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Forterra’s Utility Trench and Trench Drain Systems are designed specifically to meet the needs of manufacturing plants, large processing facilities and electrical
suppliers by providing secure, dependable and safe housing of:

  • Electrical Cables
  • Hydraulic Lines
  • Lines for Hazardous Liquids and Gases
  • Compressed Air Lines
  • Steam Lines
  • Duct Work

They are also effective as a method for capturing surface storm water and can be used as a duct bank. Rather than spending time casting trench drains in place, a precast trench system drastically cuts the time needed for installation while maintaining integrity and durability.


Forterra’s Utility Trench and Trench Drain Systems afford the following advantages:

  • Tongue-and-groove construction provides easy installation
  • Trench drains come in lengths up to 10’
  • Depth and width is customizable to fit your site
  • Turns, tees and end sections can be provided
  • Ready-made, modular design installation compresses your schedule and reduces crew size
  • Backfill your installation the same day to reduce employee injury risk and OSHA open trench exposure, emphasizing site safety
  • Naturally strong with a design life of 75 years
  • Cover options include slotted cast iron, solid steel, concrete and heavy-duty plastic lids
  • Designed for pedestrian traffic and HS-20 loading
Grounded In Strength