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 helps to think along the line of sewage system operates beneath our cities.
In the states, this is actually often called "storm drain" or "storm sewer".
In the united kingdom, this is actually often called "surface water drain" or "surface water sewer".
In Australia and New Zealand, it is popularly known as "stormwater drain".
And there it is, 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 mention 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 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 get into the storm drains and cause choking which might eventually end up with flooding.
In order to guarantee storm drains serve their purposes while minimizing the potential risks posed to drain grates pedestrians and to prevent choking of the drains, drain covers (gratings) are used to cover the inlets (openings) of the storm drains to achieve two purposes.
Over at Jonite, we specialize in steel reinforced drain covers (gratings) which cover your channel drain grates storm drains while preserving the aesthetic aspects of the architecture around the drain covers.
What is a channel drain?
A channel drain is actually exactly the same thing like a trench drain. In actual fact, there are other 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 grates drain drain which has a channel shaped body identified by its long length and narrow width.
Channel drains (trench drains) are commonly mistaken for french drains. It is important to understand that french drains aren't 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 and also to prevent large objects from entering the drains which basement drain cover cause choking.
At Jonite, we focus on steel reinforced channel (trench) grates (channel / trench covers) which provides you with the best of steel in its' strength and durability additionally, the natural charm of stone which is unmatched by another material you can find to develop channel (trench) grates.
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