Category Archives: Patios

The Basics of Z884: Zurn’s 4″ Drain

P4 HPP Grates by Zurn for Z884

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. […]

Pardon My French “Drain”

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Standing water is an continuous issue when it comes to landscapes. Simple hand-dug ditches are one of the earliest forms of water drainage. By creating an outlet that was lower than the current soil level a natural drainage system was created. Developing over the years this process transformed into French drains and then into 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 […]

NDS Mini Channel-Decorative Grating Options

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Mini Channel and NDS National Diversified Sales (NDS) is a plastic trench drain and grate manufacturer. They have a broad selection of plastic trench drain systems that are used in a variety of applications. The 3 inch-wide Mini Channel is popular due to its lightweight honeycomb design, UV protected channels and a price point which […]

Pro Series Kits: Quick and Easy Patio Drains

Pro Series Grates

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House and Patio Drainage – Stormwater Management

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An easy way to calculate the storm water runoff of your house or patio (in gallons per minute) is by using the modified Rational Method equation.  This equation is: Q = (C x I x A) / 96.23 where: Q = Storm Water Runoff (in gallons per minute, gpm) C = Coefficient of Runoff I […]

Narrow Drains with Wide Appeal

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Problem: You are planning an outdoor living space which includes a kitchen, spa and pool. You will need a deck drain to help control the rainwater. However, the products you’ve seen in the marketplace don’t match the aesthetic of your outdoor setting. The popular drains commonly used by contractors are narrow and plastic. Narrow deck […]