Benefits of Level Threshold Drains
The concept behind threshold drainage systems is extremely simple, which is what makes it such a powerful and efficient tool. Threshold drains allow for a flat and seamless transition between indoor and outdoor spaces. This provides benefits for safety, accessibility and beyond. The HEELGUARD grates are an excellent transfer medium from inside to out (or vice versa) for disability vehicles such as mobility scooters and wheel chairs…not to mention crutches, which traditionally would get caught in inferior grating hindering the operator in such areas in days gone by.
Firstly, zero threshold drainage systems eliminate threshold trip hazards
Secondly, rather than just preventing water from entering a building, door drainage channels actually allow it to drain away, thus reducing the risk of slipping on water as you enter or exit.
Door thresholds often pose a problem for people with disabilities, such as those who require a wheel chair, walker, or an elderly person who may be unstable on their feet. Our doorway grates negate such a problem, providing a level surface.
In a commercial setting, level threshold drains offer added benefits of smoother access for delivery services (or shopping trolleys, for that matter).
Custom Threshold Drain Solutions
While we do align some of our systems to standard door track profiles (such as those manufactured by leading door track extruders.), we acknowledge that there will be some outliers.
If your door fits into this category, no worries, we can custom design a threshold drainage solution for your door.
The door, the door dimensions, as well as the conditions that the drain will be dealing with (e.g. weather, volume of foot traffic), are all important considerations in threshold drain design and construction.
Door threshold drains can be built to be paired with sliding doors, bi-fold doors, French doors, single entry, hinged doors and even window tracks. Additionally, we can create curved threshold drains to match the line of more elaborate doors.
All of our threshold grates are fabricated in Australia from high quality 304 and 316 grade stainless steel, ensuring a long lasting, easily maintained and corrosion resistant solution.
Final Thoughts on Threshold Drains
The threshold drainage system is very efficient, but is not meant as a complete replacement for outdoor drainage systems on porches or patios (for more on this see balcony drainage). When used in conjunction with those drainage systems, level threshold drainage channels can provide a safe and reliable method of keeping water from crossing the threshold and entering your home or building.
You may also be interested in:
- For the ultimate in incognito drains see Slot Drains.
- For a zero threshold shower drain solution see Shower Grates.
- If you are looking for a commercial threshold solution, you may be interested in Entry Mats.