What Is A Trench Drain?
A trench drain – also sometimes called a linear drain, a channel drain, or a strip drain – is a type of floor drain composed of a recessed trough that is covered with grating. The grating or other covering sits flush with the adjoining surface so that water or other liquids can easily flow through the grate and down into the trough where they are carried away. In modern homes, trench drains are most commonly used to quickly evacuate or redirect surface water in places that are prone to flooding, such as basements.
Not to be confused with French drains — which are often installed to disperse rainwater throughout flood-prone backyards — trench drains are commonly found in modern shower systems, commercial bathrooms, warehouses, and flood-prone basements. A trench drain is usually either “formed” or “installed,” the former meaning that the drain trough is built on site, typically from concrete, while the latter indicates the installation of a pre-cast drain trough.
Partner with Engineered Solutions for a Trench Drain or Other Drainage System
If you have trouble with excess moisture or rainwater seeping into the basement of your Atlanta-area home, having a trench drain installed may be a viable solution. Just contact the experts at Engineered Solutions of Georgia to schedule a free, at-home consultation. We will perform a thorough inspection of your home’s areas of concern and advise you on the different types of basement waterproofing and drainage systems that we offer. With decades of experience, our in-house structural engineering department will work tirelessly to develop a lasting solution for your needs. And, with our triple warranty, covering products, services, and labor, you can rest easy knowing that the investment you’ve made in your home is well-protected.
To learn more about partnering with us to have a trench drain or other exterior drainage system installed at your home in Atlanta or a surrounding area, contact Engineered Solutions of Georgia today.