Utility Trenches

Dura Trench Utility and Cable Trenches are the first utility trench on the market to offer fully integrated channel strut cast into the body of the trench.  These utility trenches can be used for electrical, hydraulic, water, sewer, gas, low voltage, high voltage, chemical piping, or any other process that requires a cable trench or utility trench.  The integral channel strut is anchored into the concrete so that any pipe diameter that you can fit into the utility trench body can be supported without concern.  The utility trenches can be pre-sloped to allow for drainage and/or can have covers with gaskets to reduce water intrusion.  The chemical resistance of the polymer utility trench body makes this a viable secondary containment vessel.  For strong chemical containment the bodies can be made with our chemical resistant vinyl ester resins.  There is a wide selection of available frames for any application.  With standard utility trench widths up to 48" wide the Dura Trench system can handle most any design consideration.  Also note that Dura Trench can make sweeping turns, divided trenches, and other custom requirements.

This secondary containment utility trench comes with built in 1 5/8" channel strut (at 48" O.C. typ.).  There is no internal bracing that will limit the ability to install piping.  All system frames come with installation devices standard.  View the 12" wide trench covers that fit on this size utility trench.  This size utility trench is typically used for data cables, electrical wiring, and small diameter pipes.

This secondary containment utility trench comes with built in 1 5/8" channel strut (at 48" O.C. typ.).  There is no internal bracing that will limit the ability to install piping.  All system frames come with installation devices standard.  View the 14" wide trench covers that fit on this size utility trench. There are many trench cover options to meet any load class.  This size utility trench is typically used for data cables, electrical wiring, and small diameter pipes.

This secondary containment utility trench comes with built in 1 5/8" channel strut (at 48" O.C. typ.).  There is no internal bracing that will limit the ability to install piping.  All system frames come with installation devices standard.  View the 20" wide trench covers that fit on this size utility trench. There are many trench cover options to meet any load class.  This size utility trench is typically used for larger diameter piping or multiple types of utilities.

This secondary containment utility trench comes with built in 1 5/8" channel strut (at 48" O.C. typ.).  There is no internal bracing that will limit the ability to install piping.  All system frames come with installation devices standard.  View the 26" wide trench covers that fit on this size utility trench. There are many trench cover options to meet any load class.  This size utility trench is typically used for larger diameter piping or multiple types of utilities.

This secondary containment utility trench comes with built in 1 5/8" channel strut (at 48" O.C. typ.).  There is no internal bracing that will limit the ability to install piping.  All system frames come with installation devices standard.  View the 38" wide trench covers that fit on this size utility trench. There are many trench cover options to meet any load class. This size utility trench is typically used for larger diameter piping or multiple types of utilities.

This secondary containment utility trench comes with built in 1 5/8" channel strut (at 48" O.C. typ.).  There is no internal bracing that will limit the ability to install piping.  All system frames come with installation devices standard.  View the 50" wide trench covers that fit on this size utility trench. There are many trench cover options to meet any load class.  This size utility trench is typically used for larger diameter piping or multiple types of utilities.

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Utility trench gallery

Double utility trench

This side by side double cable utility trench was manufactured to carry both high and low voltage electric in an automotive research facility.

Waste Water Treatment Utility trench

This water treatment plant utilized a 24" wide Dura Trench utility trench for easy access to yard piping without restricting traffic flow.

utility trench with channel strut

This steel mill used 12" wide utility trench with channel strut integrally cast into the walls to make mounting of utilities easy.

Utility trench for pipes

This utility trench was utilized for easy access to process piping.

Drone hangar

This drone hangar cable trench supplied electrical charging and data needs to the hangar floor. The utility trench touted a completely non-conductive utility trench body, frame, and grate.

Utility trench fabrication

The flexibility of the prefabricated utility trench trench makes it ideal for complex layouts. Dura Trench can manufacture changes in grade, turns, tees, elbows, step downs, etc. This layout has all of those plus side by side 48" utility trenches and 36" utility trenches.

Military utility trench

This military installation utilized a heavy duty 24" wide utility trench for secondary containment of fuel lines.

Utility trench construction

This double utility trench construction had many custom fabricated turns to bring power, air, and hydraulic lines to process equipment.

Formed utility trenches

Dura Trench can manufacture forming systems for utility trenches or cable trenches when required. This utility trench brought electric and compressed air to an aircraft manufacturing floor.

Various sizes

Dura trench offers utility trenches in various sizes and they can be mixed as required for the pipe or cable sized being utilized.

Sweeping turns

This utility trench was to carry large diameter pipes. The turns utilized on this utility trench had mitered corners and custom covers to ensure the pipe elbows would fit in the 24" and 36" wide utility trenches.

Aircraft manufacturer utility trench

This aircraft manufacturing floor utilized almost 6000 linear feet of the Dura Trench utility trench systems.

Low voltage utility trench

Utility trenches have built in channel strut to allow easy mounting of any additional systems required. No matter if you need access to low voltage cables, high voltage electrical, compressed air, oil, or piping these trenches are a perfect solution.

fuel line utility trench

This utility trench was used to run fuel lines from one building to another from a central supply.

non-conductive utility trench

This 100% non-conductive utility trench was used in an electrically sensitive military project.

Oil field utility trench

This petrochemical utility trench application utilized heavy duty solid covers for their large forklifts to cross.

Utility trench construction

The construction of our utility trench system is very similar to a standard trench drain system. The long light weight sections, factory installed plywood cover, and built in installation brackets make utility trench installation quick and easy.

Traffic rated utility trenches

Dura Trench utility trenches have a wide variety of frame and cover options for any load rating.

Field modification to utility trench

Conduits and pipes can easily enter the sidewalls of our utility trenches. A hole saw can be utilized in the field to bring conduits and pipes into the utility trench system where necessary.

Water treatment utility trench

This water treatment plant utilized a 24" wide x 18" deep utility trench.

Utility trench construction

Dura Trench prefabricated utility trench systems can save considerable time as compared to traditional hand form methods. Time on critical project schedules is something that is hard to come by!

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Prefabricated turns and built in channel strut is just one more reason to select a Dura Trench utility trench system.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Dura Trench manufactures an innovative line of precast utility trenches.  Our utility trenches were designed to be fast and easy for the installer.  They come fully assembled, numbered and ready to install.  These utility trenches can be used for high voltage electrical, low voltage electrical, compressed air, chemical feed lines, water piping, hydraulic lines, drain lines, or virtually any other application.

The utility trench body can be ordered in virtually any width.  We typically build our utility trenches with a channel strut cast into the sidewall and/or bottom of the trench body.  The precast utility trench body is constructed from a fiber reinforced polymer concrete.  This makes it extremely strong and durable yet light weight.  Most precast utility trenches do not have the option for channel strut to be factory installed and if it is, they usually attach it on the inside which takes away from the width of the utility trench.  

Unlike most precast utility trenches, the Dura Trench utility trenches can be pre-sloped.  This allows the utility trench to drain to an outlet pipe if needed.  Our precast utility trenches can also slope to a sump location where an electric sensor or visual monitoring point can be installed to determine if piping is leaking inside the utility trench.  This can be extremely beneficial for environmental compliance and system monitoring without having to remove sealed or heavy utility trench covers.

 

The most common utility trench widths are: 8" utility trench, 10" utility trench12" utility trench18" utility trench, 24" utility trench, 30" utility trench, 36" utility trench, and 48" utility trench.  Other sizes can be manufactured upon request.

The precast utility trench body is also chemical resistant acting as a secondary containment system for piping applications.  The utility trench body is offered in two primary resin varieties: Polyester and Vinyl Ester.  The polyester utility trench is typically sufficient because of the limited exposure time of a secondary containment application.  The vinyl ester utility trench body is only selected when chemicals are particularly reactive or longer exposure times are expected.  Note that the standard channel strut that is installed is the galvanized strut, but we can provide FRP or stainless steel channel strut in our utility trenches upon request.

The Dura Trench precast utility trench product line can have many different types of tops or covers.  Our most common utility trench cover is a simple checkered plate reinforced for the traffic loading.  We can offer covers in epoxy coated steel, galvanized steel, stainless steel, FRP, and aluminum.  In some cases, we have also supplied grating where the client wants to see the piping.  Dura Trench also offers covers with a gasket system for their precast utility trenches.  The gasket helps keep storm water or wash down water out of the utility trench.

We have constructed many utility trenches with custom features.  Some of the custom features that keep coming up are sweep turns and dividers.  A sweep turn is needed when a large diameter pipe is being used inside the utility trench.  A divider is typically used for separating either high and low voltage electrical or for separating plumbing from electrical in a utility trench.

Dura Trench precast utility trenches have been used for projects like power plants, water treatment plants, wastewater plants, steel mills, automotive manufacturing, research facilities, laboratories, aircraft hangars, mining, substations, and manufacturing facilities.  When your application calls for a precast utility trench choose a Dura Trench!