Subject to where you are from, different countries have different terms for "storm drain".
Accordingly to Wikipedia, a storm drain is largely 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 states, this is often called "storm drain" or "storm sewer".
In the UK, this is actually best known "surface water drain" or "surface water sewer".
In Australia and New Zealand, it is also known as "stormwater drain".
And there you have it, when 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 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 go into the storm drains and cause choking which may eventually cause flooding.
To guarantee storm drains serve their purposes grating manufacturers while minimizing the dangers posed to pedestrians and to prevent choking of the drains, drain covers (gratings) are used 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 drain grates driveway the aesthetic areas of the architecture around the drain covers.
What is a channel drain?
A channel drain is essentially the same thing as the drainage grates for driveway trench drain. In reality, there are other names including line drain, slot drain, linear drain or strip drain which all refer to the same object.
A channel drain (trench drain) is a type of floor drain which 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 advisable to keep in mind that french drains aren't the same as channel or trench drains.
With any kind of drains, channel drains (trench drains) too need a cover to serve as a safety precaution pool drain grate 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) which provides you with the best of steel in its' strength and durability as well as elegance of stone that is unmatched by another material you can find to construct channel (trench) grates.
Take a look at our range of channel grates (trench grates) here.
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