What is a Drainage Grate?

Drain grates are covers found on the ground with cutouts to allow water to pass through into drainage systems below. Drain grates can come in circular, rectangular, or square shapes. These grates are often seen on sidewalks and streets in urban neighborhoods and even in yards to decrease standing water levels. Drain grates come in different shapes, sizes, and materials according to the intended use. The grates are placed on top of drain trenches to keep large debris or sediments from passing into the drainage systems and clogging the drainage passages. Clogged passages can cause excess water pooling, unpleasant smells, and other hazards for people and wildlife.

What are the Different Types of Custom Drain Grates?

Manhole Covers Direct is proud to offer a variety of drain grates to meet the needs of anyone hoping to upgrade their outdoor drainage. Our drainage grates are typically circular, rectangular, or square and can be made from steel, stainless steel, or aluminum. These materials are highly durable, able to withstand great pressure and day-to-day wear and tear for years. Our drainage grate sizes depend on the size of your job. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to drainage covers, and we will work with you to ensure your selected size matches the job at hand.

Drain slot design is varied depending on customer needs. Slot sizes can be made larger for heavy water flow or smaller for the safety of small toes, puppy paws, heels, or wheels. Manhole Covers Direct can also meet the standard for ADA compliance upon request.

In addition to selecting size and material, customers can also add on additional finish options such as powder coating or hot dipped galvanized.

Manhole Covers Direct offers drain manhole frame and cover assemblies or also offers the option to purchase replacement covers for instances where you only require a replacement of the cover and will be using the existing frame.

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