Based upon 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 floor drains a layman, it helps to think along the line of sewage system operates beneath our cities.
In the US, this is commonly known as "storm drain" or "storm sewer".
In the united kingdom, this is typically referred to as "surface water drain" or "surface water sewer".
In Australia and New Zealand, it is best known "stormwater drain".
And there you have it, the very next time you hear someone mentioning "storm drain", "storm sewer", "surface water trench shower drain drain","surface water sewer" and "stormwater drain", congratulations, you know they refer to 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 do a amazing job of draining excess water from the urban areas, the inlets are essentially openings where left uncovered could be a hazard to pedestrians. Left uncovered, rubbish will get into the storm drains and cause choking which might eventually end up with flooding.
To make sure storm drains serve their purposes while minimizing the potential risks 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 achieve the two purposes.
At Jonite, we specialize in steel reinforced drain covers (gratings) for your storm drains while preserving the aesthetic elements of the architecture around the drain covers.
What is a channel drain?
A channel drain is drainage grate covers actually exactly the same thing as the trench drain. The fact is, there are lots of 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 which has a channel shaped body characterized by its long length and narrow width.
Channel drains (trench drains) are usually mistaken for french drains. It is important to note that french drains are not the same as channel or trench drains.
With almost any 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) that offers you with the best of steel in its' strength and durability and also the magnificence of stone that is definitely unmatched by another material you can find to construct channel (trench) grates.
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