Depending on 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 commonly known as "storm drain" or "storm sewer".
In great britan, this is often called "surface water drain" or "surface water sewer".
In Australia and New Zealand, it is commonly known as "stormwater drain".
And there it is, next time you hear someone mentioning "storm drain", "storm sewer", "surface water drain","surface water sewer" and "stormwater drain", congratulations, you know they refer to exactly 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 protect yourself from flooding.
Although storm drains accomplish a amazing job of draining excess water from the urban areas, the inlets are essentially openings where left grateing uncovered could be a hazard to pedestrians. Left uncovered, rubbish will get into the storm drains and cause choking which may eventually end up with flooding.
In order to ensure 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 drain above ground pool cover 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 like a trench drain. The fact is, there channel drain are several names including line drain, slot drain, linear drain or strip drain which all mean the exact same object.
A channel drain (trench drain) is a kind of floor drain that features a channel shaped body portrayed by its long storm drain grate length and narrow width.
Channel drains (trench drains) are usually mistaken for french drains. It is important to keep in mind that french drains aren't the same as channel or 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) which provides you with the best of steel in its' strength and durability and the natural charm of stone which is unmatched by grating products 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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