Based on where you are from, different countries have different terms for "storm drain".
Accordingly to Wikipedia, a storm drain is essentially 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 typically referred to as "storm drain" or "storm sewer".
In the UK, this is commonly known as "surface water drain" or "surface water sewer".
In Australia and New Zealand, it is also 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", you now know they talk about 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 avoid flooding.
Although storm drains accomplish a amazing job of draining excess water from the urban areas, the inlets are essentially trench drain cover openings where left uncovered could be a hazard to pool deck drain pedestrians. Left uncovered, rubbish will get into the storm drains and cause choking which may eventually lead to flooding.
To guarantee storm drains serve their purposes while minimizing the potential risks posed to 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.
At Jonite, we concentrate on steel reinforced 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 basically the same thing as a trench drain. In actual fact, there are other names for example line drain, slot drain, linear drain or strip drain which all refer to exactly the same object.
A channel grates drain drain (trench drain) is a kind of floor drain which has a channel shaped body identified by its long length and narrow width.
Channel drains (trench drains) are usually mistaken for french drains. It is important to note that french drains aren't the same as channel or trench drains.
With almost any overflow grating for swimming pools 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 reinforced channel (trench) grates (channel / trench covers) that gives you with the best of steel in its' durability and strength and also the natural charm of stone that is definitely unmatched by another material you could find to develop channel (trench) grates.
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