Category Archives: Profile Drains

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Common Reasons Why Trench Drains Fail

Failed System

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 […]

Narrow Drains with Wide Appeal

Narrow Drains with Wide Appeal Blog Cover Photo

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 […]

NDS® Slim Channel Drains – Making Home Improvement Easy

NDS Slim Channel

Do you notice standing water in your lawn, patio, poolside or sidewalk after it rains? Do you have an itch to improve your outdoor living space without it becoming an overwhelming project? If you answered yes to either of these questions, the 2 inch wide NDS® Slim Channel drainage system is your solution to maximize […]

Learning the Basics of Z884: Zurn’s 4″ Deck Drain

Zurn Z884 for 4" Channel Drains

TRANSCRIPT: Hi, this is John with trench drain systems today we’re here to talk about the Zurn Z884 system. This handy four-inch system is good for residential and small commercial applications such as pools, driveways and kitchens. The channel has design features built right into it which help with installations such as the rebar clips […]

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.

Forgotten Trench Drain Systems – ADP Channel Drains

ADP 2" Grates

Every so often an ADP (American Drainage Products) plastic grate is mistaken for NDS Spee-D Channel.   There is a good reason for that.  ADP was a company based out of Columbus, Ohio who carried a product line that overlapped with those offered by NDS (National Diversified Sales).  In 1997, NDS purchased ADP and incorporated its […]

NDS 8″ Pro Series Channel Drain

NDS Pro Series 8-Shallow

Recently, a number of people contacted us regarding the NDS 8 inch Pro Series Channel Drain. In a previous article, the 8” Pro Series was mentioned, though not in any great detail. In this article, I’ll elaborate on the channel and grating features this popular channel drain system. The Pro Series by NDS The Pro […]

Extruded Channel Drains (Part 2)

Stegmeier vs. NDS comparison

Last entry discussed differences and commonality between extruded channel drains manufactured by NDS and Stegmeier. I wanted to continue along this path and discuss two other very similar extruded products — NDS’ Spee-D Channel and Stegmeier’s Flowmaster. The Flowmaster is marketed as a professional-grade channel drain for swimming pool decks. The Spee-D Channel is sold […]

Extruded Channel Drains (Part 1)

NDS Mini Channel Grate Options

Last month, I wrote an article about a plastic channel drain product marketed by NDS under the “Pro Series” brand. This neutral channel product line is manufactured by injection molding. While injection molding is great for making intricate shapes, manufacturing costs associated with injection molding drive product costs up. There are design and mold costs […]