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Surface Drainage Grate Selection

There are a number of things to consider when you are choosing the appropriate grate for your surface drainage project. Grates must take into account the worst case scenario in order to hold up in all potential circumstances for its application. Here are some important parameters to consider...

  1. Mechanical Load
    1. Light - pedestrian and golf carts
    2. Medium - trucks and fork lifts
    3. Heavy - commercial aircrafts, ports
  2. Dynamic Load
    1. Maximum vehicle speed
    2. Traffic direction
    3. Braking and turning forces
  3. Tire Construction
  4. Pedestrian Requirements
    1. Heel proof
    2. ADA considerations
    3. Bicycle safety
  5. Chemical Resistance
  6. Aesthetics
    1. Material Composition
    2. Color
    3. Patterns
  7. Special Applications
    1. Roadways
    2. Heel proof
    3. Curb return

Whatever your grate requirements are - DuMoore Systems offers free design assistance - so give us a call and we would be happy to help you find the best grate solution for your surface drainage project!