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How drains are repaired

Picture this. It’s a beautiful, sunny day, you glance out of the window— and your car park or garden is under water. Disaster!

So, how do you know if your drain needs repairs before that kind of damage is done? If you experience foul odours, frequent blockages, sewage backups, damp or mould, or slow drains, it might be time to call the experts. Once we’ve arrived, we take a professional and methodical approach to fixing your drains.

First, we conduct a CCTV drain survey to assess the damage. We use waterproof push rod cameras and remote crawlers, to give us a view of obstructed or damaged pipes. We also use sonar surveys to show us the condition of pipes that are full of water. Once we know the scale and nature of the problem, we can assess the best approach to fix it.

Minor issues, like small cracks, can often be mended through the use of CIPP, or cured-in-place piping. A liner, layered with resin, is pushed through the pipe to the damaged area that we had located via CCTV. The liner then bonds and hardens, restoring the integrity of the inside of the pipe. This can used both for smaller areas, in a process called patch lining, or for larger repairs and problems. CIPP does not require digging, and is a quicker and cheaper approach, which can minimise disruption to your business or residence.

If the problem is more severe, we may have to perform excavation to replace damaged pipework, which our engineers are well-qualified to conduct. Whether your drainage issue is big or small, you can get in touch with us. We’re on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and we will be very happy to help you.

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