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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 […]

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 […]

Q&A How do I replace pool deck grates?

Jonite Grates for Pools

A common complaint I hear about pool deck drains is that replacement grates are hard to find. The pool industry tends to offer narrow plastic trench drains, and while this itself is not a problem, it does pose one. Most common pool deck drains do not offer removable grates. Rather, the channel drain is a […]

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 […]

Product Comparison – Zurn Z880 vs. NDS Mini Channel

NDS Mini Channel vs. Zurn Z880

The Z880 Perma Trench is one of Zurn’s most popular residential trench drain product lines.  Its name may sound intimidating, but there’s nothing to fear from this plastic drain.  It was designed for pools, patios and landscape drainage much like its competitor, the NDS Mini Channel.  Both the NDS Mini Channel and the Z880 are […]

NDS Pro Series Channel Drains

NDS Pro Series 8 - This Old House

NDS offers a line of channel drain systems called the “Pro Series”. These channels are injected, molded from polyvinyl chloride, and have a neutral slope (no slope). They come in a variety of widths (3”, 5”, 8” and 12”). According to NDS literature asterisk notes, this product is technology licensed from the Italian trench drain […]

Plastic Trench Drain vs. Residential Trench Drain

Outdoor Kitchen-TDS Bronze Grates

Are most residential drainage projects solved by plastic trench drain? It’s starting to look that way. As society’s attention to stormwater runoff issues grows, so does our need to learn about water control products such as trench drains. Concrete and fiberglass trench drains dominated the commercial market for years. Polymer concrete or fiberglass-based drainage systems […]