Tag Archives: residential drainage

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 […]

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 […]

NDS® Slim Channel Drains – Making Home Improvement Easy

NDS Slim Channel

Do you notice standing water in your lawn, patio, poolside or sidewalk after it rains? Do you have an itch to improve your outdoor living space without it becoming an overwhelming project? If you answered yes to either of these questions, the 2 inch wide NDS® Slim Channel drainage system is your solution to maximize […]

Assembling 9 & 12 Inch Landscaping Basins

Catch Basin Installation

Since we get a lot of questions about catch basins, we had John show you how to assemble a 9″ and 12″ landscaping basins. He runs through all basin components, including decorative grating and debris filters. Learn your basin’s outlet sizes and placement options.  Ready to shop? Visit our online store by clicking here. Big […]

New “Cathedral” Grating for NDS Mini Channel

decorative sidewalk grates, courtyard grates,

Trench Drain Systems expanded its decorative offering for NDS Mini Channel with a new pattern of bronze and aluminum grating. The design, borrowed from Chester Cathedral in Chester, England, (shown below) is heel-proof, subdued and stylish.   It adds a solemn aesthetic to the hardscape and hints of a yearning for the innocence of old. Chester […]

Mini Channel Plastic Grates are Prettier, Sturdier than Ever!

NDS Plastic Mini Channel Grates

Mini Channel, the 3” plastic channel drain that has long been one of NDS’ most popular systems, now offers slotted plastic grates with a smoother, more decorative appeal. NDS overhauled the design of slotted Mini Channel plastic grates following the release of decorative plastic grating for the 3” channel drain in 2013. The new design […]

Decorative Plastic Trench Grates Exist!

NDS Decorative Grates

Ever since the first line of plastic trench drains emerged on the market, homeowners have welcomed the convenience of lightweight, affordable drainage systems. Easily purchased and installed, plastic drains bring patio and driveway drainage systems to an accessible level. But a lingering flaw in plastic drainage systems has been the same simplicity that made them […]

Made In America: Iron Age Designs

Iron Age Grates for NDS Mini Channel

Iron Age Designs is a Washington-based designer that embraces its Made in the U.S.A. identity as it sells decorative iron grates, tree grates and custom casting at prices homeowners can afford. Founded in 2005 by Mark Armstrong and Craig Diamond, industry professionals who had already worked together for years designing decorative castings for landscape projects, […]

Infinity Drains: A New Era for the Shower Drain?

Infinity Drain with Wedge Wire Pattern

In our previous blog on stainless steel shower drains we touched on the growing trend of rimless showers. At the time, though, stainless steel was a high end solution and out of reach for many homeowners. The economy had consumers cutting back but the needs of the baby boomers were – and are – the same. […]