Driveways

Drainage Grates for your Driveway

If your driveway doesn’t have proper drainage it can lead to a number of problems. Anyone who has ever had a flooded garage or has water seeping through the walls in their basement knows how important proper drainage is. A lot of driveways have a nice slope that allows water to run into the street where it then goes down the storm drain. Some properties are below street level however and proper drainage becomes a bigger problem.

 

Residential driveways are not the only ones that need drainage. For businesses proper drainage is very important because standing water can cause accidents on your property and is a big liability issue. Whether you are looking for driveway grates for residential, business, or industrial applications you will want to find grates that look nice while also being strong and durable to hold up to the abuse they will be subjected to.

 

Driveway grates must be able to support the weight of vehicles driving over them so they must be very strong. They also have to be corrosion resistant because they are constantly exposed to the elements. At SAS Drainage Solutions we have a wide selection of driveway grates that are strong and durable while also being attractive and stylish.

 

All of our driveway grates are made with 316 grade stainless steel. To be defined as stainless steel, the steel must be an alloy with a minimum of 10.5% chromium content by mass. 316 grade stainless steel goes beyond that with a chromium content of 17 to 25% which is important because it is the chromium that gives stainless steel its unique corrosion resistant properties.

 

316 grade stainless steel is also referred to as marine grade stainless steel because it is commonly used in marine applications due to its ability to resist corrosion. 316 grade stainless steel was also used on the exterior of the Petronas Twin Towers which are two of the world’s tallest skyscrapers. In industrial applications, 316 grade stainless steel is used exclusively in the fabrication of reactor pressure vessels for boiling water reactors because of its strength and its resistance to corrosion. Of course strength, hygiene and corrosion resistance are also the same reasons that we use this material exclusively for all of our drainage grates.