Based upon where you trench drains for driveways are from, different countries have different terms for "storm drain".
Accordingly to Wikipedia, a storm drain is largely a tunnel that carry runoffs (rain) from urban areas. For a layman, it helps trench grating to think along the line of sewage system functions beneath our cities.
In the US, this is often called "storm drain" or "storm sewer".
In the united kingdom, this is actually popularly known as "surface water drain" or "surface water sewer".
In Australia and New Zealand, it is popularly known as "stormwater drain".
And there you have it, the very next time you hear someone mentioning "storm drain", "storm sewer", "surface water drain","surface water sewer" and "stormwater drain", you now know they mean 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 flooding.
Although storm drains do a amazing job of draining excess water from the urban areas, the basement drain 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 may sewer covers eventually trigger flooding.
In order to guarantee storm drains serve their purposes while minimizing the 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 specialize in steel reinforced drain covers (gratings) which cover your storm drains while preserving the aesthetic elements of the architecture around the drain covers.
What is a channel drain?
A channel drain is essentially exactly the same thing as the trench drain. In fact, there are numerous names such as line drain, slot drain, linear drain or strip drain which all mean exactly the same object.
A channel drain (trench drain) is a kind of floor drain that has a channel shaped body portrayed by its long length and narrow width.
Channel drains (trench drains) are generally mistaken for french drains. Make sure you note that french drains are not the same as channel or trench drains.
With any kind of drains, channel drains (trench drains) too demand 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 offers you with the best of steel in its' strength and durability as well as elegance of stone which is unmatched by another material you'll find to develop channel (trench) grates.
Find out more about our range of channel grates (trench grates) here.
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