Stormwater Management Products

Guidelines for buying Drain Guards

Drain Guards keep sediment and other pollutants from entering the water system, but it is important to choose the right model according to the needs unique to every site.

Drain Guards are to be used to help with erosion, sediment and waste chemicals from storm water before it gets into the water system. The standard drain seal is made of polypropylene geotextile material which helps remove oil and other hydrocarbons from storm water flow.

Youngstown Barrel & Drum Co. can provide expert guidelines for buying Drain Guards, where & when to use them, and how they can help comply with SPCC, SWPPP and NPDES. As experienced specialists they are seasoned in providing application advice. In so doing, this ensures a solution that saves both time and money, especially if time is of the essence.


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In order to become aware of some of the features of the standard polypropylene geotextile Drain Guards, here are some advantages and suggestions for their applications.

  1. Locations: parking areas, loading docks, warehouses.
  2. Size: many sizes and various items are available, depending on the site-specific need or the requirements made under the governing regulations.
  3. Protects the Environment: in addition to keeping contaminants out of drains, the use of the Drain Guard helps in storm water protection.

It is important to understand the codes, requirements, and safety considerations when choosing the appropriate Drain Guard in order to protect the environment. The seasoned customer service department at Youngstown Barrel & Drum Co. can provide expert advice and careful consideration to the specific needs in order to make the best informed buying decision. Youngstown Barrel & Drum Co. has been in business for over 50 years and has built its reputation on providing knowledge, expertise, and award-winning service that few companies can match. Please contact us at 1-800-359-DRUM for expert advice not only on buying Drain Guards, but also on additional options that may also meet your needs.


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Ultra-Drain Guards®

Keep sediment and other pollutants from entering the water system with Ultra-Drain Guard Catch Basin Insets. Stormwater pollution has become a major concern both locally and on a national level. Ultra-Drain Guards remove waste from stormwater before it can become a problem in the water system.

Installation is easily accomplished in just a few minutes.


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Ultra UDG Curb Style Drain Guards from YBDCO

Ultra-Drain Guards®, Curb-Insert Style

Ultra-Drain Guard, Curb-Insert Style® stops silt, sediment and other debris from entering curb inlets and catch basins.

For use with combination catch basins with a street grate and curb opening.

Heavy-duty tension rod secures Drain Guard inside curb inlet – stopping sediment and other contaminants from entering curb portion of storm drain.


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Heavy-Metal Model Drain Guard

Ultra-Drain Guards®, Heavy-Metal Model

Keep sediment and other pollutants from entering the water system with Ultra-Drain Guard Catch Basin Insets.

Stormwater pollution has become a major concern both locally and on a national level.

Ultra-Drain Guards remove waste from stormwater before it can become a problem in the water system.


See The Ultra-Drain Guards Heavy-Metal Model

Ultra Drain High Capacity Model Guard

Ultra-Drain Guards®, High Capacity Model

Skirt dimensions: 60″ X 60″

Collection area dimensions: 24″ diameter X 24″ deep


See The Ultra-Drain Guards®, High Capacity Model

Drain Guard Retainers

Ultra-Drain Guards®, Retainers

Keep Drain Guards in place without the use of grates.

Heavy-Duty coated steel retainers mount on inside ledge of catch basin – securing Drain Guard when grating is removed or installed.

Two sizes of telescoping retainers adjust to fit any size storm drain.

For use with all Drain Guards.

Set of two – retains one Drain Guard.


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Reusable Model Drain Guard

Ultra-Drain Guards®, Reusable Model

Capture dirt and sediment at construction sites and other “High Erosion” areas.

Rugged polypropylene construction can be easily rinsed and reused.

Deep accumulation pocket (36″) can hold up to 500 lbs. of soil, sand, sediment and dirt.

Designed for easy removal with backhoe, forklift or other equipment.


See All Ultra-Drain Guards®, Reusable Model

Reusable Model, Curb-Insert Style

Ultra-Drain Guards®, Reusable Model, Curb-Insert Style

For use with combination drains with a street grate and curb opening. Large accumulation pocket collects up to 500 lbs. of silt, dirt, sediment and soil. Built-in barrier blocks stormwater from entering curb-inlet, forcing water to flow into street grate. Curb inlet barriers’ 2 1/2″ height allows overflow in heavy rainfall events.


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Ultimate Ultra Drain Guard

Ultra-Drain Guards®, Ultimate Model

1.5″ X 20″ strips of X-Tex AM (Antimicrobial) hang from the bottom of the Drain Guard and float on top of standing catch basin water, reducing destructive bacteria.

The patented antimicrobial nano-structure kills single cell organisms such as bacteria, fungi, yeast and algae by molecular physical penetration, electrostatic attraction and electrocution.


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Fluid Absorbent Tarp

Ultra-Absorbent Tarp®

Use under machinery and equipment to catch fluid leaks during maintenance or repairs.

Rolls or folds into small package – store in vehicles for onsite repairs.

Keeps floors free of oily mess – reduces slip hazards.

Three-layer system provides maximum protection.


See The Ultra-Absorbant Tarp

Basin Guard

Ultra-Basin Guard®

Replace messy hay bales and keep sediment and oil from entering drains and inlets.

Dimensions: 4′ x 6′

Two standard sizes: Part # 9292 fits up to 24″ x 24″ grates. Part # 9293 fits up to 4′ x 6′ grates.


See The Ultra-Basin Guard

Concrete Washout Berm at YBDCO

Ultra-Concrete Washout Berm®

Economical containment for concrete washout.

Dimensions: 48″ X 48″ X 14″ (Unfolded) and 48″ X 8″ X 5″ (Folded)


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Concrete Washout Filter

Ultra-Concrete Washout Filter®

Easily filter your concrete on washout.

Replacement filters available.


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Ultra Curb Guard Plus

Ultra-Curb Guard Plus®

Quick and easy installation.

Modular design – build to any length.

3′ long units can be quickly and easily connected to form longer lengths.

Wedge-shaped, heavy-duty foam secures unit in curb inlet.

WOVEN, Polypropylene material provides high flow rate – will not cause ponding or flooding.


See The Ultra-Curb Guard Plus

Ultra-Curb Guard, Insert-Style®

Ultra-Curb Guard®, Insert-Style

Fits 36″-60″ Inlets Ultra-Curb Guard, Insert-Style®. Keep oil, sediment, floatables and other contaminants out of curb inlets.

For use in drains with curb inlets only.

Two heavy-duty tension rods keep unit secured inside inlet for a clean, flush-mounted installation.


See The Ultra-Curb Guard, Insert-Style

Ultra-Debris Screen

Ultra-Debris Screen®

Keep debris in or out.


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Ultra Dewatering Bag

Ultra-Dewatering Bag®

Contain sediment and oil pumped out during dewatering operations.

Detains both oil and sediment, offering a combination of benefits not available in alternative dewatering bags.

Standard and custom sizes available. Helps Comply With NPDES, 40 CFR 122.26 (1999) when used as Best Management Practice In Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans.


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Dewatering Bag Accessories

Ultra-Dewatering Bag®, Accessories

Ultra-Hose Connector makes connecting and disconnecting Dewatering Bags quick and easy.

Comes with quick release hose clamp.


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Dewatering Reusable Bag Model

Ultra-Dewatering Bag®, Reusable Model

Contain sediment and oil pumped out during Dewatering operations.

Detains both oil and sediment, offering a combination of benefits not available in alternative Dewatering bags.

Standard and custom sizes available.


See The Ultra-Dewatering Bag®, Reusable Model

Downspout Guard

Ultra-Downspout Guard®

Remove pollutants from stormwater flow in gutter and downspouts. Special X-Tex oil-absorbing material removes oil, grease and other hydrocarbons from gutter and downspout waterflow.

Quick and easy to install on most downspouts. Polyethylene constructions will not rust or corrode.


See The Ultra-Downspout Guard


Ultra Filter Pad

Ultra-Filter Pad®

Use Ultra-Filter Pads on construction sites, oil fields, and other areas where spill containment is needed but shelters or structures are not available. Polyethylene and PVC construction is lightweight but durable – folds for quick and easy storage or transport.


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Ultra Filter Sock

Ultra-Filter Sock®

Removes heavy metal, sediment, oil & other hydrocarbons.


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Floating Dispersion Blanket

Ultra-Floating Dispersion Blanket®

Helps comply with regulations and requirements by keeping turbidity levels low.


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Grate Guard Plus

Ultra-Grate Guard Plus®

One size fits all. Installs quickly and easily with included hardware – grate does not need to be removed or lifted.

Rugged, polymer components will not rust or corrode.

Built-in overflow port eliminates ponding and flooding during major rainfall events.

Woven polypropylene construction provides superior strength and durability.


See The Grate Guard Plus

Grate Guard at YBDCO

Ultra-Grate Guard®

Capture sediment, silt, debris and other runoff before they enter our waterways.

For use with flat grate catch basins.

Allows run-off to flow through while blocking sediment and/or capturing oil.


See All Ultra-Grate Guards

Grate Lifter & Ultra-Grate Hook

Ultra-Grate Lifter & Ultra-Grate Hook®

Ergonomically designed – minimizes potential injuries associated with heavy lifting.

Allows single-person grate lifting – reduces personnel and maintenance costs.

Disassembles quickly for easy transport.

Lifts grates up to 400 lbs.

Minimizes potential injuries.


See Grate Lifter and Hooks

Ultra Gravel Bag

Ultra-Gravel Bags®

Made of very high quality polymer material that is woven into shape – eliminates the flaws and failures of sewn edges.

High UV rating allows multi-year life in sun and elements.

Rugged material and construction can, in most instances, withstand being driven over, a typical problem with lesser bags.


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Ultra Hydrokleen


Removes hydrocarbons, organically bound metals, sediments and other organics from stormwater and industrial runoff.

Patented dual media filtration system provides consistent removal efficiencies.

Sealed, filtered system uses sorb 44 and activated carbon to remove contaminants from water flow.

By-pass system prevents flooding or ponding during high-flow storm events.


See All HydroKleen Models

Inlet Guard Plus

Ultra-Inlet Guard Plus®

Includes built-in overflow port.

For combination drains.

Keeps dirt, sand, sediment, trash and debris out of drains.

Quick and easy installation using built-in magnets – no more lifting of heavy catch basins.

Available in several sizes for street drains and combination drains. Custom sizes also available.


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Ultra Inlet Drain Guard

Ultra-Inlet Guard®

Keeps dirt, sand, sediment, trash and debris out of drains.

Quick and easy installation using built-in magnets – no more lifting of heavy catch basins.

Available in several sizes for street drains and combination drains.

Custom sizes also available.


See All Inlet Guards

Paint Waste Collection Center

Ultra-Paint Waste Collection Center®

Keep paint washout and waste contained and keep construction sites in compliance with NPDES and other regulations.

Large 70-gallon sump contains a 55-gallon drum (not included) to hold washout until it can be disposed of properly.

All-polyethylene construction will not rust or corrode.


See The Paint Waste Collection Center

Passive Skimmer

Ultra-Passive Skimmer®

Fits most catch basins, sumps, vaults and holding tanks. Floats on water surface – continuously absorbs oil. Unique polymer absorbent actually bonds the oil to the polymer matrix and prevents leaching. Will not create ponding or clog due to sediment. One 22″ x 14″ x 2″ unit can hold up to 2 gallons of oil.

Weight: 7 lbs.

Absorbs up to 2.0 gallons of oil per unit.


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Pipe Sock

Ultra-Pipe Sock®

Use in pond applications where vertical pipes extend above the water surface, and where preventing sediment in-flow during high water events is required.


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Ultra Sampling Kit

Ultra-Sampling Kit®

  • 7 Piece Ultra-Sampling Economical Kit
  • Kit includes turbidity meter, pH meter, pH and turbidity meter calibration solution, durable case, data book, lint-free wipes, nitrile gloves
  • Helps comply with NPDES sampling and monitoring requirements of individual permits
  • Microprocessor-based turbidity meter provides laboratory precision for field turbidity measurements
  • pH meter has a water and dust proof housing and is designed for use in dirty and damp field conditions


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Ultra Scissor Lift Diaper

Ultra-Scissor Lift Diaper®

Keeps hydraulic oil and other lubricants from dripping onto floors-eliminates slip hazards and messy clean-ups.

Absorbent material is poly-backed to keep absorbed liquids from leaking through.

Diaper is quickly installed with eight heavy-duty, fastening magnets (included) – stays in place even when equipment is moved to different locations.


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Ultra Self Bailer

Ultra-Self Bailer®

The best protection for non-monitored containment sites.

Simple installation – can be connected to any outdoor containment product. Hydrocarbon “sheens” and modest spills are captured – clean stormwater drains through the outflow port.

Larger or concentrated spills activate “auto-shutoff” mechanism.

Manual shutoff valve can be used to secure all draining operations, and to change out the filter cartridge.

Filters are quickly and easily replaced.


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Ultra Universal Sampler

Ultra-Universal Sampler®

Water sampling can now be done after your catch basin insert or other stormwater management device has filtered the effluent.

Helps meet regulatory sampling requirements.

Test the effectiveness of a new device or prove that your stormwater management products and procedures are working.


See The Universal Sampler