Based on 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 often called "storm drain" or "storm sewer".
In the united kingdom, this is actually best known "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 channel drain grate drain","surface water sewer" and "stormwater drain", you pool drain grate now know they mean 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 protect yourself from flooding.
Although storm drains perform a amazing job of draining excess water from the large floor grates 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 may eventually cause flooding.
To make sure storm drains serve their purposes while minimizing the dangers 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 focus on steel reinforced drain covers (gratings) for your storm drains while preserving the aesthetic aspects of the architecture around the drain covers.
What is a channel drain?
A channel drain is basically the same thing like a trench drain. In reality, there are other names such as 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 which 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 important to bear in mind french drains are not the same as channel or trench drains.
With almost any drains, channel drains (trench drains) too need a cover to serve as a safety precaution and also to prevent large objects from entering the drains which cause choking.
At Jonite, we specialise in steel reinforced channel (trench) grates (channel / trench covers) that provides you with the best of steel in its' strength and durability also, the natural charm of stone that is certainly unmatched by another material you could find to construct channel (trench) grates.
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