Depending 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 areas. For a layman, it helps to think cover drain along the line of sewage system that swimming pool gratings operates beneath our cities.
In the states, this is actually floor drain cover popularly known as "storm drain" or "storm sewer".
In the united kingdom, this is best known "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 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 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 hazard to pedestrians. Left uncovered, rubbish will get into the storm drains and cause choking which can eventually end up with 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 accomplish the two purposes.
At Jonite, we concentrate on steel reinforced drain covers (gratings) for your storm drains while preserving the aesthetic components of the architecture around the drain covers.
What is a channel drain?
A channel drain is actually the same thing as the trench drain. The fact is, there are several names for example line drain, slot drain, linear drain or strip drain which all refer to exactly the same 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) are generally 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 drains, channel drains (trench drains) too demand a cover to serve as 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) that provides you with the best of steel in its' durability and strength also, the natural splendor of stone that is unmatched by another material you can find to develop channel (trench) grates.
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