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Old 07-01-2009, 02:20 PM   #1
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Default Garage Apron w/ACO Zipper Drain System

Tomorrow we pour about three trucks. Just finished tying up all the steel
Will upload the *AFTER* after
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Old 07-02-2009, 12:58 PM   #2
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We installed an apron drain three years ago when we had the driveway repaved. It's been really nice to have, but you you'll need to keep an eye on clogging. Depending on the type of grill that you use, it can get fouled pretty easily. The grills on our drain have 1/4" x 3" slots, all kinds of crap gets into the trough and ends up covering the drain hole. I usually have to clean it out every three months or so.

I'm thinking about backing the grills with some screen, in hopes that will keep out all but fine sand/silt.
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Old 07-02-2009, 01:08 PM   #3
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where is it draining to? To me it looks like both ends are capped.
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Old 07-02-2009, 03:12 PM   #4
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where is it draining to? To me it looks like both ends are capped.

End box in one pic is deep catch basin embedded in concrete. A 4 inch corrugated ABS Plastic drain pipe is connected and takes it down hill for discharge. They poured today: 2 1/2 trucks 3500 psi 4-inch slump. Looks great. Tomorrow I pull off forms, install grates and will upload pics.
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Old 07-02-2009, 03:14 PM   #5
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We installed an apron drain three years ago when we had the driveway repaved. It's been really nice to have, but you you'll need to keep an eye on clogging. Depending on the type of grill that you use, it can get fouled pretty easily. The grills on our drain have 1/4" x 3" slots, all kinds of crap gets into the trough and ends up covering the drain hole. I usually have to clean it out every three months or so.

I'm thinking about backing the grills with some screen, in hopes that will keep out all but fine sand/silt.
I'm using ADA compliant cast iron grates. I don't have a leaf problem given
that I hacked down every nearby tree.
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Old 07-02-2009, 04:46 PM   #6
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7 car garage! Where in NoVa is this?
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Old 07-03-2009, 10:35 AM   #7
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7 car garage! Where in NoVa is this?
The other three bays in the existing home will be closed off to make additional living space..so...its only an attached 4 car garage.
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Old 07-03-2009, 11:21 AM   #8
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I'm using ADA compliant cast iron grates. I don't have a leaf problem given
that I hacked down every nearby tree.
I like your style, trees have their place, but not where the leaves and branches can get on your house.
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Old 07-03-2009, 12:44 PM   #9
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I like your style, trees have their place, but not where the leaves and branches can get on your house.
Thanks. I love trees and with over 5 acres of treed property of 100 year old + red and white oak, Hickory, Beech, Ironwood, Poplar, Maple and Dogwoods, I don't feel bad at all about knocking down the trees close to the house. However, I do practice good silverculture and try and promote strong growth of our hinterland trees. The environment here is very healthy as evidenced by the diverse colorful bird population comprised of not only the conventional mid-east expected species (Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, House Wren, Cardinal, Oriole, but tons of buntings, woodpeckers (pileated, eastern, etc) finches, etc etc. We do not use any pesticides and try and provide the habitats that allow the aforementioned, and others, to thrive.
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Old 07-03-2009, 12:46 PM   #10
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Poured yesterday. All went smoothly.
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Old 07-04-2009, 03:29 AM   #11
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End box in one pic is deep catch basin embedded in concrete. A 4 inch corrugated ABS Plastic drain pipe is connected and takes it down hill for discharge. They poured today: 2 1/2 trucks 3500 psi 4-inch slump. Looks great. Tomorrow I pull off forms, install grates and will upload pics.
Ok, gotcha now...
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Old 07-04-2009, 07:14 AM   #12
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Corrugated pipe tends to clog due to build up in the corrugations. The builder I worked for always used smooth pipe and fittings for day-light drains for downspouts, surface catch drains, etc.
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Corrugated pipe tends to clog due to build up in the corrugations. The builder I worked for always used smooth pipe and fittings for day-light drains for downspouts, surface catch drains, etc.
I was concerned of that too, and I'm not a big fan of corrugated plastic pipe - however, the catch basin has a deep sump with the discharge elevated about 8 inches off the bottom, so sediment/sludge collects on the bottom and permits periodic cleaning - while the catch basin also has a basket to collect larger debris. In this case, the corrugated pipe was the best decision - particularly in light of the flexibility need to bring down hill. But -- as you, I prefer PVC pipe whenever possible. Besides...too late now

Another item - if you look closely you will see white 3-inch PVC pipe risers peeking through the cement. These pipes are intended for the gutter system and is ALL PVC pipe to discharge into a 10,000 gal poured cement rain collection tank to be situated behind garage.
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