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Being Houston residents, we are all highly aware of the importance of good drainage. Preventing water accumulation and minimizing the risk of flooding while also ensuring the long-term soundness of the build is a crucial part of any project. Precast drainage systems have become increasingly popular in recent years due to their effectiveness, ease of installation, and cost-effectiveness.
Precast drainage systems are manufactured off-site and then delivered to the construction site, making the installation process much faster than traditional in-situ construction methods. This can save time, money, and reduce disruption to surrounding areas. These systems are made from high-quality materials that are designed to withstand heavy loads, extreme weather conditions, and the corrosive effects of wastewater. This makes them more durable than traditional cast-in-place drainage systems and reduces the need for costly maintenance and repairs. Although precast may have a higher initial cost than traditional cast-in-place systems, it is often more cost-effective over the long term due to a controlled manufacturing environment ensuring consistent quality and performance, no weather delays, accurate scheduling, and reduced maintenance requirements.
Precast drainage systems can also be designed to be more environmentally friendly than traditional cast-in-place systems. For example, Carbon Locked Concrete is a process that helps to reduce our carbon footprint of precast concrete. This process involves the use of recycled industrial by-products, such as fly ash and slag, in the production of concrete, as well as the use of Carbon Cure’s injection system, which injects carbon directly into the mix. Check out our blog on Carbon Locked Concrete to learn more about this process. With a large number of products, let’s explore the different types of precast drainage systems available and their benefits.
Channel drains, also known as trench drains, are long and narrow drains that are designed to handle large volumes of water. They are usually installed in areas where there is a lot of surface water, such as driveways, parking lots, and sidewalks. Trench drains are typically made of durable materials such as concrete, fiberglass, or polymer concrete, and they come in various sizes to accommodate different water flow rates.
Catch basins are installed underground to collect and control water runoff. They are typically made of concrete, and they are designed to capture water from a large area, such as a parking lot or a road. Catch basins come in varied sizes and designs, and they can be customized to meet the customer’s specific drainage needs.
Grates are used to cover the openings of drainage systems, such as catch basins and trench drains. They are typically made of metal or plastic and are built to design specifications. Grates are essential in ensuring the proper functioning of drainage systems as they prevent debris and other materials from clogging the drainage system.
We provide a wide range of products for drainage and stormwater management. These products include trench, catch basins, junction boxes, inlets, storm water detention systems and advanced stormwater treatment systems to name a few. Each product is designed to meet our customer’s specific drainage needs with custom designs to ensure proper water flow management.
We’ll go into detail on these products in our next blog. Stay tuned!