Subject to where you are from, different countries have grateing different terms for "storm drain".
Accordingly to Wikipedia, a storm drain is essentially a tunnel that carry runoffs (rain) from urban areas. For a layman, it helps to think along the line of sewage system that works beneath our cities.
In america, this is actually typically referred to as "storm drain" or "storm sewer".
In the united kingdom, this is actually typically referred to as "surface water drain" or "surface water sewer".
In Australia and New Zealand, it is typically referred to as "stormwater drain".
And there you have it, next time you hear someone mentioning "storm drain", "storm sewer", "surface water drain","surface water sewer" and "stormwater drain", congratulations, you know they mention the exact same thing.
Functions of storm drain include draining excess water (rain or storm water) and ground water from pavement, streets and carparks into rivers and streams to avoid flooding.
Although storm drains do a amazing job of draining excess water from the urban areas, the inlets are essentially openings where left uncovered could be a danger to pedestrians. Left uncovered, rubbish will enter the storm drains and cause choking which can eventually lead to flooding.
To make sure storm drains floor drain serve their purposes while minimizing the potential risks posed to pedestrians and to prevent choking of the drains, drain covers (gratings) are used to cover the inlets (openings) of the storm drains to accomplish the two purposes.
Over at Jonite, we specialize in steel reinforced drain covers (gratings) which cover your storm drains while preserving the aesthetic components of the architecture around the drain covers.
What is a channel drain?
A channel drain is largely exactly the same thing as a trench drain. In actual fact, there are several names like line drain, slot drain, linear drain or basement shower drain strip drain which all mean the exact same object.
A channel grate drain channel drain (trench drain) is a kind of floor drain that has a channel shaped body characterized by its long length and narrow width.
Channel drains (trench drains) are commonly mistaken for french drains. It is advisable to understand that french drains aren't the same as channel or trench drains.
With any kind of drains, channel drains (trench drains) too demand a cover to serve as a safety precaution as well as to prevent large objects from entering the drains which cause choking.
At Jonite, we specialise in steel reinforced channel (trench) grates (channel / trench covers) that offers you with the best of steel in its' durability and strength plus the natural charm of stone that is unmatched by another material you can find to develop channel (trench) grates.
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