Different types of grating explained

Depending on 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 tree grill areas. For a layman, it helps to think along the line of sewage system that functions beneath our cities.

In the US, this is commonly known as "storm drain" or "storm sewer".



In the UK, this is actually also known as "surface water drain" or "surface water sewer".



In Australia and New Zealand, it is commonly known 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 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 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 get into the storm drains and cause choking which can eventually cause flooding.

In order to ensure storm drains serve their purposes while minimizing the dangers 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 two purposes.

At Jonite, we focus on steel reinforced drain covers (gratings) which 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 the exact same thing as a trench drain. In actual fact, there are several names including line drain, slot drain, linear drain or strip drain which all mean the same object.

A channel drain (trench drain) is a type of floor drain that features a channel shaped body characterized by its long length and narrow width.

Channel drains (trench drains) tend to be mistaken for french drains. It is advisable to bear in mind french drains are not the same as channel or trench drains.

With any type of drains, channel drains (trench drains) too demand a cover to serve as a safety precaution and also to prevent large objects from entering the drains which cause choking.

At Jonite, we focus on steel reinforced garage floor drain covers channel (trench) grates (channel / trench covers) that gives you with the best of steel in its' strength and durability plus the grating floor natural splendor of stone that is unmatched by another material you'll find pvc drain cover to construct channel (trench) grates.

Check out our range of channel grates (trench grates) here.

Link to: http://www.jonite.us/products/channel-grates

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