Beautiful Architectural Sump Covers

The Roman Empire had the biggest geographical territory under Emperor Trajan (98-117) who ruled a flourishing Roman Empire that extended from Mesopotamia to the coasts of the Atlantic with it’s huge army of trained, disciplined and well-provided soldiers. Emperor Trajan had extensive control over the civil administration and public financial resources and wielded extensive power.

Numerous may not realize this fact – without Rome’s sanitation and water system, Rome could never ever have been constructed. Back then, “man hole covers” began as slabs of stones or pieces of woods allowing access to covered drains that brought sewage. Sewage system covers were in use thoroughly as early as Roman times. Today, we can still discover Roman trench gratings stone slabs in museums which were used by the Romans to cover drains.

Jonite Architectural Sump Covers

Today, Jonite still continue this long Roman tradition of using the stone material in our sump covers. Integrating modern technologies and excellent craftsmanship into our products, Jonite sump covers are designed to be used on point drainage systems, intermediaries of long open-channel drainage as well as kerb-side drainage.

With load applications similar to channel grates, Jonite sump covers offer style, security and functionality. Our sump covers come in a wide range of standard sizes that can be assembled with the addition of Jonite splines to form huge covers, giving you cost effectiveness and sustainability. For bigger and multiple sump covers, a metal sub-frame may be used. However, the sub-frame must be designed to sustain the required loading on the entire sump cover. Optional Jonite trimmer frames can be used to provide aesthetical flair and high performance support for heavy duty channel and sump covers.

The unique material properties of Jonite products which prevents rust and corrosion mean they are equally suited to last a lifetime for both indoor and outdoor applications.

As one of our core values, Jonite is committed to the environment by producing green and sustainable gratings. Our primary aim is to ensure longevity and quality of our products through energy-saving and resource-conserving production. We believe that it is everyone’s responsibility to protect the environment and keep it for our future generations.

Green Architecture

Green architecture, philosophy of architecture that promotes sustainable energy sources, the conservation of energy, the reuse and safety of building materials, and the siting of a building structure with factor to consider of its effect on the environment.

In the early 21st century the building structure of shelter (in all its types) consumed over half of the world’s resources– translating into 16 percent of the Earth’s freshwater resources, 30– 40 percent of all energy supplies, and 50 percent by weight of all the raw materials withdrawn from Earth’s surface. Architecture was likewise responsible for 40– 50 percent of waste deposits in garbage dumps and 20– 30 percent of greenhouse gas emissions.

Lots of architects after the post-World War II building boom were content to put up emblematic civic and corporate icons that commemorated profligate consumption and omnivorous globalization. At the turn of the 21st century, nevertheless, a building structure’s environmental friendliness– as seen in the way it was developed and how it ran– ended up being an important factor in how it was examined.

By the mid-1980s and continuing through the ’90s, the number of environmental advocacy societies drastically broadened; groups such as Greenpeace, Environmental Action, the Sierra Club, Friends of the Earth, and the Nature Conservancy all experienced burgeoning memberships. For designers and contractors a substantial milestone was the formulation in 1994 of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards, established and administered by the U.S. Green Building Council. These standards provided quantifiable criteria for the style and building and construction of environmentally accountable buildings.