Though there are many options available when it comes to repairing broken drains, the worst-case scenario can still occur. When that happens, No1PHD local drain excavation experts can excavate your drain pipes quickly and efficiently.
While we would always treat a full drain excavation as a last resort, it is sometimes the only feasible solution to some of the more serious problems you can encounter with your drain pipes. Drain excavation work is disruptive and time-consuming, but No1PHD have the tools and expertise to make it as painless as humanly possible. If you need drain excavation work undertaking or want a professional opinion on whether it is an emergency drainage service you require, call us today on 08006906777 for an instant response.
As mentioned, we consider excavation something of a last resort, so naturally, we want to be able to make sure we’re taking the right course of action if we go that route. We can ensure your drain requires this drastic action with a CCTV survey first. This will allow us to ensure we are not making a mountain out of a molehill, and we’ll only start digging up your pipes when it is necessary to do so. This will also provide crucial information about the location of the damage, potentially minimising the disruption caused in excavating the drain.
Once the need for excavation and the location of the damage has been confirmed, we would begin by digging a hole or trench to expose the drain pipes. Depending on the size of the affected area, this may necessitate heavy machinery. Once the drain is exposed we can begin work, be it an in-situ repair or a total replacement. Once the job is complete, we would refill the trench, taking great care to ensure there is no risk of subsidence.
Any time alternative methods would not be sufficient, excavation could be necessary. Drain leakage, a serious blockage, and tree root ingress are all problems that can cause sewage to back up, not to mention damage to your property, so it’s best to get these problems remedied as soon as possible. If a less invasive method of repair won’t do, excavation is the next step.
While any drainage problems you have could be caused by a multitude of issues, there are certain signs that can serve as a reliable indication that excavation may be necessary. For example, the growth of trees near a drain pipe can lead to root ingress, which needs to be removed before it causes too much damage to the pipe and blocks the water flow. Subsidence or freezing soil combined with drainage problems are also a warning sign. Subsidence can cause pipes to become disconnected while freezing ground—particularly in climates with large temperature swings—can cause drain pipes to crack and break. A stubborn blockage can also be a symptom. If other methods fail to free up the blockage, it may be time for excavation.
You may be thinking, “I have a shovel, why can’t I just do this myself?”, however, drain excavation is not as simple as it might first appear. As mentioned, knowing where the fault is is key to avoiding unnecessary disruption to your property. You don’t want to dig half of the garden up only to find that the section you needed was a few inches to the left of where you started. Affected drain pipes may be located near other services, such as gas, and only professionals should go anywhere near an active gas line. Once the repair work is done, there are also issues such as the aforementioned subsidence to worry about. Improperly filling the hole that was dug can result in the ground dropping. This can be a particularly significant problem if the area that was excavated has been concreted or tarmacked over by the time the subsidence happens.
Let No1PHD worry about words like “fault location” and “subsidence”. Our experts can advise you on the best course of action, and then implement that course of action for you. Call us today on 08006906777 to talk to one of our drain excavation professional.
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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.