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 operates beneath our cities.
In the US, this is actually best known "storm drain" or "storm sewer".
In the UK, this is actually typically referred to as "surface water drain" or "surface water sewer".
In Australia and New Zealand, it is popularly known as "stormwater drain".
And there it is, the next time you hear someone mentioning "storm drain", "storm sewer", "surface water drain","surface water sewer" and "stormwater drain", you now know they mention 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 perform a amazing job of draining excess water from the urban areas, the inlets drain grate are essentially openings where left uncovered could be a hazard to pedestrians. Left uncovered, rubbish will go into the storm drains and cause choking which may eventually trigger flooding.
To ensure storm drains serve their purposes while minimizing the risks posed to pedestrians and to prevent choking of the trench grates drains, drain covers (gratings) are widely-used to cover the inlets (openings) of the storm drains to achieve the two purposes.
At Jonite, we specialise in steel reinforced drain covers (gratings) that cover your storm drains while preserving the aesthetic components of the architecture floor furnace grate around the drain covers.
What is a channel drain?
A channel drain is actually the same thing as the 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 drain (trench drain) is a type of floor drain that features a channel shaped body portrayed by its long length and narrow width.
Channel drains (trench drains) are often mistaken for french drains. It is important to understand that french drains are not the same as channel outdoor drain cover or trench drains.
With just about any 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) which provides you with the best of steel in its' strength and durability and the natural charm of stone that is definitely unmatched by another material you could find to construct channel (trench) grates.
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