Outdoor Drain Grates
Outdoor plumbing products must cater for some unique demands.
While indoor grates must frequently drain relatively small amounts of water, outdoor drains can experience droughts and deluges. Add to this baking sun and frost, and potentially slippery surfaces that people walk across (rather than just stand on, like in a shower), and the need for good quality outdoor plumbing supplies becomes apparent.
Why Invest in Outdoor Drainage?
Water follows the path of least resistance, and unless you are building around nature, or provisioning for it with adequate outdoor plumbing, then you are set up for water woes. Sure, all things might be peachy while the sun is out, but a little, or a lot of rain, and its a different story.
Insufficient drainage in outdoor spaces can lead to damage to foundations and the landscape, saturate soil, provide a breeding ground for insects and, in the case of poorly drained balconies, create a hazardous, slippery surface.