Subject to 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 drainage grates for driveway helps to think along the line of sewage system which works beneath our cities.
In the US, this is best known "storm drain" or "storm sewer".
In great britan, this is actually often called "surface water drain" or "surface water sewer".
In Australia and New Zealand, it is often called "stormwater drain".
And there it is, the next time you hear someone mentioning "storm drain", "storm sewer", "surface water drain","surface water sewer" and "stormwater drain", congratulations, you know they talk about the exact same thing.
Functions of storm drain include outside drain cover draining excess water (rain or storm water) and ground water from pavement, streets and carparks into rivers and streams to protect yourself from 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 might eventually cause flooding.
To guarantee storm drains serve their purposes while minimizing the dangers 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.
At Jonite, we specialise in steel reinforced drain covers (gratings) which 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 actually the same thing as the trench drain. In actual fact, you'll find names including line drain, slot drain, linear drain or industrial floor grating strip drain which all refer to the same object.
A channel drain (trench drain) is a industrial floor grating type of floor drain that has a channel shaped body identified by its long length and narrow width.
Channel drains (trench drains) are generally mistaken for french drains. It is important to understand that french drains aren't the same as channel or trench drains.
With almost any 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) that provides you with the best of steel in its' durability and strength as well as magnificence of stone that is definitely unmatched by another material you can find to develop channel (trench) grates.
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