Trench Drain Systems

When it comes to drainage, zoos face a variety of water management issues. Parking lots, exhibits and walkways all have unique needs when it comes to drainage.

The amount of storm water that gathers will differ along with the type of runoff that includes chemicals from exhibit sanitation as well as daily control of animal waste. Botanical facilities have a more humid environment but too much water in a greenhouse can cause slippery floors and the potential for botanical diseases.  Parking lots and walkways will have a large amount of storm water runoff since rainfall will not be able to soak into the soil naturally.

3 Considerations

Exhibits

When planning drainage systems for enclosures you need to consider how much debris, animal waste and water flow from rainfall and sanitizing there may be. Don’t forget to consider grates that are foot friendly for the inhabitants.

Sidewalks

It’s not just considering how much water will be displaced by the sidewalk. You also have to consider how much water leads to the sidewalk and downspouts, parking lots and other runoff. Call our experts to help you plan drainage for your project.

Parking Areas

A lot of water is prevented from naturally soaking into the soil when it comes to parking facilities. Water has to be properly diverted and the proper grates have to be installed to ensure they can handle vehicles yet be ADA compliant in areas near pedestrian walkways.

Proven Solutions

Trench Drain FP1200 – Fiberglass

Mini Channel – PVC

Z882-HD – HDPE

3000 Series – Fiberglass

MEArin 100 – Fiberglass

TrenchFormer – Poured-in-place

Recommendations / Comparisons

ID: 11.86″ OD: 12.19″

GPM: 6700

Catch Basin Available

Length: 96″, 48″

Slope: 1%

Material: Fiberglass

Load Rating: C – F

ID: 8.63″ OD: 8.88″

GPM: 3000

Catch Basin Available

Length: 96″

Slope: 0.5%, 0.75%, 1%, 1.25%

Material: Fiberglass

Load Rating: B – F

ID: 6″, 8″, 10″, 12″, 18″, 21″, 24″
OD: 8″, 10″, 12″, 18″, 21″, 24″, 27″

Length: 24″

Load Rating: C – F

ID: 6″, 8″, 10″, 12″, 15″, 18″, 21″, 24″
OD: 8.63″

Length:  24″

Load Rating: C – F

Width: Custom

Length: 36″

Load Rating: A – E

Boardwalks & Sidewalks – Recommendations / Comparison Chart

IDh: 2.75″ OD: 3.5″

GPM: 28.14

Catch Basin Available

Length: 72″, 36″

Slope:  None

Material: PVC

Load Rating: A – B

ID: 4″ OD: 5.3″

GPM:

Catch Basin Available

Length: 1m, 1/2m

Built in Slope: N/A

Material: Fiberglass

Load Rating: A – C

ID: 4″ OD: 6.1″

GPM: 380

Catch Basin Available

Length: 1m, 1/2m

Slope: 0.6%

Material: Polymer Concrete

Load Rating: A – F

ID: 6.88″ OD: 8.25″

Catch Basin Available

Length: 1/2m

Slope: None

Material: PVC

Load Rating: A – C

Parking Garages & Parking Lots – Recommendations / Comparison Chart

ID: 4″ OD: 6.25″

Catch Basin Available

Length: 48″, 24″

Slope: Low Profile

Material: Polymer Concrete

Load Rating: A – C

OD: 6″

Catch Basin Available

Length: 1m, 1/2m

Slope: Low Profile

Material: Polymer Concrete

Load Rating: A – C

ID: 8.63″  OD: 8.88″

GPM: 3,000

Catch Basin Available

Length: 96″

Slope: 0.5%, 0.75%, 1%, 1.25%

Material: Fiberglass

Load Rating: B – F

ID: 9.25″ OD: 12″

GPM: 3,189

Length: 96″

Slope: 1.04%

Material: HDPE

Load Rating: D – F

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

GPM: 86 – 3,918

Length: 96″

Slope: 0.5%

Material: (Poured Concrete)

Load Rating: C – F

Testimonials

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Bill ShankSpoerr Precast Concrete Inc.

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