Subject to where you are from, different countries have different terms for "storm drain".
Accordingly to Wikipedia, a storm drain is basically a tunnel that carry runoffs (rain) from urban areas. For a layman, it helps to think along the grating floor line of sewage system functions beneath our cities.
In the US, this is often called "storm drain" or "storm sewer".
In the UK, this is popularly known as "surface water drain" or "surface water sewer".
In Australia and New Zealand, it is typically referred to 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 grating suppliers 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 counteract flooding.
Although storm drains accomplish a amazing job of draining excess water from the urban areas, the inlets are essentially openings where left uncovered could be a danger to pedestrians. Left uncovered, rubbish will get into the storm drains and cause choking which may eventually cause flooding.
To make sure storm drains serve their purposes while minimizing the potential 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 achieve two purposes.
Over at Jonite, we concentrate on steel reinforced decorative wall grates 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 decorative wall grates drain is essentially the exact same thing as a trench drain. In fact, there are several names for example line drain, slot drain, linear drain or strip drain which all mean 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) are often mistaken for french drains. Make sure you understand that french drains aren't the same as channel or trench drains.
With any kind of 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 drains which cause choking.
At Jonite, we concentrate on steel reinforced channel (trench) grates (channel / trench covers) that offers you with the best of drainage grates for driveway steel in its' strength and durability plus the natural beauty of stone that is definitely unmatched by another material you'll find to construct channel (trench) grates.
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