Tag Archives: decorative cast iron

Why are my grates orange? – FAQ’s on Rust

Cast Iron Sun Grate

You received your raw cast iron grate with its silver hue and flawless appearance only to walk outside two weeks later to find a grate with orange spots of rust starting to form. The first thought you have is to return the grate because they must be defective an you didn’t sign up for this […]

Contractor Builds Stairs out of Cast Iron Grating

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Check out this beautiful south Hollywood stairwell constructed by Agave Designs, a creative construction company based in Los Angeles, California that primarily works with design firms. After speaking with the project designers, project manager Chris Walters and his boss constructed this South Hollywood nightclub stairwell using leather belts and 6” wide cast iron grates to […]

Large Residential Catch Basin Options

If you discuss catch basins with an excavating contractor, they immediately think about large pre-cast concrete storm water drainage structures that are part of municipal, state or federal drainage systems. These basins commonly have an interior dimension of 2’ x 4’ or larger and are made of 8” thick reinforced concrete. A landscape contractor’s perspective […]

Ornamental Grating for ACO, Mea-Josam and Polydrain Trench Drain

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If you’re using trench drain, it might as well look nice. There are a growing number of trench drain installations being made using decorative or ornamental grating. While a number of companies in the marketplace supply truly top-shelf ornamental grating, Iron Age Designs has the most versatile product line at the most affordable pricing. In this […]

Dura Slope Trench Drain and Decorative Grating

If you want off-the-shelf channel drains with decorative grates, you have a few choices. Dura Slope™ is one of them. Decorative grating is the newest trend in residential and commercial trench drain design. Conventional slotted cast iron grates are giving way to decorative trench grating in high profile applications as homeowners, commercial architects and city […]

Ornamental Grating for Trench Drain

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There have been many people asking about it, and I’ve finally been able to gather some good information about decorative grating for trench drains. Take a look at the trench drain grating I have pictured in various articles in this blog. Only a few stand out as being “pretty” from an aesthetic or architectural point […]

Trench Drain in the Black Hills

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This summer, I had the opportunity to view more trench drain at various National Monuments. This time, I visited the Black Hills and viewed the trench drain marvels of Devil’s Tower and Mount Rushmore. Trench Drain at Mount Rushmore I went to Mount Rushmore 25 years ago on my way to Field Camp (to study […]