Based 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 functions beneath our cities.
In america, this is commonly known as "storm drain" or "storm sewer".
In great britan, this is typically referred to as "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", you now know they mention the same thing.
Functions of storm drain floor drain grate 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 perform 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 go into the storm drains and cause choking which can eventually end up with flooding.
In order to guarantee storm drains serve their purposes while minimizing the risks posed to pedestrians and to prevent choking of the drains, drain covers (gratings) are widely-used 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 components of the architecture around the drain covers.
What is a channel drain?
A channel drain is essentially exactly the same thing as the trench drain. In fact, there are several names including line drain, slot drain, linear drain or strip drain which all refer to the exact same object.
A channel drain (trench drain) is a kind of floor drain that features a drain grate channel shaped body portrayed by its long length and narrow width.
Channel drains (trench drains) are often mistaken outside drain covers for french drains. It is important to note that french drains are not the same as channel or trench drains.
With any type of drains, channel drains (trench drains) too need 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 reinforced channel (trench) grates (channel / trench covers) that gives you with the best of steel in its' strength and durability also, the elegance of stone that is unmatched by another material storm drain grate you can find to construct channel (trench) grates.
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