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Customer Reviews for Trex RainEscape Trex 12 ft. RainEscape Deck Drainage System Plastic Trough

Internet #203768535

Model #0054

Store SKU #1004657062

  • Deck drainage system diverts water for a dry space below the deck
  • 12 ft. roll can be trimmed to any desired length
  • Protects the deck substructure from moisture

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  • 82% recommend this product
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Product easier to install when you fold in half and put a nice solid crease down the center. I have a 16x14 deck and I decided to go with the 12’ roll, but after installation regretting it. I have leaks where the other 2 foot roll I cut connected to the 12 foot roll. Hopefully an easy fix with ordering another roll of 12’ and then just staple it underneath to the joists and run that into the downspouts. We’ll see. Hind sight do yourself a favor and spend the extra money buying longer version and cutting down to correct size. The slope is hard to achieve, but with one roll I’m sure it’s much easier to achieve.
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    Wrinkle kinks inevitable
    Lays good.at first if you follow instructions, once it heats up from sun it shrivels up and kinks bad. Attempting to install in mid October 90 degrees here in Texas. Shrivels up and kinks bad, spray with water and it helps, troughs come back ,dries heats up back come the kinks. Horrible product, extremely overpriced junk. My first pic is while hosing down with water the other pics once dried out.
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    Response from DaveOct 20, 2020
    Al, Thank you for your question and observations. It is a great question that we see often. The troughs are made of a high density polyethylene. Like any polyethylene, they will expand and contract with changes in temperature. This will cause the appearance of wrinkles as the poly expansion is limited by your staples and the sealant tape. When the deck boards are installed, there is no longer any exposure of the entire trough to direct sunlight and the expansion is not nearly as pronounced. There are many pictures from below of our installed product that does not have those wrinkles. It was great that you noticed the changes when you water tested the installation, another important step of the installation process. Thank you for your feedback, I hope this explains your observations, and if you have any further questions feel free to reach out to us at info@TrexRainEscape.com.
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      Easy
      Good solution easy to install
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      We've had it under our upper 16 x 16 foot deck for near 8 years. No problem. However, a squirrel ...
      We've had it under our upper 16 x 16 foot deck for near 8 years. No problem. However, a squirrel decided to get up in the eve and build a nest in a couple funnels, and then proceed to chew the edges of the RainEscape in those two areas. I found your product and used it to cut and repair those two areas, with some judicial usage of double sided tape. It's all been fine now for a couple months thus far. So, almost like new. Thanks for having it available!
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      Good in concept
      Having never used the product prior, did some research and found a few install videos, better than what their site offers. Went the extra distance and applied butyl caulk between the layers of trough at the lap of the joist. Then ran the butyl tape over the seams. Product was perfectly waterproof....until after deck install. Have multiple locations leaking. Used Ipe hidden system. The butyl caulk and tape should have "self healed, but doesn't seem to be the case. Looks like this expensive product just got more expensive for me
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      Response from DaveSep 30, 2019
      Hello RD, Sorry to hear about your issues with the TrexRainEscape product. Please give us a call at your earliest convenance, we would be happy to help with your issue. We sometimes have a couple quick fixes that don't take long and are really easy to do.

      Kind Regards
      Dave Kile
      720-348-1385
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        Works well, but not real easy to install.
        Works well, but not real easy to install.
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        I am not able to lay the though perfectly without creating wrinkles. Water still run, will see ho...
        I am not able to lay the though perfectly without creating wrinkles. Water still run, will see how long it lasts
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        Response from DaveJan 21, 2019
        Great comment. Wrinkles are really not a problem so long as the water still runs, i.e. no puddles. It will not affect the life expectancy of the product.
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        I used this a little different than what its designed for - I installed on top of a wood storage ...
        I used this a little different than what its designed for - I installed on top of a wood storage area that had a solid roof (slightly sloped), then installed sleepers and decking on top. Looking through the decking you see the brownish color that blends with the decking, which is what I was after. The thought is that this product will keep moisture out of my wood pile. I rolled it out and let it flatten out for a day or so, then stapled where sleepers were going. Seems like it will work great.
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        Purchased this product to complete my balcony rebuild because of...
        Purchased this product to complete my balcony rebuild because of rotting deck boards. After removing the top of my balcony'deck I was able to create a dry usable space below for usable storage. It worked very well.
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        Great waterproofing system
        Part of a Very good waterproofing system by Trex RainEscape. I needed one more roll to complete deck waterproofing, so ordered on line. Had very good service. Trough is difficult to install. Do not attempt in very hot weather. Do in cool of morning.
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        What a wonderful product
        I bought this product for my walk out patio two years age. I was trying to expand my entertainment area. With the rain escape product, I have added can lights, fans, TV and speakers under my deck. I love this product. I feel like I'm on vacation every time I step out side. I recommenced this to anyone with a walk out patio.
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        Response from TrexSupportMar 4, 2015
        We're happy to hear Trex RainEscape is helping you enjoy your patio! Brittany Trex Customer Service Trex
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          Awesome product, works just like advertised
          This system works great. Took about 8 hours to install for a 440 SF deck (18 rolls of 16' length used). Only had a few small leaks where a deck screw accidentally punctured the material, but I was able to use spray sealer to stop the drip. Now we have a dry finished porch underneath our deck. works great! Tip: to make installation easy, unroll and lay flat on the ground and then create a crease down the middle (fold in half). This makes laying on the joists/stapling down much easier and easier to get the pitch right. the instructions say to create a crease after installed, which is much harder.
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          Response from TrexSupportNov 5, 2014
          We're happy to hear Trex RainEscape is working as it should. Thanks for the feedback! Thanks, Brittany Trex Customer ServiceTrex
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