Tag Archives: DIY drainage

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 RunoffI = Rainfall Intensity […]

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 […]

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 […]

Finally, a Installation Guide for MEArin 100!

MEArin100 Driveway Drainage

If you’ve been looking for a MEArin 100 installation guide, you’re in luck! Trench Drain Systems partnered up with a customer last month to create an accurate install guide designed specifically for the MEArin system. Click here to see the instructions. I love MEArin 100. I worked with it for years, and I’ve found that […]

Q&A: Retrofitting Plastic Patio Drains

Drainage retrofit

Last week we had a reader email us with a patio drain question. Namely, how could he replace the worn plastic channels of his patio drain, which was separating from the concrete floor? Curiosity about the drain itself aside, I am more concerned with the installation’s integrity. As you see in the photo, he pulled […]

Pro’s and Con’s of Plastic Trench Drain

NDS Mini Channel with TDS Bronze Grate

When I started my career with trench drain, I didn’t know the critical questions that determine whether a plastic trench drain is appropriate in a drainage project. At the time, I handled a polymer concrete product line. Polymer concrete is a mixture of an inert material (such as silica sand) and a two-part polyester resin […]