Tag Archives: PVC Channel Drain

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 […]

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Patio and Driveway Drainage (Part 1) – Low Profile Drain

NDS Low Profile Catch Basin with Wave Pattern Grate

Just about any place in need of a drainage point can use catch basins (or one of their many variations) to evacuate water. Homeowners can use catch basins for driveway drainage, pools, patio point drains and landscape area drains. And, the installation techniques employed will be as diverse as the application. An interesting variation of […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Common Plastic Terminology for Trench Drains

Zurn Trench Drain System

It’s time to discuss some plastic terminology! Disclaimer: I am not an organic chemist or a plastics engineer. I’m gathering this information from other sources and I may not be explaining it as accurately as I need to. Polyolefin — is a polymer produced from a simple olefin or alkene as a monomer. For example, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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