Depending on where you are from, different countries have different terms for "storm drain".
Accordingly to Wikipedia, a storm drain is essentially a tunnel that carry runoffs (rain) from urban areas. For a layman, it helps to think along the line of sewage system that works beneath our cities.
In the states, this is actually commonly known as "storm drain" or "storm sewer".
In the united kingdom, this is commonly known as "surface water drain" or "surface water sewer".
In Australia and New Zealand, it is also known as "stormwater drain".
And there you have it, the very next time you hear someone storm drain cover mentioning "storm drain", "storm sewer", "surface water drain","surface water sewer" and "stormwater drain", congratulations, you know they mention 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 avoid flooding.
Although storm drains do a amazing job of draining excess water from the urban areas, the inlets are essentially openings where left uncovered can pose a hazard to pedestrians. Left uncovered, rubbish will go driveway grates into the storm drains and cause choking which may eventually cause flooding.
In order to guarantee 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 specialise in steel reinforced drain covers (gratings) that cover your storm drains while preserving the aesthetic areas of the architecture around the drain covers.
What is a channel drain?
A channel drain is essentially exactly the same thing as the trench drain. Actually, 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 type of floor drain which has a channel shaped body characterized by its long length and narrow width.
Channel drains (trench drains) tend to be mistaken for french drains. It is important to bear in mind french drains are not the same as channel or trench drains.
With any type of drains, channel drains (trench drains) too require a floor grating suppliers 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 drains and grates gives you with the best of steel in its' strength and durability and the natural splendor of stone which is unmatched by another material you could find to construct channel (trench) grates.
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