Depending on 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 that works beneath our cities.
In the states, this is actually best known "storm drain" or "storm sewer".
In great britan, this is actually commonly known as "surface water drain" or "surface water sewer".
In Australia and New Zealand, it is often called "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", congratulations, you know they talk about the same thing.
Functions of storm drain include draining excess water (rain or round drain grate storm water) and ground water from pavement, streets and carparks into rivers and streams to protect yourself from 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 go into the storm drains and cause choking which may eventually trigger flooding.
To make sure storm drains serve their purposes while minimizing the dangers posed to pedestrians and to prevent choking of the drains, drain covers (gratings) are employed trench drain grating to cover the inlets (openings) of the storm drains to achieve the two purposes.
At Jonite, we specialise in steel reinforced drain covers (gratings) for your storm drains while preserving the aesthetic aspects of the architecture around the drain covers.
What is a channel drain?
A channel drain is actually the exact same thing as a trench drain. In reality, there are numerous names including line drain, slot drain, linear drain or strip drain which all mean the identical object.
A channel drain (trench drain) is a kind of floor drain that features a channel shaped body portrayed by its long length commercial drain covers and narrow width.
Channel drains (trench drains) tend to be mistaken for french drains. It is advisable to note that french drains are not the same as channel or trench drains.
With any type of drains, channel drains (trench drains) too demand a cover to serve street and park furniture 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) which provides you with the best of steel in its' durability and strength also, the elegance of stone that is unmatched by another material you could find to develop channel (trench) grates.
Find out more about our range of channel grates (trench grates) here.
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