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7 Considerations for Trench Drain Systems

Trench drain systems come in all shapes, sizes and materials and it can be difficult to determine which system is best suited for your project. Here’s a breakdown on what you need to consider when planning a project that requires trench drain systems. 1. What are the load requirements for the drain? It’s particularly important

Trench Drain Systems Begins Distribution of ULMA Architectural Drains

Have you heard about the Spanish company ULMA? Ulma Architectural Solutions have manufactured architectural products for the construction industry for over 50 years. And though, relatively unknown in the United States, ULMA has been providing drainage solutions around the globe for 15 years. Their trench drain products are being distributed stateside by Trench Drain Systems,

Polymer Concrete Trench Drain – In the Beginning

The first time I learned of ACO and polymer concrete was in 1985 while on a tour of some silica mines in northeast Ohio.  In that part of the country, the Sharon conglomerate crops out of the ground and is mined by a number of industrial mineral firms.  The Fairmont Minerals Best Silica Facility, located

The Difference Between Polymer Concrete and Vinyl Ester

There are many variables to consider when you are choosing what you need for your drainage project, including what materials your system is made of. Much of it depends mainly upon the application requirements. Trying to understand the differences between polymer concrete and vinyl ester drainage channels can be confusing. Polymer Concrete Polymer concrete is

How to Replace 1″ Thick Grates

By Hannah Schroer Let’s just say it: 1” thick grates aren’t considered heavy duty anymore. Standards change. Architects once specified one inch thick iron grates for loading docks, warehouses and industrial areas. Typically, contractors installed them in an angle iron frame using the old wooden box form method. Why can’t I replace my 1” iron

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