Category Archives: Home Improvement

What’s Bigger Than A She Shed? A Granny Pod

Tiny House Drainage Solutions

If we learned nothing else from the now infamous State Farm® commercial, it’s that people like to have their own space. Guys have a man cave, ladies like Cheryl have their she sheds, kids have a kid cabin or tree house and now there’s such a thing as a Granny Pod. The idea of having […]

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MAX Mini: Landscape Drainage with Style and Purpose

MAX Mini Decorative Drainage Systems for Patios

Trench Drain Systems (TDS) has taken residential drainage elegance to a new level. Whether it’s a spa, pool, landscape, or back yard hardscape, the new “MAX Mini” adds a touch of class to your light duty drainage application. This 3” wide linear drain system, features attractive decorative metal grating in a metal edged channel, perfect […]

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Outdoor kitchen drainage solution

Outdoor Kitchen Drainage Solutions

Do you have an outdoor kitchen plagued with stormwater runoff? We helped a customer find the perfect drainage solution. Need advice now? Call 610-638-1221

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Q&A How do I replace pool deck grates?

Jonite Grates for Pools

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 […]

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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.

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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 […]

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TDS Presents: NDS Pro Series 5 Trench Drain System

NDS Pro Series 5 Grates

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 […]

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Assembling 9 & 12 Inch Landscaping Basins

Catch Basin Installation

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 […]

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Four Considerations when Choosing your Swimming Pool Deck Drain

Jonite Grates for Pools

When faced with the prospect of selecting a channel drain for your swimming pool deck, your task can seem overwhelming. Your contractor may only have a handful of the drain products available in his regional marketplace. Additionally, if you are looking for custom or design-specific grating options, you may have to spend many nights researching […]

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3 Reasons Why Trench Drains Fail

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A trench drain can be an expensive item to install. First you have to invest time and energy into trying to solve a drainage problem. Then, there is the cost of the drain itself: channel, top grating and shipping costs. Next, there is an expense associated with the installation. Maybe you use a contractor.  Maybe […]

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