PolyDrain Shallow

Economical Polymer Concrete Channels

When performance still matters on your project, our PolyDrain Shallow Channels offer a practical and economical drainage solution. The initial cost of plastic and fiberglass trench drain may look attractive. However, the different thermal expansion coefficients between dissimilar materials and surrounding concrete repeatedly introduce extreme thermal stresses. Stresses which can lead to fracture or deformation of the drainage channels. Most fiberglass and plastic materials are also extremely susceptible to UV degradation.

Under serviceable design loads and proper installation, polymer concrete can often outlast the life of the concrete slab.

PolyDrain Shallow
Interlocking Joints Polymer Concrete PolyLock Inserts Grate Options Low Profile Channels Installation Legs Longitudinal Anchor Joint

Interlocking Joints

Interlocking tongue and groove joints aid positive alignment and provide a tighter joint.

Polymer Concrete

All PolyDrain channels are available in two polymer concrete formulations. Both offer superior strength and durability over alternative materials. All PolyDrain Polyester channels are UL classified.

PolyLock Inserts

Vibration dampening inserts help keep grates secure under load conditions.  PolyDrain channels feature RedDot polyethylene or GreenDot polypropylene inserts.

Grate Options

We offer a wide selection of grate options to meet any of your design aesthetic and structural load requirements.

Low Profile Channels

When depth restrictions require a shallow channel PolyShallow offers a practical and economical drainage solution.  Available in 3.1" and 3.9" depths.

Installation Legs

Adjustable support legs attach to channel sides and speed installation.

Longitudinal Anchor Joint

The full-length keyway joint mechanically anchors the channel to the surrounding concrete encasement.

POLYDRAIN SHALLOW

FORMERLY KNOWN AS PICCOLO CHANNELS

PolyDrain Shallow Channels offer a practical and economical drainage solution where slab depth restrictions dictate the necessity of a shallow channel.  Shallow channels feature our exclusive “Red Dot” locking blocks and can accept any standard PolyDrain grate.  Special support legs attach to channel sides and speed installation.  Solid end plates and vertical outlet connectors are also available.

IMPORTANT ISSUES

NFPA REQUIRES NONFLAMMABLE TRENCH DRAINS

Selecting a fire resistant trench drain system should be common practice for any interior application.  Trench Drains are often the collection points for flammable fluids and heavier-than-air vapors.  As a result, trenches even when empty, can act as a pathway for flame spread.  For more info, see our Flame and Smoke page.


PolyDrain Shallow Product Data — Formerly known as Piccolo

PolyShallow Channels offer a practical and economical drainage solution where slab depth restrictions dictate the necessity of a shallow channel.  PolyShallow channels feature our exclusive “Red Dot” locking blocks and can accept any standard PolyDrain grate.  Special support legs attach to channel sidewalls and speed installation.  Solid end plates and vertical outlet connectors are also available.

Channel #
Channel Height
Flow Cross-Section
Weight
1.08
3.1 (3 1/8″)
7.40 Sq.In.
23 lbs
1.10
3.9 (3 15/16″)
10.60 Sq.In.
28 lbs

 

Description

Details Sheet

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Specification

PolyDrain PolyShallow

3.1 Height

PolyDrain PolyShallow

3.9 Height