The various types of grating explained
Based upon 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 operates beneath our cities.
In the states, this is actually popularly known as "storm drain" or "storm sewer".
In the united kingdom, this is commonly known as "surface water drain" or "surface water sewer".
In Australia and New Zealand, it is best known "stormwater drain".
And there you have it, 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 exact 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 could be a danger to pedestrians. Left uncovered, rubbish will get into the storm drains and cause choking which can eventually end up with flooding.
To make sure storm drains serve their purposes while minimizing the risks 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 accomplish the two purposes.
Over at Jonite, we specialize in steel reinforced drain covers (gratings) for your storm drains while preserving the aesthetic components of the architecture around the drain covers.
What is a channel drain?
A channel drain is essentially exactly the same thing as a trench drain. In french drain grates reality, you'll find names including line drain, slot drain, linear drain or strip drain which all mean the floor drain grate covers exact same object.
A channel drain (trench drain) is a kind of floor drain that has a channel shaped body identified by its long length and narrow width.
Channel drains (trench drains) are commonly mistaken for french drains. It is advisable to remember that french drains aren't the same as channel or trench drains.
With any type of drains, channel drains (trench drains) too need a cover to outside drain cover serve as a safety precaution and also to prevent large objects from entering the drains which cause choking.
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