Depending on where you are from, different countries have different terms for "storm drain".
Accordingly to Wikipedia, a storm drain is basically a tunnel that carry runoffs (rain) from urban areas. For a layman, it helps to think along the line of sewage system that operates beneath our cities.
In the states, this is actually commonly known as "storm drain" or "storm sewer".
In great britan, this is often called "surface water drain" or "surface water sewer".
In Australia and New Zealand, it is also known as "stormwater drain".
And there you have it, 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 the exact 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 protect yourself from flooding.
Although storm drains accomplish a amazing job of draining excess water from the urban areas, the grates drain 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 may eventually cause flooding.
In order to ensure storm drains serve their purposes while minimizing the dangers 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 accomplish the two purposes.
Over at Jonite, we specialise in steel reinforced drain covers (gratings) which cover your 6 inch drain cover storm drains while preserving the aesthetic areas of the architecture around the drain covers.
What is a channel drain?
A channel drain is basically the exact same thing like a trench drain. In actual fact, there are numerous names including line drain, slot drain, linear drain or strip drain which all mean the identical object.
A channel drain (trench drain) is a kind of floor drain that features a channel shaped body recognized by its long length and narrow width.
Channel drains (trench drains) are generally mistaken for aluminum floor grating french drains. It is advisable to keep in mind that french drains aren't the same as channel or storm drain grate trench drains.
With any kind of drains, channel drains (trench drains) too require 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' strength and durability and the magnificence of stone that is unmatched by another material you can find to construct channel (trench) grates.
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