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 that functions beneath our cities.
In the US, this is actually also known as "storm drain" or "storm sewer".
In the united kingdom, this is often called "surface water drain" or "surface water sewer".
In Australia and New storm drain covers 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", you now know they talk about 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 avoid flooding.
Although storm drains accomplish a amazing job of draining excess water from the urban areas, the inlets are essentially openings where left uncovered could be a danger to pedestrians. Left uncovered, rubbish will go into the storm drains and cause choking which might eventually trigger flooding.
To make sure storm drains serve their purposes while minimizing the potential risks 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 accomplish the two purposes.
Over at Jonite, we concentrate on steel reinforced cover drain drain covers (gratings) which cover your storm drains while preserving the aesthetic areas of the channel drains architecture around the drain covers.
What is a channel drain?
A channel drain is essentially the same thing as the trench drain. The fact is, there are lots of names for example line drain, slot drain, linear drain or strip drain which all mean the exact same object.
A channel drain (trench drain) is a type industrial grating of floor drain which has a channel shaped body portrayed by its long length and narrow width.
Channel drains (trench drains) tend to be mistaken for french drains. It is advisable to bear in mind french drains are not the same as channel or drainage cover trench drains.
With just about any drains, channel drains (trench drains) too require a cover to serve as a safety precaution and to prevent large objects from entering the drains which cause choking.
At Jonite, we focus on steel reinforced channel (trench) grates (channel / trench covers) that provides you with the best of steel in its' durability and strength and also the natural charm of stone which is unmatched by another material you could find to construct channel (trench) grates.
Take a look at our range of channel grates (trench grates) here.
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