It’s true that pitch fibre drains are a commonplace feature in UK properties that were built 30 to 50 years ago. At the time they were introduced to the British market, they were a new type of drainage pipe that utilised pitch fibre as opposed to the traditionally used clay.
The idea behind this new innovation was to create a flexible affordable drainage pipes that were also quick to install and set up. 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 all kinds of 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. This is much lower than that of traditional alternatives. Many clients all over the Bristol area have had to call out No1 PHD to take care of these pitch fibre drainage systems and replace them with more modern versions.
There are several issues that require professional pitch fibre drain services in Bristol. For example, blocked drains are very common but this is normally only the beginning of the problem. The bitumen can blister and fully break off as time goes by. If left unattended, what this will do is cause the exterior of the pipe to weaken, which means that the entire structure will be compromised unless the experts are called out as soon as possible.
Not only that, 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 ground. Subsidence is another problem, which needs to be addressed promptly to avoid long-term damage.
If your property has pitch fibre drains installed, it’s important to have a professional drainage team on standby to check them on a regular basis for faults, cracks and potential blistering. When No1 PHD arrives onsite, we will be able to identify issues before a disaster happens.
If the issues described above such as having blocked drains or blocked stacks have already occurred at your property, then don’t wait any longer to call us as these problems are definitely time-sensitive. We’ll arrive onsite shortly for a professional inspection and take it from there.
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
We have been in the business for many years now and dealt with countless issues with pitch fibre drains in Bristol. We’re 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’re also available to replace them.
The drainage system is obviously an essential part of any property, so looking after it is a must as a responsible homeowner and this is where we come in to help. Whichever service you end up choosing, you can rest assured knowing that it will be competitively priced. We work hard, only hire professionals and our customers get the absolute best value for their money.
Would you like one of our team members to carry out a site survey to determine whether you need pitch fibre drain services in Bristol? Book your free check-up now by calling us on 01425 208031 – we’re 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.