Pitch fibre drains are a very commonplace feature in UK properties that were built roughly 30 to 50 years ago. At the time, they were a new type of drainage pipe that utilised pitch fibre as opposed to the traditionally used clay option. The idea was to create a flexible affordable pipe that was also quick to install. At the time, this was considered to be a revolutionary development in construction, which led to their supreme popularity.
Unfortunately, these types of drains were fraught with many issues that we have had to address as the years have gone by. They turned out not to be such a cost-effective choice after all because their life expectancy was roughly 40 years, which is much lower than that of traditional alternatives. Numerous clients all over the Bournemouth area have had to call out No1 PHD to take care of these systems and replace them with more appropriate modern versions.
There are several issues that require professional pitch fibre drain services in Bournemouth. Blockages are very common but this is normally only the beginning. The bitumen can blister and fully break off as time goes by. This causes the exterior of the pipe to weaken and its entire structure will be compromised.
The pipes can start absorbing water internally as well as externally. This causes bad warping issues and in the worst cases, ends with the pipes collapsing altogether under the weight of the soil above. Subsidence is another problem, which needs to be addressed as soon as possible to avoid long-term damage.
If you already know that your property has pitch fibre drains installed, it’s very important to have a professional drainage team on standby to check them regularly. When No1 PHD arrives onsite, we will be able to identify potential issues before a disaster happens. If the issues described above have already occurred at your property, then don’t wait any longer to call us as these problems are definitely time-sensitive!
Absolutely blown away by the service we received. Took all the stress out of losing our heating and hot water. Highly recommended!
2 weeks ago
Couldn’t have asked for a faster resolution to our drainage conundrum. Nothing was too much for these guys who were brilliant throughout.
1 month ago
No1 PHD has been in the business for many years and we’ve dealt with countless issues with pitch fibre drains. In Bournemouth, we are the only team that you will ever need to call. We can respond to drainage emergencies as well as carry out property visits if you’re just being proactive, which we definitely recommend. This will save you money and worry in the long run.
We are able to carry out repairs on your pitch fibre drains if that’s your preference. However, if the damage is severe or you want to think long-term, we are also available to replace them with modern units that are going to last much longer, so you can have peace of mind. The drainage system is an absolutely essential part of any property, so looking after it is a must as a homeowner.
Whichever service you end up choosing, you can rest assured knowing that it will be competitively priced. We work very hard and only hire professionals but always try to make sure that our rates remain fair and our customers get the absolute best value for their hard-earned money!
Would you like one of our team members to carry out a site survey in order to determine whether you need more comprehensive pitch fibre drain services in Bournemouth? Book your free check-up today by calling us on 08006906777 – we are always here to help!
After noticing that the house was unusually cold, we found that the heating wasn’t coming on and that our hot water had also failed. We called the team at No 1 PHD who dispatched an engineer to investigate. After discovering that the culprit was a faulty boiler part, they ordered in a new part and got it fitted as quickly as possible. The guys were great, and we couldn’t be happier.
For days, we’ve noticed a foul smell coming from outside and a gurgling sound coming from one of the drains. Whenever it would rain, the area around it would flood slightly and take ages to drain. We tried buying drain unblockers, but none seemed effective. Eventually, we turned to No 1 PHD and were left wondering why we didn’t do this sooner.