Subject to where you are from, different countries have different terms for "storm drain".
Accordingly to Wikipedia, a storm drain is largely 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 often called "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, 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 talk about 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 in order 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 danger to pedestrians. Left uncovered, rubbish will enter the storm drains and cause choking which may eventually cause flooding.
To make sure storm drains serve their purposes while minimizing the 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.
Over at Jonite, we specialise in steel reinforced drain covers (gratings) for your storm drains while preserving the aesthetic aspects of the architecture around the drain covers.
What industrial floor grating is a channel drain?
A channel drain is basically grating floor the exact same thing like a trench drain. In reality, there are lots of names for example 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 which has a channel shaped body portrayed by its long length and narrow width.
Channel drains (trench drains) are generally mistaken for french drains. It is important to keep in mind that french drains aren't the same as channel or trench drains.
With any type of drains, channel patio drain covers drains (trench drains) too require 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 focus on steel reinforced channel (trench) grates (channel / trench covers) that provides you with the best of steel in its' durability and strength as well as magnificence pool grating of stone that is unmatched by another material you can find to construct channel (trench) grates.
Take a look at our range of channel grates (trench grates) here.
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