Based on where you are basement floor drain covers 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 line of sewage system operates beneath our cities.
In america, this is best known "storm drain" or "storm sewer".
In the united kingdom, this pool drain grate is best known "surface water drain" or "surface water sewer".
In Australia and New Zealand, it is commonly known as "stormwater drain".
And there it is, the next time you hear someone mentioning "storm drain", "storm sewer", "surface water drain","surface water sewer" and "stormwater 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 in order to avoid flooding.
Although storm drains perform 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 enter the storm drains and cause choking which might eventually end up with 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 accomplish the two purposes.
Over at Jonite, we specialise in steel reinforced drain covers (gratings) which cover your storm drains while preserving the grating material aesthetic elements of the architecture around the drain covers.
What is a channel drain?
A channel drain is essentially the exact same thing like a trench drain. The fact is, you'll find names wood floor grate such as line drain, slot drain, linear drain or strip drain which all mean the same thing object.
A channel drain (trench drain) is a kind of 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. It is important to note 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 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) which provides you with the best of steel in its' durability and strength and also the natural charm of stone that is unmatched by another material you could find to construct channel (trench) grates.
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