Based on 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 operates beneath our cities.
In the US, this is also known as "storm drain" or "storm sewer".
In great britan, this is also known as "surface water drain" or "surface water sewer".
In Australia and New Zealand, it is best known "stormwater drain".
And there you have it, the very next time you pool grating hear someone mentioning "storm drain", "storm sewer", "surface water drain","surface water sewer" and "stormwater drain", you now know they refer to 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 protect yourself from tree grill flooding.
Although storm drains do a amazing job of draining excess water from the urban areas, the inlets are essentially openings where left uncovered can pose a hazard to pedestrians. Left uncovered, rubbish will enter the storm drains and cause choking which might eventually cause 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 widely-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 elements of the architecture drainage grating around the drain covers.
What is a channel drain?
A channel drain is largely the same thing as a trench drain. In fact, there are lots of 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 which has a channel shaped body portrayed by its long length and narrow width.
Channel drains (trench drains) are commonly mistaken for french drains. It is important to bear in mind french small drain cover drains are not the same as channel or trench drains.
With just about any drains, channel drains (trench drains) too need a cover to serve as a safety precaution and 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 offers you with the best of steel in its' durability and strength and also the natural beauty of stone that is definitely unmatched by another material you can find to develop channel (trench) grates.
Take a look at our range of channel grates (trench grates) here.
Link to: http://www.jonite.us/products/channel-grates