Based on 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 functions beneath our cities.
In the US, this is actually typically referred to as "storm drain" or "storm sewer".
In the UK, this is often called "surface water drain" or "surface water sewer".
In Australia and New Zealand, it is typically referred to as "stormwater drain".
And there you have it, 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 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 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 a hazard to pedestrians. Left uncovered, rubbish will enter the storm drains and cause choking which might eventually trigger flooding.
In order to guarantee storm floor drain cover 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) which cover your storm drains while preserving the aesthetic elements of double sealed drain cover the architecture around the drain covers.
What is a channel drain?
A channel drain is essentially the exact same thing like floor drain a trench drain. Actually, there are other names like line drain, slot drain, linear drain or strip drain which all mean the same object.
A channel drain (trench drain) is a type of floor drain which has a channel shaped body portrayed 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 aren't the same as channel or trench drains.
With any type of drains, channel drains (trench drains) too require a floor grill cover to serve as a safety precaution and to prevent large objects from entering the drains which cause choking.
At Jonite, we concentrate on steel reinforced channel (trench) grates (channel / trench covers) that offers you with the best of steel in its' strength and durability also, the elegance of stone which is unmatched by another material you'll find to develop channel (trench) grates.
Find out more about our range of channel grates (trench grates) here.
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