Digging up a drainpipe is no small task, particularly in built-up areas or in situations where the drain runs under a driveway or paved area. There is no avoiding the disruption that is caused by digging up large parts of land, which is why drain excavation is usually considered a last resort option. Unfortunately, there are times when it is the only realistic way to fix a drainage problem. No1PHD have a wealth of experience in drain excavation in the Southampton area, and we can make the process as smooth as possible. Let us take the stress so that you can go about your life.
Drain excavation is the process of digging out an existing drain, usually for the purposes of repair or replacement. This will typically involve digging a trench along the path which the drain takes in order to expose the pipe, either partially or completely. That is also why a lot of drain repair methods that don’t involve excavation will be referred to as “trenchless”. Once enough of the drain has been exposed, any intended work can be carried out, whether it be a survey, repair work, or a complete replacement. There are situations where excavating a drain will require permission, perhaps from the local council, or your immediate neighbours. In such cases, your No1PHD drainage experts will ensure you have all the necessary paperwork in place before any work begins.
Other methods are preferable when possible for the simple reason that drain excavation can be a very disruptive process. In a best-case scenario, it would involve digging up some soil and grass. However, drains often pass under driveways and otherwise concreted areas, which would need to be dug up to excavate the drain underneath. This would obviously require additional work to put the area back to how it was once the drain excavation work is complete. Our Southampton drainage experts here at No1PHD can advise you on how to proceed in such situations, as well as discussing if any alternative, less disruptive methods might be preferable. Remember, we cover all of Southampton and the surrounding areas for all drainage services you may require and we are just a quick call away on, 01425 208031.
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So we’ve told you why you probably don’t want drain excavation work carried out, now let’s talk about why you might need it. The main reason is in cases of drain replacement. There are many very sophisticated techniques for repairing a drain in-situ, but there is no practical way to replace a drain without digging a big hole in the ground. In cases where the drain is simply too damaged to repair, or it is deteriorated to the point that replacement is the only option, there’s no alternative but to dig the pipe up. Leaving a broken drain in the ground would be ill-advised; it could cause serious water damage to your property, make a mess of any planted ground nearby, and leave a foul smell hanging in the air. As mentioned above, however, your No1PHD expert will go through your options, and if there is a better alternative, we will certainly be happy to supply that service instead.
No1PHD are proudly providing plumbing and drainage services throughout Southampton. If you find yourself in need of drain excavation let our experts handle this difficult task for you. Call today on 01425 208031 and book an appointment.
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.