DRIVEWAYS: THE FIRST ENCOUNTER
A driveway is the first thing visitors experience when they enter your lot. A driveway’s appearance influences people’s perception of your place. How a driveway looks is a matter of materials, colours and aesthetics. Choices for materials/aesthetics are made within available market ranges, often, limited by the project’s budgets and costs.
Peoples’ experience of a driveway is also based on how functional and safe that driveway is. This is where driveway design becomes interesting. Naturally, the peculiarities and core qualities of the lot, siting of the main buildings, and other factors influence driveway placement. Contouring and native vegetation on site also play a role. The main thing to consider is how water flows on your site. Also vital is that you design to standards and building codes.
Driveway design looks at these factors and many others to come up with the simplest, most cost-effective driveway for your site. If you end up with a flat, uncomplicated driveway, hallelujah. However, in most cases, driveways end up hugging the natural slope of the land, and a sloping driveway means water. When there is water, there needs to be a water collection and/or drainage system. When there is a water collection system, Paige Stainless, is here for you!
DESIGNING DRAINAGE SYSTEMS FOR DRIVEWAYS
Currently, there are several types of driveway drainage products and styles on the market. These include systems that connect to the municipal storm water systems or to soakwells (where site water needs to be discharged back into the water table). Water on the driveway, can be made to flow to a point drain or a linear drain.
When it comes to linear drains (also known as strip drain, trench grate and/or channel drain), Paige Stainless offer a range of products. Our range is well suited to public and commercial settings, where a clean, neat and smart aesthetic is required. Our linear grates can come in straight or curved sections and can be customised for any setting, with a range of finishes (even gold-plated). We can also integrate lighting system into our custom grates.
Among our product offering, our unique modular drainage system, CLICK DRAIN® is suitable, flexible solution for driveways. This patented product (Australian std patent number 2007902962) enables both builders and plumbers to style the drain on-site, as required. CLICK DRAIN® features clever and unique `click` together components, including outlet sections, joiner sections, change of direction sections and stop ends, to create a drain for all site requirements.
THE BENEFITS OF PAIGE STAINLESS GRATES FOR DRIVEWAY APPLICATIONS.
Apart from the aesthetics and functionality discussed above, driveway drains need to comply to a further set of safety standards. They may need to be slip-resistant. They may need to ensure pedestrian’s footwear doesn’t get stuck in grates. They may need to be able to withstand the weight of heavy, moving vehicles such as cars and trucks. There is a whole lot of other safety issues associated with bikes and bikers. We offer products that meet this criteria and many more.
Call us now to arrange a custom quote for you. We are a family owned company and remain committed to caring for your project’s drainage needs.