Archive for the ‘Grates’ Category

Stone Grates

Monday, July 25th, 2011

Stone Grates Are More Eco-friendly Than Steel Grates

Drainages are the main implementations of stone grates. These drainages may be in gardens, pools, driveways, garages, and even in areas where vehicular and pedestrian traffic is high! (more…)

Tree Gratings

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

Protecting Nature In An Urban World With Tree Gratings

Even the most urbanized place needs to go back to basic once in a while. Although cities all over the world today boast of highly developed facilities and sky-reaching buildings, the most remarkable ones feature nature-inspired surroundings. With plants and trees around the property, people begin to relax and work better amid their busy schedules and competitive positions. (more…)

Tree Grates

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

Setting Up Tree Grates Around Plants To Uphold The Real Reason For Mixing Nature And The Urban Setting

There are many reasons why in a very busy and highly-developed urbanized city, there are plants and trees that are added to the environment. It may be because of the relaxing ambiance plants bring to the competitive corporate atmosphere or to add soft touches to an otherwise steely gray setting. But trees and plants are added in an urban setting for one main reason: to integrate nature in our chaotic modern world. (more…)

Gratings

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

Choosing The Right Gratings

We see grates everywhere, whether on the streets, at the garage, in the driveway, or even inside homes and buildings. They are just integral in keeping a property’s drainage system fully functional. They serve as filters over air vents, drains and sewages, blocking foreign particles from entering inside while allowing movement of air or water. (more…)

Granite Grates

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

Why Granite Grates Are Not Ideal To Use

More and more homes today are using granite stones. One of the hardest types of stone known to man, granite is popular as a building material. At home, this felsic, intrusive, igneous rock is often found used as kitchen countertops, floors and walls, bathroom tiles, and even decorative waterworks. (more…)

Driveway Grates And Drains

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

The Importance Of Driveway Grates And Drains

Building a garage is more than just planning for the space and the shelter of your vehicle. It is very important to take into consideration the driveway grates and drains. They are something that shouldn’t be taken for granted because of the benefits they offer to the rest of your property.

Problems Associated With The Lack of Proper Driveway Grates And Drains

It is true that you wouldn’t realize the problem until you actually experience its effects on you and your property. Inadequate or improper drainage system will cause damages not only to your garage, but to the rest of your house.

You may not notice this if there is very little rainfall. But, in instances when it is constantly raining, only then you will realize the predicament of not having efficient driveway grates and drains system.

Rainfall, when left to accumulate, may cause water to leach in such as under the pavement, and into your basement. At the same time, continuous rain will also saturate the soil around your carport, leaving puddles of water around your house. This is a mess you wouldn’t want to experience, along with the fact that it may cause soil erosion too.

Standing water poses as a threat to your family’s health and to your property’s foundation. It can be a breeding ground for mosquitoes and can expose your entire household to diseases. It will also cause cracks to occur on your outdoor and indoor pavements and affect the overall foundation of your house.

What Driveway Grates And Drains Can Do

If the level of your garage is lower than that of the street, it is best that the driveway grates and drains are located at the lowest point of the area. These channels and trenches serve to properly collect water and lead them out of your property so that concrete and asphalt will not be subjected to long standing water.

Furthermore, when you decide to use driveway grates and drains that are made of reinforced natural stone such as Jonite, you also get to enjoy a decorative element in your property. You are not only assured of functionality and strength, you also get a fresh, new vibe with the beauty and charm that they bring.

Jonite In Sentosa Cove

Friday, December 31st, 2010

The Quayside Collection

The Quayside Collection is the latest luxury waterfront development in Singapore. Situated in Sentosa Cove, Singapore’s most prestigious address. This is the first of its kind in Singapore to offer a marina-oriented lifestyle with quayside retail and world class marina.

Heelguard™ and Driveway Grates

In this project, Jonite can be seen in the landscape, driveway and carpark areas. Jonite heavy duty driveway grates can be seen installed at the end of the driveway ramps. Heelguard™ gratings are being intelligently installed at each entrance and exit of the carpark, preventing embarrassing episodes of broken heels for the ladies. The use of Jonite in the carpark has indeed dampen the overall ‘industrial’ look and feel of conventional carparks.

Jonite in Dubai

Friday, December 24th, 2010

Hardscapes of Dubai

Since its foray into the Middle East in 2007, Jonite has been prominently featured in acclaimed Dubai projects like Dubai MallPalm Jumeirah, Burj Boulevard, Grand Hyatt Hotel, Armani Hotel Dubai and the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa. The extensive use of granite and natural stones in most of Dubai’s modern architecture is very fitting for the use of Jonite products.

With its range of natural stone colours as well as unlimited customizable options, Jonite adds a much sophisticated look and feel to Dubai’s hardscaping. The projects in Dubai gives the perfect platform and paves the way for other exciting future projects in the Middle East for Jonite. With the addition of new designs and products, this gives an even greater impetus for Jonite to be used.

Decorative Grates

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

Versatile And Earth-Friendly Decorative Grates

As with most creative work, the quality indeed lies in the details. Such details can be given accent by things which oftentimes are given the lesser attention despite their importance; just like rain grates, drain covers, tree grates and grilles, or the pool grates. (more…)

Reinforced Stone Grates

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

Reinforced Stone Grates As Better Alternatives To Natural Stone

Recently, there is some controversy surrounding the use of unconventional materials for grate systems. Steel has been the most commonly used material for gratings, and many builders and architects are quite skeptical about trying their hand at something different. Steel grates have the advantage of being cheap and readily available. (more…)