Based upon 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 actually best known "storm drain" or "storm sewer".
In the UK, this is actually often called "surface water drain" or "surface water shower channel drain sewer".
In Australia and New Zealand, it is also 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 do a amazing job of draining excess water from the urban areas, the inlets are essentially openings where left uncovered could be a hazard to pedestrians. Left uncovered, rubbish will get into the storm drains and cause choking which may eventually lead to flooding.
In order 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 employed to cover the inlets (openings) of the storm drains to achieve the two purposes.
At Jonite, we specialise in steel reinforced drain covers (gratings) for your storm drains while preserving the aesthetic areas of the architecture around the drain covers.
What is a floor drain covers channel drain?
A channel drain is actually the same thing as the floor drain cover plate trench drain. The fact is, there are other names for example line drain, slot drain, linear drain or strip drain which all mean exactly the same object.
A channel drain (trench drain) is a type of floor drain that features a channel shaped body characterized by its long length and narrow width.
Channel drains (trench drains) tend to be mistaken for french drains. It is important to note that french drains aren't the same as channel or trench drains.
With just grating about any drains, channel drains (trench drains) too demand 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 specialise in steel reinforced channel (trench) grates (channel / trench covers) that gives you with the best of steel in its' durability and strength additionally, the elegance of stone that is certainly unmatched by another storm drain grate material you can find to develop channel (trench) grates.
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