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TDS Announces – Virtual Trade Showroom

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Why Visit Our Showroom? There’s no need travel or pay to attend a trade show. Simply shop from your seat and take your time viewing each section in 3D. Trench Drain systems (TDS) is a national distributor for numerous name brand trench drain manufacturers. TDS also manufactures exclusive products for multiple drainage products. Click on […]

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. […]

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 […]

Fiberglass Grating Options for Trench Drains

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Fiberglass Grating As the price of stainless steel increases, fiberglass is filling the gap. Fiberglass is a component that has been found to be very useful in many trench drain applications. This strong, lightweight material is easily fabricated into grating for standard and custom drain applications. It’s chemical and corrosion resistance puts it in a […]

House and Patio Drainage – Stormwater Management

Poolside Drainage

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 […]

Landscaping PVC Pipe Grate Options

NDS Atrium Grate

Several options are available when it comes to covering Schedule 40 pipe in lawn drainage situations.

Why Manufacture a Plastic Drainage System?

ULMA HYDROPLUS Drainage System

There are a myriad of materials that industry leaders use to manufacture trench drain systems. ULMA Architectural Solutions went with plastic for their HYDROPLUS drainage system. Here are the top 5 reasons why ULMA made that decision: The ULMA HYDROPLUS linear drainage system is made with Polypropylene/Polyethylene (PP/PEHD). This neutral system is compatible with a wide […]

Driveway Drainage on a Dime

Driveway Drainage System

It doesn’t matter where you live, there will always be an opportunity for a weather event that can cause your driveway to flood. Storm water alone can be excessive and your driveway can easily become inundated from additional runoff from nearby rooftops, neighboring streets and sidewalks. Since water follows/pushes water, it collects and pools at […]

Metal Decorative Grates for NDS Products

Mini Channel Aluminum Tardis Grates and Slim Channel Bronze Slotted Grates

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 […]

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 treehouse and now there’s such a thing as a Granny Pod. The idea of having a […]