Subject to 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 best known "storm drain" or "storm sewer".
In the united kingdom, this is often called "surface water drain" or "surface water sewer".
In Australia and pool grate New Zealand, it is best known "stormwater drain".
And there you have it, the next time you hear someone mentioning "storm drain", "storm sewer", "surface water drain","surface water drain grates driveway sewer" and "stormwater drain", congratulations, you 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 and carparks into rivers and streams to counteract flooding.
Although storm drains accomplish a amazing job of draining excess water from the urban areas, the inlets are essentially openings where left uncovered can pose a danger to pedestrians. Left uncovered, rubbish will enter the storm drains and cause choking which can eventually lead to flooding.
In order 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 accomplish the two purposes.
At Jonite, we specialise in steel reinforced drain covers (gratings) that cover your storm drains while preserving the aesthetic areas of the architecture around the drain covers.
What is a channel drain?
A channel drain is essentially the exact same thing as the trench drain. The fact is, you'll find names such decorative wall grates as line drain, slot drain, linear drain or strip drain which all mean the exact same object.
A channel drain (trench drain) is a type of floor drain that features a channel shaped body identified by its long length and narrow width.
Channel drains (trench drains) are usually mistaken for french drains. Make sure you bear in mind french drains are not the same as channel or trench drains.
With any kind of pool grate 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 focus on steel reinforced channel (trench) grates (channel / trench covers) that offers you with the best of steel in its' strength and durability additionally, the natural charm of stone which is unmatched by another material you'll find to construct channel (trench) grates.
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