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5 Things To Consider When Choosing a Trench Drain System

Applications like railroads, private property, and commercial buildings can benefit from adopting a trench drainage system to remove excess water. It’s an essential installation meant to protect your property from soil erosion and water damage, but there are some things to consider when choosing a trench drain system.

Flow Rate

You’ll first need to determine the flow rate. The flow rate is how much and how quickly the drain can eliminate the amount of fluid passing through. Once you calculate the drain flow rate, you’ll be aware of its efficiency to drain and can decide whether it’s right for you.

Load Capacity

The load capacity is the amount of weight that a trench drain can handle, depending on the environment. For example, a drain on a construction job site would have to hold up under the weight of heavy machinery, while a drain on a patio would be under much less stress.


How knowledgeable are you in your municipality’s regulations? You’ll need to understand the laws because there could be some limitations. Becoming well-versed in your area’s regulations beforehand can prevent any future hiccups.


Speaking of hiccups, you’ll also have to consider any obstructions that could be in the way of the trench drain. An obstruction could be anything from tree roots, a fence post, or any other debris in the path of your project. Looking out for anything that could impede the drain might seem obvious, but it can often be a forgotten thing to consider when choosing a trench drain system.


What kind of maintenance will you need for the drain? You’ll want to think about the type of maintenance that will be necessary to keep the drain in good condition because how long the drain lasts depends on the amount of maintenance put into it. Some will be easy to maintain, while others will need the attention of a professional.

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You can find trench and channel drains for sale at Vodaland. Browse our blog for tips on choosing the right drainage for your property, or contact us with any questions.

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