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Trench Drain Installation



Trench Drain Installation

 This trench drain installation scheme is for the standard, set-in-place install process of linear trench drain systems. Below are steps to teach you how to install trench drains in a driveway as well as other suitable areas that require proper drainage. 

The more commonly used and standard drench train is 4”, which has been used in the example below. 

  1. To begin the trench drain installation process, first cut your trench approx 2-3 wider than your entire system, or to whatever will make you comfortable. This allows for easy concrete pour after setting your channel. Do not forget to both cut and dig deep enough for your boot pour. 
  1. We recommend pouring a level or flat 2-4 inches of concrete as a "boot" to set the trench in. Let this boot cure over 48 hours before proceeding with trench drain placement. 
  1. Connect your trench drain pieces in the trench with tongue and groove snap connections. This is the most intricate part of the installation, as the way you line this up will be the way it will set and stay.
  1. Pour your concrete to fill in the sides. Each and every Vodaland system has in-depth ribs that allow for concrete to pass through UNDERNEATH the system to hold it in place. This is a patent design that no others have, which allows the trench drain and the concrete to become one in the same. Trust us, over time, you will notice a difference when your channels do NOT move. 
  1. If you wish to have a silicone barrier in-between the system and your concrete, do this after the concrete has hardened for 48 hours. We recommend a waterproof silicone base as well. If you don't know what this is, picture the spongy material in-between sidewalks. This allows for "give and take" needed to endure weather changes and other concrete changes over time. 

NOTICE - Concrete is just the recommended trench drain installation substance, and it is not always needed. Bricks, sand, clay, etc etc can also be acceptable, but this decision is always yours. Be sure to judge your installation project correctly before making any substance decisions.

Trench Drain Installation Near Me

For any additional questions about trench drain installations or more specifically, more detailed driveway trench drain installation procedures, contact Vodaland. We appreciate you choosing us, and will answer any questions or comments in a timely manner.


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