Depending on 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 functions beneath our cities.
In the US, this is commonly known as "storm drain" or "storm sewer".
In great britan, this is typically referred to as "surface water drain" or "surface water sewer".
In Australia and New Zealand, it is best known "stormwater drain".
And there it is, 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 same thing.
Functions of storm drain include draining excess water (rain or storm water) and ground water from pavement, streets outdoor drainage grates and carparks into rivers and streams to avoid flooding.
Although storm drains accomplish a amazing job of draining pool overflow grating 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 may eventually lead to flooding.
In order to guarantee storm drains serve their purposes while minimizing the dangers 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.
Over at Jonite, we focus on steel reinforced drain covers (gratings) which cover your storm drains while preserving the aesthetic components of the architecture around the drain covers.
What is a channel drain?
A channel drain is largely exactly the same thing like a trench drain. The fact is, there are lots of 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 kind of floor aluminum floor grating drain which 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 understand that french drains aren't 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 specialise in steel reinforced channel (trench) grates (channel / trench covers) that offers you with the pool drainage grates best of steel in its' strength and durability along with the magnificence of stone that is unmatched by another material you could find to construct channel (trench) grates.
Take a look at our range of channel grates (trench grates) here.
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