EconoDrain trench forming system is a pre-sloped system with an expanded polystyrene (EPS) form that offers fast and affordable drainage for a variety of applications. Designed in 4”, 6”, 8”, 12”, 18” and 24” system widths, EconoDrain trench drain is installed in driveways, courtyards, commercial loading bays and more.
EconoDrain offers a standard, H-20 rated ductile iron grate for high volume water flow. The former system also offers bar grates, ADA compliant grates and H-25 ductile iron grates on most systems. Heavy duty FAA load class grates with 3 point locking systems are available for the 8” and 12” wide systems.
EconoDrain’s EPS forms and painted steel frames come in standard 8’ lengths, making for a more seamless installation. EPS forms have a radiused bottom and standard 0.5% slope to facilitate higher water flow rates. However, forms can be special ordered with a flat channel bottom, neutral slope or with a custom slope up to 2%.
The EconoDrain Trench Forming System is easy to work with. The EPS forms lock into the bottom side of the frame securely. With a simple bolt adjustment, frames can be set to elevation on a rebar anchoring system. A unique center form wedge ensures the stability of the form during installation and helps to lock adjoining forms together. Concrete is poured around the form to form the channel and lock the frame in place. Once the concrete is cured, the center wedge of the form is extracted and the form walls are easily removed, leaving a smooth concrete channel behind.
Complex channel designs are easily managed with the aid of “T” and “L” intersection forming kits. In-line and stand alone catch basin systems are also available in a variety of sizes.