Subject to 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 that operates beneath our cities.
In the US, this is often called "storm drain" or "storm sewer".
In the united kingdom, this is often called "surface water drain" or "surface water sewer".
In Australia and New Zealand, it is popularly known as "stormwater drain".
And there you have it, the very next time you hear someone mentioning "storm drain", "storm sewer", "surface water drain","surface water sewer" and "stormwater drain", you now know they mention exactly the same thing.
Functions of storm drain include draining excess water (rain or storm water) and ground water from pavement, streets floor drain covers and carparks into rivers and streams to counteract flooding.
Although storm drains perform a amazing job of draining excess water from the urban areas, the inlets are essentially openings where left uncovered can pose a danger grate drain to pedestrians. Left uncovered, rubbish will go into the storm drains and cause choking grating supplier which can eventually trigger flooding.
To guarantee storm drains serve their purposes while minimizing the potential risks posed to pedestrians and to prevent choking of the drains, drain covers (gratings) are employed to cover the inlets (openings) of the storm drains to achieve two purposes.
At Jonite, we focus on steel reinforced drain covers (gratings) that cover your storm drains while preserving the aesthetic elements of the architecture around the drain covers.
What is a channel drain?
A channel drain is essentially the exact same thing like a trench drain. In reality, there are other names like line drain, slot drain, linear drain or strip drain which all refer to the exact same object.
A channel drain (trench drain) is a type of floor drain that has a channel shaped body characterized by its long length and narrow width.
Channel drains (trench drains) are generally mistaken for french drains. Make sure you remember that french drains are not the same as channel or trench drains.
With any type of drains, channel drains (trench drains) too require a cover to serve as outdoor drainage grates a safety precaution and also to prevent large objects from entering the drains which cause choking.
At Jonite, we focus on steel reinforced channel (trench) grates (channel / trench covers) which provides you with the best of steel in its' strength and durability along with the magnificence of stone that is certainly unmatched by another material you could find to construct channel (trench) grates.
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