Product & Quantity
1310 ft. Dura Slope™ EZ Track™
16302 Texas 493 Loop Lubbock, TX 79423
May 25, 2010
Lubbock-Cooper Independent School District
Parkhill, Smith, & Cooper
The project architect of the Lubbock Cooper ISD Middle School in Lubbock TX required a trench drain to conform to the inside perimeter of the school's regulation running track. 6" wide NDS Dura Slope Trench Drain was specified for the job based on the potential time-savings during installation. The installing crew was able to prep and install the job quickly due to the lightweight nature of the material, and tongue and groove Dura Loc™ joints ensured precise alignment during installation with snap-lock mechanisms to eliminate joint movement. Labor reduction was also provided on the job site by Dura- Slope's pre-sloped channels. Overall, the installation went smoothly and quickly, with significant cost-savings.
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The crew wired the channels to inexpensive stakes and utilized the rebar clips to stabilize their suspension system. After the concrete pour, the wires were cut and pushed down into the wet concrete.
Dura Slope Trench Drain in section
A simple centering jig keeps the channel in the middle of the forms - once centered, the jig is secured with a forming nail.
On the first day, a crew of seven men with no prior experience handling Dura Slope installed an entire D section and half the straight run of one side of the track. In all, a total of 482' was installed in 6.5 hours. This pace improved on the 2nd day, once familiarity with the product increased.