Depending on 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 grate drains 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", you now know they refer to the exact 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 accomplish a amazing job of draining excess water round drain grate 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 can eventually trigger flooding.
In order to guarantee storm drains serve their purposes while minimizing the dangers 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 two purposes.
Over at Jonite, we specialize in steel reinforced drain covers (gratings) for your storm drains while preserving the aesthetic elements of the architecture around the drain covers.
What is a channel drain?
A channel drain is actually the same thing as a trench drain. In reality, there are several names for example line drain, slot drain, linear drain or strip drain which all refer to the same thing object.
A channel drain (trench drain) is a type of floor drain which has a channel shaped body recognized by its long length and narrow width.
Channel drains (trench drains) are generally mistaken for french drains. Make sure you remember that french drains aren't the same as large floor grates channel or trench drains.
With almost any 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.
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