Subject to 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 which works beneath our cities.
In the US, this is also known as "storm drain" or "storm sewer".
In the united kingdom, this is actually commonly known as "surface water drain" or "surface water sewer".
In Australia and New Zealand, it is popularly known as "stormwater drain".
And there it is, the very next time you hear someone mentioning "storm drain", "storm sewer", "surface water drain","surface water sewer" and "stormwater drain", congratulations, you know they mean the same thing.
Functions of floor grille 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 do 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 outside drain covers go into the storm drains and cause choking which may eventually trigger flooding.
In order to guarantee storm drains serve their purposes while minimizing the risks posed to pedestrians and to prevent choking of the drains, drain covers (gratings) are widely-used to cover the inlets (openings) of the storm drains to achieve the two purposes.
Over at Jonite, we specialise in 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 grates drain channel drain is basically exactly the same thing as a trench drain. Actually, there are numerous names including line drain, slot drain, linear drain or strip drain which pool deck drain channel all refer to the identical object.
A channel drain (trench drain) is a kind of floor drain grating floor drain that has a channel shaped body identified by its long length and narrow width.
Channel drains (trench drains) are commonly mistaken for french drains. Make sure you keep in mind that french drains are not the same as channel or trench drains.
With any kind of 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' durability and strength also, the natural charm of stone that is definitely unmatched by another material you can find to develop channel (trench) grates.
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