As you may already know, pitch fibre drains are a very commonplace feature in UK properties that were first built 30 to 50 years ago. At the time they were first introduced to UK British market, they were a new kind of pipe that utilised pitch fibre as opposed to the PVC pipes traditionally used clay.
At the time, the goal of the manufacturers of these types of Salisbury pitch fibre drains was to create a flexible and cost-effective pipe that was quick to install and set up. Several decades ago, this was considered to be a revolutionary development in construction. They were made primarily wood fibre that had been impregnated with bitumen and thus were extremely cheap to manufacture in bulk. This of course led to their massive popularity for being fitted as part of the drainage systems in new homes and buildings.
People weren’t aware of the deteriorating long-term performance of these pitch fibre drains compared to PVC drainage pipes used today. So they were often promoted as long-lasting drainage solutions that wouldn’t need to be replaced anytime soon – just as sturdy as traditional clay.
Unfortunately, it turned out that these types of drains were actually fraught with all manner of issues that we have had to address, especially in recent years. Replacing them with modern versions is definitely a good idea if you want to ensure a long service life and avoid structural problems later down the line, which is where No1 PHD drainage company comes in to help!
So, what has started happening with all of these pitch fibre drains in Salisbury in recent years? For starters, blocked drains are very common but this is normally only the very beginning of the varied underlying problems.
Another common occurrence is that the bitumen over time begins to blister, which might lead it to crack or fully break off eventually. If this is left unattended for a long enough time period, the exterior of the pipe will severely weaken and compromise the entire system. Also these pitch fibre drains are susceptible to tree root ingress, which is where roots can easily penetrate the outer surface of these brittle pipes.
Finally, the pipes can start absorbing water internally as well as externally. This leads to warping issues and may end up collapsing the pipe altogether. If you’re sure that your property had Salisbury pitch fibre drains installed decades ago, it’s important to have a professional drainage team like No1 PHD on standby to check them for you.
If any of these aforementioned issues have already happened at your property, don’t wait any longer to call us for an informal chat and a thorough inspection of the drains’ condition. These problems are time-sensitive, so let us secure the premises and ensure that your household is safe for everyone!
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 have been in the Salisbury pitch fibre drainage business for many years and dealt with countless issues relating to this type of unreliable pipework. This means that we will know exactly what to look out for and what type of repair to administer. No1 PHD drainage team can effectively repair and reline your pitch fibre drains without having to remove the pipework from the ground. Occasionally we may have to safely employ a drain excavation process to access badly deteriorated pipes.
Your drainage system is obviously one of the most important parts of your entire property, so looking after it properly is an absolute must and we are here to assist you. Whichever service you end up choosing from our wide range of drainage services for residential homes and commercial businesses, you can rest assured knowing that it will be fairly priced and carried out promptly by trained industry experts!
You can book your free Salisbury pitch fibre drain check-up now by calling us on 08006906777 or sending a quick message through our online form. We’ll get back to you as soon as possible to finalise all the details! So deal with No1 PHD, the experts in repairing pitch fibre drains in Salisbury and the surrounding areas by calling us now!
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.