AquaGuard Waterproofing also specializes in floor drains!

We have an extensive list of floor drain client:

  • Distilleries
  • Breweries
  • Property Management and Landlords
  • Office Buildings and Retail Businesses
  • Food and Hospitality Services
  • Schools, Universities and Religious Institutions
  • Healthcare Providers and Senior Living Facilities

AquaGuard Waterproofing has extensive experience installing or replacing all types of floor drains and grates. Our 27+ years of experience is a testament to our service.

Brewery and Distillery Drains

Brewery and Distillery floors slope toward drainage systems to prevent standing water during the brewing and bottling processes. The slight grade, about ¼” per foot, is subtle but can complicate the concrete pour.

Trench drains simplify a brewery’s concrete floor, one of the earliest stages in any brewery buildout.

Where you’ll find brewery and distillery drains:

  • On the brew house floor
  • Along the aisles between fermenters
  • Inside the walk-in cooler
  • In the bottling/packaging area


Water usage depends on the size of brewery/distillery and generally is 2 to 5 times the amount of product produced.  At minimum, install a 4″ trench drain system for your brew house floor. The trench drain should be pre-sloped for quicker drainage and offer a catch basin to catch solids before the effluent reaches the plumbing. Temperatures in portions of the process are high and limit the use of plastic bodied drainage systems.  In high temperatures with chemicals, brewers should use stainless steel or polymer concrete trench drains.  Still, in those portions of the process that see cooler temperature with chemicals, a plastic bodied drain may be appropriate.

Top things to consider for a micro-brewery, brewery or distillery floor:

  • A concrete floor alone will not withstand the rigors that beer, ale and alcohol production creates
  • The floor must be sound, free from trip hazards, pot holes and cracks
  • It should be a hygienic surface
  • It must withstand rigorous cleaning
  • It should withstand impacts
  • It must have excellent mains connected drainage
  • It must be slip-resistant
  • It must be resistant to a range of chemicals