Drainage Systems

Out buildings and animal facilities require sturdy trench drains that can handle the weight of heavy farming equipment as well as animal waste. Trench drains have become a standard for these types of buildings since dirt and other debris can accumulate quickly. The goal is to control the flow of waste water due to frequent hosing and cleaning of the floor.

Ductile or cast iron grating will withstand the heavy loads of tractors and hoofed animals. There are grating options that are safe for smaller animals too. For the most rugged trench drain applications, consider using cast iron frames to help increase the load capability of your drain.

Trench Drain Systems offers as largest inventory of trench drains well as exclusive product lines manufactured by TDS including decorative grates.

  • Pre-sloped and neutral channels options
  • ADA compliant and heel friendly grates for pedestrian traffic in cannabis farms and greenhouses
  • Channels that handle capacities of 30 – 6,700 Gallons Per Minute
  • Free consultations, fast quotes and competitive pricing

3 Considerations

Flat or Curvy?

What is the natural slope of the ground? If it’s flat, are there low lying areas? Knowing where storm water naturally flows is half the battle when planning out your drainage system.

Inside or Out?

The type of drainage you need can vary based on whether you are looking at an out building for vehicles or diverting water nearby to ensure it doesn’t damage your structure. Contact our experts to help you determine the type of system you need.

What’s in your Barn?

The type of trench drain system you need will depend on whether you’re housing animals and vehicles in your buildings. Some of the main factors to consider are weight loads, amount of runoff and if there will be any debris such as silt and animal waste.

Proven Solutions

Dura Slope – HDPE

EconoDrain – Trench Former

700 Series – Polymer Concrete

3000 Series – Fiberglass

Recommendations / Comparisons

ID: 4″ OD: 6″

GPM: 396

Catch Basin Available

Length:  48″

Slope: 0.7%

Material: HDPE

Load Rating: A – D

ID: 4″ OD: 6.25″

GPM: 470

Catch Basin Available

Length: 48″, 24″

Slope: 0.65%

Material: Polymer Concrete

Load Rating: D – F

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

GPM: 86 – 3,918

Catch Basin Available

Length: 96″

Slope: 0.5%

Material: (Poured Concrete)

Load Rating: C – F

ID: 8.63″ OD: 8.88″

GPM: 3,000

Catch Basin Available

Length:  96″

Slope: 0.5%, 0.75%, 1.0%, 1.25%

Material: Fiberglass

Load Rating: B – F


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