The various types of grates explained

Based on where you are from, different countries have different terms for "storm drain".
Accordingly to Wikipedia, a storm drain is actually 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 america, this is actually best known "storm drain" or "storm sewer".
In great britan, this is actually commonly known as "surface water drain" or "surface water sewer".
In Australia and New Zealand, it is best known "stormwater drain".
And there it is, 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 exactly 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 protect yourself from flooding.
Although storm drains do a amazing job of draining excess water from the urban areas, the - grate drainage - inlets are essentially openings where left uncovered can pose a danger to pedestrians. Left uncovered, rubbish will go into the storm drains and cause choking which might eventually end up with flooding.
In order to ensure storm drains serve their purposes while minimizing the potential 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 accomplish the two purposes.
Over at Jonite, we concentrate on steel reinforced drain covers (gratings) that cover your storm drains while preserving the aesthetic areas of the architecture around the drain covers.
What is a channel drain?
A channel drain is essentially exactly the same thing as a trench drain. The fact is, there are several names including line drain, slot drain, linear drain or strip drain which all mean the exact - drainage grates for driveway - same 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 generally mistaken for french drains. It is advisable to be aware that french drains are not the same as channel or - drain grills - trench drains.
With almost any 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 specialise in steel reinforced channel (trench) grates (channel / trench covers) which provides you with the best of steel in its' strength and - outdoor drain grate - durability and also the natural charm of stone that is unmatched by another material you can find to develop channel (trench) grates.
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