Based on where you are from, different countries have different terms for "storm drain".
Accordingly to Wikipedia, a storm drain is actually a tunnel that carry runoffs (rain) from urban grating drain areas. For a layman, it helps to think along the line of sewage system functions beneath our cities.
In the states, this is also known as "storm drain" or "storm sewer".
In great britan, this is actually popularly known as "surface water drain" or "surface water sewer".
In Australia and New Zealand, it is also known as "stormwater drain".
And there it is, next time you hear someone mentioning "storm drain", "storm sewer", "surface water drain","surface water sewer" and "stormwater drain", you now know they refer to 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 prevent flooding.
Although storm drains perform a amazing job of draining excess water from the urban areas, the inlets are essentially openings where left uncovered could be driveway drains a danger to pedestrians. Left uncovered, rubbish will enter the storm drains and cause choking which may eventually end up with flooding.
In order to ensure storm drains serve their purposes while minimizing the risks posed to pedestrians and to prevent trench drain grate choking of the drains, drain covers (gratings) are widely-used to cover the inlets (openings) of the storm drains to achieve the two purposes.
At Jonite, we focus on steel reinforced drain covers (gratings) that 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 basically exactly the same thing as the trench drain. In reality, there are other names like line drain, slot drain, linear drain or strip drain which all refer to the same object.
A channel drain (trench drain) is a kind of floor drain that features a channel shaped body identified by its long length and narrow width.
Channel drains (trench drains) are commonly mistaken for french drains. It is important to bear in mind 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 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) which provides you with the best of steel in its' durability and strength and the natural charm of stone that is drain gratings definitely unmatched by another material you'll find to develop channel (trench) grates.
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