Trench Former® System

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Trench Former® System

Take control of your project with ABT’s TrenchFormer®.  This poured-in-place trench former system lets you select width, depth, shape and slope rate for a fully customizable drain.

With expanded polystyrene forms, TrenchFormer® installs 10 percent quicker than cast-in-place foundry systems without the expensive framing materials.  Each form can be sloped or non-sloped with a rounded, square trapazoidal or custom shape.

Eliminates penetration of sub floor during installation. Unlike traditional rebar stakes, Trench Former uses a U-shaped rebar legs to support and level the system, preventing penetration into the sub-slab.

TrenchFormer Catalog view PDF

TFX Series – 6-24″ Widths

TrenchFormer® frames come standard in black painted steel or hot dip galvanized.  Stainless steel, fiberglass and aluminum frames are also available.

Auxiliary assemblies allow frames to create expansion joints or to create a custom radius.  L-Frame assemblies allow the system to turn corners without sacrificing load capacity.

TFX TrenchFormer® offers trench heavy-duty grates in heel-proof, ADA and high intake designs.  TFX grates secure into place with toggle bolts.

TrenchFormer TFX Series Cheat Sheet

Rail Lengths:                8′, 6′, 4′, 3′, 2′ lengths
System Widths:            6, 8, 10, 12, 15, 18, 21, 24″ widths
Load Rating:                AASHTO H20
Available Slopes:         Various

MHD Series

MHD Series comes in 8″, 12″ and 18″ widths.  The system features 2″ angle and 2 meter, 1 meter and 1/2 meter lengths.  Auxiliary frames allow T intersections, corners and radius turns.

MHD Series heavy-duty grates come in 1/2 meter sections. Four corner pinning locks allow for H-20 and H-25 load bearing.

TrenchFormer MHD Series Cheat Sheet

Rail Lengths:        2m, 1m, 1/2m lengths
System Widths:    8, 12, 18″ widths
Load Ratings:      AASHTO H20, H25

Top Applications:

  • Manufacturing Plants
  • Driveways
  • Service Shops
  • Roadways

MHD Installation Instructions view PDF

XHD Series

XHD is designed for intermodal and international airport applications.  With a 2.5″ angle and galvanized rails, this trench former system comes in 8″, 12″ and 18″ widths.

XHD’s galvanized steel rails provide concrete bearing width that is the widest in the industry.

TrenchFormer XHD Series Cheat Sheet

Rail Lengths:        2m, 1m, 1/2m lengths
System Widths:    8, 12, 18″ widths
Load Ratings:      AASHTO H20, H25, FAA Rating

Top Applications:

  • Municipal & Commercial Airports
  • Ports

XHD Installation Instructions view PDF

Catch Basins

TrenchFormer® offers 1600 and in-line 1900 Series catch basins, available at any point in the trench run.  1900 Series basins are 24″ long, with variable depths.  1600 Series basins are 21″ wide x 24″ long and offer variable depths.

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