Based upon where you are from, different countries have 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 operates beneath our cities.
In the US, this is often called "storm drain" or "storm grating drain sewer".
In the united kingdom, this is actually best known "surface water drain" or "surface water sewer".
In Australia and New Zealand, it is typically referred to as "stormwater drain".
And there it is, when you hear someone mentioning "storm drain", "storm sewer", "surface water drain","surface floor grating clips water sewer" and "stormwater drain", congratulations, you know they talk about the 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 counteract flooding.
Although storm drains do a amazing job of draining excess water from the urban areas, the inlets are essentially openings where left uncovered can pose a hazard to pedestrians. Left uncovered, rubbish will go into the storm drains and cause choking which might eventually trigger flooding.
To ensure storm drains serve their purposes while minimizing the risks posed to pedestrians and to prevent choking of the drains, drain covers (gratings) are widely-used to cover the inlets (openings) of the storm drains to achieve the two purposes.
Over at Jonite, we specialize in steel reinforced drain covers (gratings) for your storm drains while preserving the aesthetic aspects of the architecture around the drain covers.
What is a channel drain?
A channel drain is actually the same thing as a trench drain. In actual fact, there are lots of names for example line drain, slot drain, linear drain or strip drain which all mean the outdoor drain covers same thing object.
A channel drain (trench drain) is a type of driveway grates for drainage floor drain that features a channel shaped body recognized by its long length and narrow width.
Channel drains (trench drains) are usually mistaken for french drains. It is crucial to remember that french drains are not the same as channel or trench drains.
With almost any drains, channel drains (trench drains) too require a cover to serve as a safety precaution and 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 provides you with the best of steel in its' durability and strength and also the natural splendor of stone that is unmatched by another material you'll find to develop channel (trench) grates.
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