Subject to 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 which works beneath our cities.
In the US, this is best known "storm drain" or "storm sewer".
In the UK, this is often called "surface water drain" or "surface water sewer".
In Australia and New Zealand, it pool grating is typically referred to as "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", congratulations, you know they mean basement drain covers 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 prevent 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 danger to pedestrians. Left uncovered, rubbish will get into the storm drains and cause choking which may eventually cause 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 used to cover the inlets (openings) of the storm drains to achieve two purposes.
Over at Jonite, we specialize in steel reinforced drain covers (gratings) which cover your storm drains while preserving the aesthetic areas of the architecture around small drain cover the drain covers.
What is a channel drain?
A channel drain is basically exactly the same thing as the trench drain. In fact, there are lots of names like line drain, slot drain, linear drain or strip drain which all mean the identical object.
A channel drain (trench drain) is a type of floor drain which has a channel shaped body characterized by its long length and narrow width.
Channel drains (trench drains) tend to be mistaken for french drains. Make sure you keep in mind that french drains aren't the same as channel or trench drains.
With any type of drains, channel drains (trench drains) too demand a cover to serve as a safety precaution as well as 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 gives you with the best of steel in its' durability and strength plus the natural charm of stone that drain grate covers is certainly unmatched by another material you'll find to construct channel (trench) grates.
Find out more about our range of channel grates (trench grates) here.
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