Based upon where you are from, different countries have different terms for "storm drain".

Accordingly to Wikipedia, a storm drain is basically 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 america, this is popularly known as "storm drain" or "storm sewer".

In great britan, this is actually typically referred to as "surface water drain" or "surface water sewer".

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

And there it is, the next time you large floor grates hear someone mentioning "storm drain", "storm sewer", "surface water drain","surface water sewer" and "stormwater drain", you now know they mention the same thing.

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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 avoid 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 danger to pedestrians. Left uncovered, rubbish will go into the storm drains and cause choking which can eventually end up with flooding.

To ensure storm drains street drain grates serve their purposes while minimizing the risks posed to pedestrians and 8 inch drain cover to prevent choking of the drains, drain covers (gratings) are used concrete drain cover to cover the inlets (openings) of the storm drains to achieve the two purposes.

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Over at Jonite, we focus on steel reinforced drain covers (gratings) which cover your storm drains while preserving the aesthetic components of the architecture around the drain covers.

What is a channel drain?

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A channel round drain grates drain is largely the same thing as the trench drain. Actually, there are numerous names for example line drain, slot drain, linear drain or strip drain which all mean exactly the same object.

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

Channel drains (trench drains) are often mistaken for french drains. It is advisable to bear in mind french drains are not the same as channel or trench drains.

With just about 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 focus on steel reinforced channel (trench) grates (channel / trench covers) which provides you with the best of steel in its' durability and strength along with the natural charm of stone that is unmatched by another material you can find to develop channel (trench) grates.

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

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