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 functions beneath our cities.
In the states, this is actually commonly known as "storm drain" or "storm sewer".
In the united kingdom, this is actually often called "surface water drain" or "surface water sewer".
In Australia and New Zealand, it is popularly known as "stormwater drain".
And there it is, the next time you hear someone mentioning "storm drain", "storm sewer", "surface water drain","surface water sewer" and "stormwater drain", you now know they refer to the 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 protect yourself from 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 danger to decorative grates pedestrians. Left uncovered, rubbish will go into the storm drains and floor drain cause choking which may eventually end up with 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 used to cover the inlets (openings) of the storm drains to accomplish the two purposes.
At Jonite, we specialise in steel reinforced drain covers (gratings) which cover your storm drains while preserving the floor drain grates aesthetic aspects of the architecture around the drain covers.
What is a channel drain?
A channel drain is essentially exactly the same thing like a trench drain. In fact, there are other names like line drain, slot drain, linear drain or strip drain which all refer to the identical object.
A channel drain (trench drain) is a kind of floor drain that has a channel shaped body identified floor gratings 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 aren't the same as channel or trench drains.
With just about any drains, channel drains (trench drains) too demand a cover to serve as a safety precaution as well as to prevent large objects from entering the concrete trench drain 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 along with the magnificence of stone that is unmatched by another material you'll find to develop channel (trench) grates.
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