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 that functions beneath our cities.
In the US, this is also known as "storm drain" or "storm sewer".
In the UK, this is actually typically referred to as "surface grating floor water drain" or "surface water sewer".
In Australia and New Zealand, it is popularly known as "stormwater drain".
And there you have it, 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 counteract flooding.
Although storm drains do a amazing job of draining excess water from the basement drain covers urban areas, the inlets are essentially openings where left uncovered can pose a hazard to pedestrians. Left uncovered, rubbish will go into the storm drains and cause choking which might eventually trigger flooding.
To ensure storm drains serve their purposes while minimizing the risks posed to pedestrians and to prevent choking of the drains, drain covers (gratings) are round drain cover employed to cover basement floor drain covers the inlets (openings) of the storm drains to accomplish the two purposes.
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What is a channel drain?
A channel drain is basically the exact same thing as the trench drain. In reality, there are several names including line drain, slot drain, linear drain or strip drain which all refer to the same object.
A channel drain (trench drain) is a type of floor drain that has a channel shaped body portrayed by its long length and narrow width.
Channel drains (trench drains) tend to be mistaken for french drains. Make sure you understand that french drains are not the same as channel or trench drains.
With any kind of drains, channel drains (trench drains) too need a cover to serve as a safety precaution and also 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 magnificence of stone that is certainly unmatched by another material you could find to construct channel (trench) grates.
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