Trench and Channel Drains Category Overview

Most hardscapes experience more runoff than landscapes due to the lack of water absorption. NDS Trench Drain and Channel Drain systems are an effective and popular solution when perimeter drains are needed for hardscaped areas. Common applications include pools, spas, patios, tennis courts, and athletic fields. Please see the product sections below for further details and to determine which system best fits the specific needs of your project.


Our Micro Channel provides excellent performance at the lowest possible cost, for areas that do not require a large amount of water to be drained.

  • Channel 1 ¼" wide
  • Applications: Residential

Our Mini Channel offers a greater surface area than the micro, with brass and a range of colored plastic grates available.

  • Channel 2 ¾" wide
  • Applications: Residential, Non-residential

Spee-D Channel systems are lightweight and easy to install, with a greater surface area for drainage than the micro and mini channels.

  • Channel 4 1/8" wide
  • Applications: Residential, Non-residential

Our Pro Series is a lightweight channel drain system with interlocking joints and a modular design, so systems are flexible and connections are made quickly and easily.

  • Load Rated: Up to Class C with appropriate grate.
  • Applications: Residential, Non-residential

The Dura Slope trench drain system consists of lightweight, modular sections for easier handling and installation and reduced freight to the site. A built-in slope of 0.7% allows optimal flow rates to be maintained systemwide; neutral sections are also available.

  • Load Rated: Up to Class D with appropriate grate.
  • Applications: Non-residential

The EZ Track trench drain system combines the Dura Slope system with the new radius coupling, designed specifically for track installations. Each coupling allows 3 degrees of motion between trench drain sections, making an adjustable radius easily achievable.

  • Load Rated: Up to Class D with appropriate grate.
  • Applications: Non-residential