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 which works beneath our cities.
In the states, this is actually commonly known as "storm drain" or "storm sewer".
In the UK, 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 next time you hear someone mentioning "storm drain", "storm sewer", "surface water drain","surface water sewer" and "stormwater drain", congratulations, you know they mention exactly the same thing.
Functions of storm drain include draining excess water (rain or floor furnace grate 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 driveway drains are essentially openings where left uncovered can pose a danger to pedestrians. Left uncovered, rubbish will get into the storm drains and cause choking which can eventually end up with flooding.
In order to ensure storm drains serve their purposes while minimizing the channel drains for driveways dangers posed to pedestrians and tree grate to prevent choking of the drains, drain covers (gratings) are employed to cover the inlets (openings) of the storm drains to accomplish the two purposes.
At Jonite, we specialize in steel reinforced drain covers (gratings) for your storm drains while preserving the aesthetic elements of the architecture around the drain covers.
What is a channel drain?
A channel drain is actually the exact same thing as the trench drain. In actual fact, there are several names for example line drain, slot drain, linear drain or strip drain which all refer to the same thing object.
A channel drain (trench drain) is a kind of floor drain that has a channel shaped body recognized by its long length and narrow width.
Channel drains (trench drains) are often mistaken for french drains. It is advisable to note that french drains are not the same as channel or trench drains.
With any kind of drains, channel drains (trench drains) too require a cover to serve as a safety precaution as well as to prevent large objects from entering the drains which cause choking.
At Jonite, we focus on steel channel grate drain reinforced channel (trench) grates (channel / trench covers) that offers you with the best of steel in its' durability and strength also, the natural charm of stone that is definitely unmatched by another material you could find to construct channel (trench) grates.
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