Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Grassy Key Fire Station installs ACO PowerDrain S300K

The City of Marathon on Grassy Key needed a solution for capturing storm water run-off from the fire station, as the site was built up from the road during construction. Given the vast amounts of rainfall south Florida receives, it was a necessity to use a 12” wide drainage system.
PowerDrain S300K was used on this job as it features an integrally cast-in ductile iron edge rail, and longitudinally slotted ADA compliant ductile iron grates with a Load Class F (90 ton) loading. This would ensure the drainage system can withstand the heavy duty traffic of fire engines crossing over and turning on the drainage system and is still safe for pedestrians to cross.


Thursday, July 17, 2014

Golden Gate Bridge Visitor's Experience Center installs a discreet drainage option: ACO Brickslot

The Golden Gate Bridge Visitor’s Experience Center was newly renovated to give guests information related to its tremendous 746-foot tall towers, sweeping main cables, signature International Orange color, and Art Deco styling. It is a sensory experience featuring color, light, and sound.

This job required the designer to incorporate a drainage system with the aesthetics of the area in mind. The drainage needed to blend in with the brick paver hard scape.

ACO’s Brickslot was a perfect choice for that requirement because it was designed specifically for use with brick or stone pavers to blend into its surrounding area. The discreet slot opens up underneath to a polymer concrete sloped drainage channel.

Additionally, ACO Brickslot has an access unit that provides a discreet access to the channel and catch basins for the cleaning and maintenance of the drainage system.


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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

ACO Drainage Products at the World Cup

An ACO MonoBlock Channel System and a Slot Channel System, from our parent company in Germany, was installed to the fields used for the World Cup in Brazil. These channel systems allowed the teams to play, despite continuous rain and flooding. If you would like more information on ACO Drain products for your fields to prevent flooding during heavy rains, visit our website at www.acousa.com. #ACO #ACOBrazil #WorldCup


Tuesday, June 10, 2014


ACO makes HISTORY - On April 22, the Port of Cleveland welcomed the ocean-going vessel Fortunagracht as the first of direct scheduled cargo service between Cleveland and northern Europe. ACO Polymer Products, Inc., a Chardon trench drainage manufacturer, is shipping a full-sized school bus to their corporate headquarters in Germany for the first voyage.


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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Why is Surface Drainage Important?

It is understood that standing water in and around facilities can cause severe structural damage. Potential problems include cracked foundations due to static water pressure buildup on the wall, settling, degradation of adjoining building materials, and freeze–thaw issues. Similarly, ponding (i.e. water collection) and hydroplaning on roads, highways, and bridges are possible safety hazards that can be avoided.

Effectively handling and transporting away rainfall during and after storms is a prime component in facility and road construction planning.

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Kent Event Center/Showare Center installs K100 with Stainless Steel Perforated Grates for water reclamation

The Showare Center is home of the Seattle Thunderbirds hockey team and is the first of its kind to make renovations to "go green".

These renovations include stormwater reclamation where rainwater is collected and reused for irrigation of the site. Removal of stormwater would also prevent ponding and slip hazards to pedestrians.

ACO Drain KlassikDrain K100S with stainless steel grates was selected to intercept stormwater in the entrance areas.

The locked perforated grate is completely ADA and pedestrian safe and fits aesthetically into the overall design of the arena.


Monday, March 10, 2014

KS100 with Type 445 longitudinal stainless steel grates installed at Cumberland Play Park

The New Riverfront improvements are designed to provide new public attractions, parkland and waterfront access, giving residents and visitors a reason to come and enjoy both banks of the Cumberland River. When complete, the project area will be ten times the size of the existing Riverfront Park.

To ensure the comfort and safety of visitors to the park a trench drain was needed to ensure hard paved areas remain puddle free and safe for all users regardless of the weather.

KlassikDrain KS100 with stainless steel edge rail was used to ensure long term aesthetics. The Type 445 stainless steel grates ensure safety of any kind of visitor as they are ADA compliant, ‘bicycle safe’ and ‘heelsafe’.