Tag Archives: DIY drainage

House & Patio Drainage – Stormwater Management

Poolside Drainage

Controlling stormwater drainage around your home is an important step in protecting the foundation’s integrity, as well as the the water quality of your in-ground pool, or the life and safety of your outdoor living space. It can be a hassle dealing with wet basements, pooling water on the patio, a flooding garage, or heavy […]

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 MAX Mini™ adds a touch of class to your light duty drainage application. This 3” wide linear drain system, features stunning decorative grating in a sleek metal edged channel, perfect for […]

Choosing A Swimming Pool Deck Drain

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When faced with the prospect of selecting a channel drain for your swimming pool deck, your task can seem overwhelming. The selection process is a balancing act between deck design, functionality, aesthetics, safety and cost. It is important that the pool owner weigh the relative value that each of these features have to his project […]

Installation Guide for MEARIN 100

MEArin100 Driveway Drainage

Though it may seem that drainage installation guides are similar, it is important regarding any project to have the system designer determine whether the installation site requires any special attention or specific equipment. Trench Drain Systems partnered up with a customer last month to create an accurate install guide designed specifically for the MEARIN system. […]

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 […]