Depending 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 operates beneath our cities.
In america, this is also known as "storm drain" or "storm sewer".
In great britan, this is actually floor drain cover often called "surface water drain" or "surface water sewer".
In Australia and New Zealand, it is typically referred to 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 mention exactly the same thing.
Functions of storm drain basement drain cover 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 floor drains amazing job of draining excess water from the urban areas, the inlets are essentially openings where left uncovered can pose a danger to pedestrians. Left uncovered, rubbish will get into the storm drains and cause choking which might eventually lead to roof drain covers flooding.
To ensure 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 the two purposes.
At Jonite, we focus on steel reinforced drain covers (gratings) which cover your storm drains while preserving the aesthetic areas of the architecture around the drain covers.
What is a channel drain?
A channel drain is basically exactly the same thing like a trench drain. In actual fact, there are several names such as line drain, slot drain, linear drain or strip drain which all mean the exact 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) are generally mistaken for french drains. It is important to be aware that french drains aren't the same as channel or trench drains.
With just about any drains, channel drains (trench drains) too require a cover to serve as a safety precaution as well as to prevent large objects from entering the 4 inch drain cover drains which cause choking.
At Jonite, we specialise in steel reinforced channel (trench) grates (channel / trench covers) which provides you with the best of steel in its' strength and durability and the natural beauty of stone which is unmatched by another material you could find to develop channel (trench) grates.
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