbor’s new patio sends water sheeting through your backyard. Or, maybe the first rainstorm in a new home creates an unexpected pond. Flooded yards can leave you feeling hopeless, but […]
A common complaint I hear about pool deck drains is that replacement grates are hard to find. The pool industry tends to offer narrow plastic trench drains, and while this itself is not a problem, it does pose one. Most common pool deck drains do not offer removable grates. Rather, the channel drain is a […]
Decorative Grating, Driveways, General, Home Improvement, Profile Drains
Setting up MEArin 100 for Residential Drain Situations
5″ MEArin 100 driveway drainage system is a popular solution for many residential and commercial situations.
Decorative Grating, Driveways, General, Home Improvement, NDS Products, Zurn
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 […]
Trench Drain Systems gets a lot of questions about the 5 inch NDS Pro-Series product line. Our expert, John, went over some standard product features to help you know a bit more about the drains. NDS designed the channels to join together without couplers. They fit together tongue-and-groove. That’s already an improvement. Most residential drains […]
Catch Basins, Decorative Grating, General, Home Improvement, Lawncare
Assembling 9 & 12 Inch Landscaping Basins
Since we get a lot of questions about catch basins, we had John show you how to assemble a 9″ and 12″ landscaping basins. He runs through all basin components, including decorative grating and debris filters. Learn your basin’s outlet sizes and placement options. Ready to shop? Visit our online store by clicking here. Big […]
Decorative Grating, General, Home Improvement, NDS Products, Patios, Pool Deck Drains
Choosing A Swimming Pool Deck Drain
When faced with the prospect of selecting a channel drain for your swimming pool deck, your task can seem overwhelming. The selection process is a balancing act between deck design, functionality, aesthetics, safety and cost. It is important that the pool owner weigh the relative value that each of these features have to his project […]
Cathedral Trench Drain Systems expanded its decorative offering for NDS Mini Channel with a new pattern of bronze and aluminum grating. The design, borrowed from Chester Cathedral in Chester, England, is heel-proof, subdued and stylish. It adds a solemn aesthetic to the hardscape and hints of a yearning for the innocence of old. Bronze Age […]