Install sturdy trench drains in animal barns and equipment buildings to prevent messes inside where wet animals or tractors are housed. Mud from the equipment and animal waste build up quickly, leading to frequent hose-downs of the floor. Trench drain is a standard design requirement for these buildings and ideal for controlling your waste water.
Cast iron or ductile iron grating withstand the heavy loads of tractors and hoofed animals. For the most rugged trench drain applications, consider using cast iron frames to help increase the load capability of your drain.
Recommendations for Farm / Barn Drainage Systems
Polycast 700 Series (by Hubbell)
A polymer concrete channel with a reinforcing frame made from either cast iron or HDPE plastic, the Polycast 700 Series is a resilient product with three times the strength of standard concrete. Polycast’s pre-sloped channels allow water to drain efficiently while optional catch basins catch debris.
Dura Slope (by NDS)
A shorter HDPE channel option, the NDS Dura Slope comes in four foot (48”) lengths and is easily handled and installed. The 6” Dura Slope channel has a ductile iron frame and grate option for heavier loads and a .7 percent slope that evacuates barn runoff quickly. Decorative cast iron grates are also available.
EconoDrain (by MultiDrain)
EconoDrain is a trench former system, a frame-and-grate system that uses a polystyrene form to save time and labor. The EconoDrain Trench Forming System replaces frame-and-grate systems, eliminating the need to build a box form prior to installation. By using a customizable polystyrene form, EconoDrain offers a smoother, pre-sloped channel that can come in 4", 6", 10" or 12" widths.
3000 Series by Trench Drain Systems
The 3000 Series combines a chemical and heat resistant fiberglass channel drain with high volume capabilities to make it an excellent choice for equipment washdown areas or between barns to handle roof runoff.