Proper drainage systems save building properties from water damage by maintaining it in a dry state even with heavy rainstorms. To ensure a proper drainage system, you need a functional drainage setup that uses the right type of building structures and materials to channel water in the right direction from your property, to keep you safe from water damage. One of the key components of a proper drainage system is having the right drain covers to act as drain protectors. Their role is the prevention of unwanted items, like litter and dirt, that clog the drain channel from entering the drainage system. Different types of drainage covers exist, depending on the nature of drainage setup. When doing the selection, you have to consider some factors, like the location of the drain and the amount of water to be handled by the system. Here are the various types of gratings for drain covers in the market today:
Covers with Round and Square Grates
These are the most common types of grates on the market today, suitable for narrow drains and are round and square in shape, as the name suggests. Round and square grate covers may come in varied sizes, approximately 3 to 12 inches wide. The size of the grate used will determine the amount of water that passes through your drain system. When doing the selection, go for bigger grates for main drainage systems to allow water to pass much faster.
Catch Basin Cover Grates
Catch basin cover grates come with a fitted catch basin positioned under it. Water that flows down the drain system is first contained within the catch basin, allowing runoff water alone to pass. In this case, the catch basin system is able to trap most of the dirt particles and debris, reducing the build up in the drain system. Increase the efficiency of the catch basin by removing and cleaning it periodically.
Atrium Grate Covers
The covers have an inverted bow shape and extend above the ground to allow continuous flow of water even with dirt collection around the drain system. Water is able to flow over the dirt to enter the drainage system. They are the best option for drainage systems that have many trees.
Trench Grate Covers
They are designed with trench grates to cover long stretch drains that handle large volumes of water. They are best used for paved areas like driveways, pools and even patios.
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