Subject to where you are from, different countries outdoor drain grates 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 to think along the line of sewage system that operates beneath our cities.
In america, this is actually also known as "storm drain" or "storm sewer".
In great britan, this is actually also known as "surface water drain" or "surface water sewer".
In Australia and New Zealand, it is also known as "stormwater drain".
And there you have it, when you hear someone mentioning "storm drain", "storm sewer", "surface water drain","surface water sewer" and "stormwater drain", congratulations, you know they mention 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 avoid flooding.
Although storm drains accomplish a 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 enter the storm drains and cause choking which might eventually trigger flooding.
To make sure 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 focus on steel reinforced drain covers (gratings) for your storm drains while preserving the aesthetic areas of the architecture around the drain covers.
What is tree grill a channel drain?
A channel drain is basically exactly the same thing as a trench drain. The fact custom floor grates is, there are other 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 kind of floor drain which has a channel shaped body portrayed by its long length and narrow width.
Channel drains (trench drains) tend to be mistaken for french drains. It is important to note that french drains are not 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 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) which provides you with the best of steel in its' durability and strength and the magnificence of stone that is definitely unmatched by another material you can find to construct channel (trench) grates.
Find floor drain grate covers out more about our range of channel grates (trench grates) here.
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