Tag Archives: ornamental grating

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 […]

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

5in deco grate, plastic trench drain w deco grate, ornamental grates

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 […]

Ornamental Grating for Trench Drain

perforated heel-proof grate, heel proof grating, ADA decorative grate

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

custom steel grates, national parks improvements, perforated grates

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 […]

Memorials & Museums: Trench Drain Grates in D.C

stone grates, ADA trench grates, heel proof trench drains, sidewalk trench drains,

While my daughter was in town this March, we took a weekend trip to Washington DC to see some sights. While checking out the monuments (and getting a little sentimental), I saw two interesting trench drains. Trench Drain at the Lincoln Memorial Steps These drains must have looked beautiful when they were originally installed at the […]