Subject to where you are from, different countries have different terms for "storm drain".
Accordingly to Wikipedia, a storm drain is actually stormwater drain covers 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 US, this is popularly known as "storm drain" or "storm sewer".
In great britan, this is actually best known "surface water drain" or "surface water sewer".
In Australia and New Zealand, it is popularly known as "stormwater drain".
And there you have it, when you hear someone mentioning "storm drain", "storm sewer", "surface water drain","surface water sewer" and "stormwater drain", congratulations, you know they mean exactly 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 counteract flooding.
Although storm drains perform 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 enter the storm grating drain drains and cause choking which can eventually trigger flooding.
To ensure 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 accomplish the two purposes.
Over at Jonite, we concentrate on steel reinforced drain covers (gratings) which cover 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 lots of names like line drain, slot drain, linear drain or strip drain which all refer to exactly the same object.
A channel drain (trench drain) is a kind of floor drain that has a channel shaped body portrayed by its long length and narrow width.
Channel drains (trench drains) tend to be mistaken for french drains. It is important to understand that french drains aren't the same as channel or trench drains.
With just about any drains, channel drains (trench drains) too trench drain grates 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 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 elegance of stone that is unmatched by another material you can find to pool drainage grates develop channel (trench) grates.
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