Cast-in-Place Concrete vs. Precast Concrete Trench Drains

Cast-in-Place Concrete vs. Precast Concrete Trench Drains

Concrete trench drains are designed for the purpose of managing surface water. Both precast and cast-on-site or cast-in-place are excellent choices. However, they do have their differences, and sometimes one is a better choice than the other, depending on the situation. Let’s look at cast-in-place concrete vs. precast concrete trench drains, starting with the definition of each.

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The Different Types of Trench Drain Grates

The Different Types of Trench Drain Grates

We all see grates on a daily basis when walking, driving, or even riding a bike down the street. It’s easy to take them for granted, but without drainage grates, drainage systems couldn’t work, leaving our streets flooded with excess water. Each grate is designed to suit specific areas. Understanding the different types of trench drain grates is essential in choosing the right type for the job. Let’s look at each of these types.

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How To Control Drainage for Your Commercial Property

How To Control Drainage for Your Commercial Property

Commercial property requires maintenance and proactive services to maintain its value and function. Drainage systems shouldn’t be overlooked. When they are, once water issues occur, damage begins, which is expensive and time-consuming to try to repair. Install proper drainage in the first place to alleviate any issues. Let’s take a look at how to control drainage for your commercial property and why it’s important.

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Biggest Drainage Design Mistakes To Avoid

Biggest Drainage Design Mistakes To Avoid

Uncontrolled stormwater runoff can cause the loss of soil as well as the nutrients carried by the soil. By implementing drainage on hill slopes, the risk of soil slippage is reduced. Standing water can choke vegetation, attract pests, get contaminated, cause flooding, and become dangerous. The main function of these systems is to collect surface water and direct it away as quickly as possible. Understanding the biggest drainage design mistakes to avoid will help you better comprehend the importance of proper drainage.

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Understanding the Types of Drainage Systems

Understanding the Types of Drainage Systems

Properly corralling and dispersing water runoff is important because we need it to water our vegetation without drowning it. Additionally, collected water is used to replenish a town’s freshwater supply. The longer water sits on a surface, the more susceptible it is to contamination. The types of drainage systems will allow you a better comprehension of their roles and how they work together.

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Tips for Keeping Control of Hydraulic Loads

Tips for Keeping Control of Hydraulic Loads

To control a hydraulic load, you’ll want to take several things into account. You’ll need to know how much wastewater can be handled and the rate at which it will pass through a drainage system. The drain put in place must be secure and able to handle traffic and weather conditions as well as through water. To follow tips for keeping control of hydraulic loads, you’ll need to understand them and how to take control.

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The Different Types of Surface Drainage Systems

The Different Types of Surface Drainage Systems

Surface drainage systems are canals that are created for runoff water. They contain shallow ditches that are dug in a parallel pattern. Knowing the different types of surface drainage systems, their purpose, and how to choose will allow you to decide on the best route for a given property.

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An Introduction To Bio-Swales and Their Uses

An Introduction To Bio-Swales and Their Uses

There are a lot of advantages to bio-swales. They improve water quality by protecting local waterways from the pollutants in stormwater. The reduction of non-point pollution is accomplished by filtering this stormwater. Bio-swales also benefit the environment by creating a wildlife habitat for creatures such as birds and butterflies. According to the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), a four-meter bio-swale has the ability to reduce twenty-five percent of rainfall runoff, making them effective in naturally filtering this water. This is an introduction to bio-swales and their uses.

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Ways To Counter the Negative Effects of Urban Runoff

Ways To Counter the Negative Effects of Urban Runoff
Urban runoff is an issue more and more people outside of the water preservation/conservation realm are becoming familiar with in recent decades.

Though we all understand water is important and pollutants are bad for the environment, the strides of the general public toward keeping water cleaner is a more recent endeavor. There have always been people within society who have understood the significance of our role on Earth and the elements, but now we’re all becoming more aware. With a better comprehension, we can more clearly understand the ways to counter the negative effects of urban runoff in order to better preserve our water and environment.

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Stormwater Management: What It Is and Why It’s Important

Stormwater Management: What It Is and Why It’s Important

Based on our day-to-day practices and the chemicals we use, we are slowly but surely polluting the ground, as well as the freshwater we so desperately need to survive. Often, we consider stormwater to be nature’s wheelhouse, or a city problem, but we continuously fail to see how we affect the water and what we can do to help remedy ongoing issues. Understanding stormwater management, what it is, and why it’s important will allow our communities to join efforts with associations dedicated to water preservation and protection.

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What To Consider for Slot Drain Specifications

What To Consider for Slot Drain Specifications

Different projects require a variety of drainage options based on whether grates are wanted or needed. Many factors will determine which type of system best suits the task. Slot drains are durable, easy to clean and sanitize, visually discrete, resistant to corrosion and temperature, and are load class rated. Knowing what to consider for slot drain specifications may help you decide if one is right for your project.

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Common Drainage Challenges of Commercial Properties

Common Drainage Challenges of Commercial Properties

Admit it—you rarely never give the drain solutions outside of your property another thought. However, we can play a large part in how functional the drain solutions in our areas and towns are. Understanding how common drainage challenges of commercial properties occur may incentivize you to take a more active role in defending fresh water. Knowing how to evaluate the way water pools, runs, and is absorbed will help you identify issues.

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Ways To Maintain Your Drainage System

Ways To Maintain Your Drainage System

We often take our drainage systems for granted. We flush or pour all kinds of things down them without giving it a second thought. This is even more true when it comes to our outside surface drains. Knowing the best ways to maintain your drainage system will keep it problem-free longer and save you a ton on untimely repairs. 

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How To Manage Water Runoff in a Sustainable Way

How To Manage Water Runoff in a Sustainable Way

Knowing what to do to protect our water first takes identifying the reasons water gets contaminated. Once established, we can find out what we can do to prevent it from becoming polluted and educate ourselves further. Following best practices on how to manage water runoff in a sustainable way is not only better for the area in which you live, but also better for the Earth.

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