Surface Drainage & Channel Drain Products

ABT designs and manufactures some of the most extensive, reliable, and versatile lines of channel
drains, grates, and surface water management solutions in the industry.

Cast-In-Place Trench Drain Forming Systems

  • Trench Drain Forming System

    Original Cast-In-Place Forming System

    TrenchFormer is the original expanded concrete cast-in-place channel drain forming system. Completely customizable forming sections allow designers to select the width, depth, shape, and slope for any specification and project conditions. The resultant high precision monolithic trench is faster and easier to install when compared to traditional hand-formed cast-in-place trenches.

    Significantly, the concrete former is entirely removed prior to service allowing complete inspection of the workmanship and quality of the final product. Other systems conceal concrete voids, which could lead to frame collapse and other failures.

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  • Trench Former MHD

    Municipal Heavy Duty - Roads & Airports

    Any special flow and depth requirements can be achieved with our TrenchFormer MHD Concrete cast-in-place Trench Forming System. All our patented TrenchFormer trench forming systems deliver greater flexibility for challenging specifications and projects. Specifically designed for roads and airports, TrenchFormer MHD features ASTM A-36 structural steel frame that maximizes load transference into the encasement concrete. The attractive grate designs are lightweight for ease of maintenance and greater inflow area with no sacrifice in strength.

    TrenchFormer MHD cast-in-place trench forming system provides a complete assembly of parts needed to handle medium to heavy-duty applications found in municipalities, roadways, and industrial facilities.

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  • TrenchFormer XHD

    Xtra Heavy Duty - Airports & Ports

    TrenchFormer XHD is more than just an extremely heavy-duty grate. Every component of the XHD trench drain forming system is engineered to handle the exacting requirements found specifically in airports, seaports, and intermodal facilities. Our patented non-rigid bar-lock system is designed for dynamic longitudinal and vertical retention. A robust trench drain frame design and a large bearing area maximize load transfer and minimize the risk of concrete shear failure below the frame.

    The XHD system provides the ultimate performance with the lowest cost of ownership.

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