More information on gully grid covers
Gully Grids, also referred to as drain covers help protect against debris from entering spaces from adverse weather conditions but also access by unauthorised individuals.
What are gully drains?
Gully drains play the crucial role of discharging water from the surface. A good way to consider them is an 'outside' water pipe the directs the water away. The purpose of gully grids is to protect access into this space where the water is flowing into as this joins up with an underground drainage system.
What are gully grids made from?
They can be made from a range of different materials including aluminium but commonly they are made of ductile iron, which is one of the strongest forms of cast iron available and considered the best quality.
The ones we have in stock at EasyMerchant range in the weight capacity from 25 tonnes up to 40 tonnes.
What type of variations do they come in?
Gully grids can come in a variety of ranges with some even being custom made for specific spaces however commonly we will see sizes ranging from 300mm x 300mm to 420mm x 420mm.
It is not uncommon to see other sizes including:
- 150mm x 150mm
- 160mm x 160mm
- 200mm x 200mm
- 250mm x 250mm
You will also see them range in shapes which include rectangular gully grids, square or even circular.
How do gully drains work?
Many gully grid drain covers allow water from the ground to enter and direct them to an underground drainage system while protecting against waste and debris from entering the system,
Water can be collected across paved spaces that include block paving and asphalt.
They form a key part of the UK's drainage system and help maintain the safe dispersal of surface water around areas to protect against flash floods.
Blockages can often occur during periods of heavy rainfall and debris entering which can lead to the build up of water than can damage surrounding properties, vehicles and public spaces.