Depending on where you 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 to think along the line of sewage system that operates beneath our cities.
In america, this is typically referred to as "storm drain" or "storm sewer".
In great britan, this is actually best known "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, when you hear someone mentioning "storm drain", "storm sewer", "surface water drain","surface water sewer" and "stormwater drain", you now know they mention the exact drainage covers 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 accomplish a amazing job of draining excess water from the urban areas, the inlets are essentially openings where left uncovered can pose a hazard to pedestrians. Left uncovered, rubbish will go into the driveway drainage grate storm drains and cause choking which can eventually lead to flooding.
In order to ensure 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 specialise in steel reinforced drain covers (gratings) that cover your storm drains while preserving the aesthetic areas of the architecture around the drain covers.
What french drain covers is a channel drain?
A channel drain is essentially exactly the same thing as a trench drain. Actually, there are other names including line drain, slot drain, linear drain or strip drain which all mean the same thing object.
A channel drain (trench drain) is a type of floor drain that has a channel shaped body recognized by its long length and narrow width.
Channel drains (trench drains) are usually mistaken for french drains. It is important to bear in mind french driveway drainage grate drains are not the same pool drain grates as channel or trench drains.
With almost 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) that offers you with the best of steel in its' strength and durability plus the natural charm of stone that is certainly unmatched by another material you could find to develop channel (trench) grates.
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