Category Archives: Lawncare

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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Keeping Rainy Days at Bay with Lawn Drains

plastic catch basin, yard basin, landscape basin, 24" catch basin

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 […]

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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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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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5 Questions to Ask Before Installing Plastic Trench Drain

NDS Mini Channel with TDS Bronze Grate

This is how you choose a plastic trench drain: When I started my career with trench drain, I didn’t know the benefits of using plastic trench drains on drainage projects. Since then, I’ve seen enough projects to tell the difference between good and bad trench drain systems. From what I learned, all trench drain is […]

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Patio and Driveway Drainage (Part 1) – Low Profile Drain

NDS Low Profile Catch Basin with Wave Pattern Grate

Just about any place in need of a drainage point can use catch basins (or one of their many variations) to evacuate water. Homeowners can use catch basins for driveway drainage, pools, patio point drains and landscape area drains. And, the installation techniques employed will be as diverse as the application. An interesting variation of […]

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The Next Generation Basin by NDS

NDS 1200NGB Catch Basin

Over the past couple years we have posted several articles discussing catch basins and catch basin installation. More specifically, we have found ourselves focusing on the broad selection of catch basin products for yard and downspoutdrainage manufactured by National Diversified Sales (NDS).   This article is devoted to one of my favorite NDS catch basin products called the Next […]

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NDS Mini Channel-Decorative Grating Options

TDS Decorative Grates

National Diversified Sales (NDS) is a plastic trench drain manufacturer based out of California. They have a fantastic selection of plastic trench drain systems that are used in residential and commercial applications. The 3 inch-wide Mini Channel is popular because its honeycomb design and inexpensive price appeals to contractors and homeowners. However, a big part […]

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