Based upon where you are from, different countries have different terms for "storm drain".
Accordingly to Wikipedia, a storm drain is basically 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 actually typically referred to as "storm drain" or "storm sewer".
In the UK, this grating material is actually best known "surface water drain" or "surface water sewer".
In Australia and New Zealand, it is best known "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", congratulations, you know they mean 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 avoid flooding.
Although storm drains accomplish iron floor grates a amazing job of draining excess water from the urban areas, the inlets are essentially openings where left uncovered could be a hazard to pedestrians. Left uncovered, rubbish will get into the storm drains and cause choking which may eventually cause flooding.
In order to ensure 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 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. The fact is, you'll find names such as line drain, slot drain, linear drain or strip drain which all refer to the identical object.
A channel drain (trench drain) is a kind of floor drain which has a channel shaped body portrayed by its long length and narrow width.
Channel drains (trench drains) tend to drainage covers be mistaken for french drains. It is important to be aware that french drains aren't the same as channel or trench drains.
With any type of drains, channel drains (trench drains) too need a cover to serve as a safety precaution and also to prevent large objects from entering the drains which cause choking.
At Jonite, we specialise in steel reinforced channel (trench) grates (channel / trench covers) which provides you with the best of steel in its' strength and durability also, the natural beauty of stone that is certainly unmatched by another material you'll find to develop channel (trench) grates.
Take a look at our range of channel small drain cover grates (trench grates) here.
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