Trench Drain BLOG

Christmas 2017

It is always good to get the Eric'sons family together. Thanks to everyone on our team at all of the plants across the United States. We appreciate all the hard work you do producing quality American made Dura Trench products!

Dura Trench drain installation video

We just added an installation video of our Dura Trench DTPF system from a Wawa gas station project. Take a look at how easily the trench drain system can be installed. This trench drain was installed by two people in one day including excavation, setting the trench, and placing concrete around the trench.

Connecting a trench drain to a concrete manhole structure

Making the connection between a trench drain system and a concrete manhole can be a time consuming task if it was not planned properly. Two types of connection are common. The first is to stop the trench drain back from the structure and transition to a pipe. The second is to bring the trench drain into the structure without any restrictions (note we call this connection type a "snout"). This second option when properly executed allows for the trench drain to reach maximum flow capacity without restrictions. Before we talk about the hole in the structure we need to talk about the trench drain depth. The precast concrete manhole typically will have a lid that ranges from 8" to 12" thick

New Website

For those of you who have not been on the web in a few days we recommend you take some time to visit our new website. The address is www.duratrench.com and it has so many new features that we are sure you will like it!

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