Different product types of grates explained

Subject to where you are from, different countries have different terms for "storm drain".

Accordingly to Wikipedia, a storm drain is actually a tunnel that carry runoffs (rain) from urban areas. For a layman, it helps to think along the line of sewage system that works beneath our cities.



In america, this is best known "storm drain" or "storm sewer".

In the united kingdom, this is often called "surface drainage cover water drain" or "surface water sewer".



In Australia and New Zealand, it is popularly known as "stormwater drain".

And there floor grills it is, when you hear someone mentioning "storm drain", "storm sewer", "surface water drain","surface water sewer" and "stormwater drain", congratulations, you know they mention 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 in order to avoid 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 garage floor drains a danger to pedestrians. Left uncovered, rubbish will go into the storm drains and cause choking which can eventually lead to flooding.

In order to guarantee 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 accomplish the two purposes.

At Jonite, we focus on steel reinforced drain covers (gratings) for your storm drains while preserving the aesthetic components of the architecture around the grate flooring drain covers.

What is a channel drain?

A channel drain is actually exactly the same thing as the trench drain. In reality, there are other names like line drain, slot drain, linear drain or strip drain which all mean the exact same object.

A channel drain (trench drain) is a type of floor drain that features a channel shaped body characterized by its long length and narrow width.

Channel drains (trench drains) are often mistaken for french drains. It is crucial to understand that french drains are not the same as channel or trench drains.



With any type of drains, channel drains (trench drains) too require a cover to serve as a safety precaution and also to prevent large objects from entering the drains which cause choking.

At Jonite, we focus on steel reinforced channel (trench) grates (channel / trench covers) which provides you with the best of steel in drainage grate its' strength and durability as well as natural beauty of stone which is unmatched by another material you'll find to construct channel (trench) grates.

Find out more about our range of channel grates (trench grates) here.

Link to: http://www.jonite.us/products/channel-grates