Fire Station Drainage

Trench Drain Systems

It’s no surprise that fire stations have more need for water diversion than most other industries. Water needs to be redirected both inside and outside of the building. Storm water displaced by the building and parking lot needs to be directed away from the building to avoid damage from standing water. Inside the building, excess water runoff from equipment needs to be addressed appropriately. In addition to handling drainage, proper grate covers will need to be considered. They will need to be slip resistant in areas of pedestrian traffic and strong enough to handle vehicle loads.

3 Considerations

Apparatus Floor Drains

Consider the placement of trench drains in relation to where equipment will be drying. Don’t forget that in seasonal areas snow will create additional runoff. Contact our experts to help you plan your drainage project.

After the Fire

Determine how much flow the drainage will need to handle as equipment and floors will also cleaned and hosed down from time to time.

Watch Your Step

Grates that are continuously wet or damp can be slick. If there is regular pedestrian traffic, ensure that grates have a non-slick finish for safe walkways.

Proven Solutions

FP1200 – Fiberglass

EconoDrain – Trench Former

600 Series – Polymer Concrete

Polydrain – Polymer Concrete

Recommendations / Comparison Chart

ID: 11.86″ OD: 12.19″

GPM: 6,700

Catch Basin Available

Length: 96″, 48″

Slope: 1%

Material: Fiberglass

Load Rating: C – F

ID: 4″ OD: 6.25″

GPM: 470

Catch Basin Available

Length: 48″, 24″

Slope: 0.65%

Material: Polymer Concrete

Load Rating: A – F

ID: 4″, 6″, 8″, 12″ OD: 6″, 8″, 10″, 14″

GPM: 89 – 3,918

Catch Basin Available

Length: 96″

Slope: 0.5%

Material: (Poured Concrete)

Load Rating: C – F

ID: 4″ OD: 6.1″

GPM: 380

Catch Basin Available

 Length: 1m, 1/2m

Slope:  0.6%

Material: Polymer Concrete

Load Rating: A – F


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