Going back as far as the Roman times, in ancient Rome Man has started using stone to cover drain covers.

Going back as far as the Roman times, in ancient Rome Man has started using stone to cover drain covers.

The layman term for drain cover (grate) is manhole cover. Say "manhole cover" and pictures of spies/heros using Tree gratings popping out of manhole cover in Hollywood films appear.Historically since that time Man invented the sewage system since the Roman Times to drain water and urban waste away for sanitation purposes, manhole covers ( What is a French drain? or grates as we would prefer to call them) have already been invented out of the necessity to avoid people from falling into underground sewage and to prevent large objects from entering the drains which cause choking which eventually can cause flooding.Fast forward to the present day, the sewage system is still being employed under all cities worldwide. Rather than the crude stone manhole covers the Romans use in the ancient days, we now have special steel reinforced stone gratings that provide the thousand year old function of covering the inlets of Advice for Growing the Best Flowers and Vegetables While Keeping Safety in Mind. .Much more than just a cover, check out Jonite's range of drain covers (drain gratings) here: http://www.jonite.us/products/creative-grates