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Old 02-17-2018, 06:59 PM   #1
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What are the general design guidelines for placement of a trench drain on a site?
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Old 02-17-2018, 08:14 PM   #2
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Re: Trench Drain

Since your asking such a specific question, pitched downhill


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Since your asking such a specific question, pitched downhill
Sorry, let me post a bit more context! Urban site, fairly flat, corner lot
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Re: Trench Drain

It depends upon what your definition of a "trench drain" is.

Could you possibly be a bit more specific? Do you already have a particular product in mind, or are you looking for suggestions.

The more information you provide the better/more relevant, responses you'll receive.
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Old 02-18-2018, 01:10 AM   #5
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Re: Trench Drain

The above and take it to a good place to discharge..............
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It would first depend on if and where your draining too
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Old 02-27-2018, 01:53 AM   #7
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Under the hopefully repealed EPA " Clean Waters Act" of the Obama dictatorship, you first must get a permit from the EPA to alter the flow of water on any land that ever gets rained on. To get the permit, you first must have a environMENTAL study to determine if any living thing might die as a result of your changing your property in any way...

A discharge permit for the low end of your trench drain? Maybe a 48 hour storm water holding pond or underground combo filter ground water injector........$$$$
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Re: Trench Drain

Trench drain another word would be concrete channels, etc, intended to control groundwater. They usually have a grating that sits flush with the adjoining surface most of the time they made by pouring concrete around a form or a modular channel. Some places they allow trench drains to be made out of polymer-based but they all got sloped formation to channel the water to the desired location.
The last 2 projects I did involving detention basins to handle the run-off from 11 homes, we had to install concrete drain channels inside.

Many confuse Trench drains with swales located between adjoining properties to divert the water using man-made grading slope to the desired location.

Something like this as an example:
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