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

Cast-in-Place Concrete Trench Drains

  • TrenchFormer TFX

    Original Cast-In-Place Forming System

    TrenchFormer is the original expanded polystyrene cast-in-place concrete 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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  • Industrial Trench Systems

    Forming Systems Designed for Industrial Applications and Roadways

    Any special flow and depth requirements can be achieved with MHD. All our patented TrenchFormer industrial trench forming systems deliver greater flexibility for challenging specifications and projects. An ASTM A-36 structural steel frame maximizes load transference into the encasement concrete. The attractive grate designs are light weight for ease of maintenance and greater inflow area with no sacrifice in strength.

    TrenchFormer MHD 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

    Exacting Forming Systems for Ports

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

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

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