A Guide to Drainage Installations

Drain exposed
Drain exposed due to repairs works that need to be carried out

Download our best practice guide: Drainage installation


Drainage is one of the first things to be completed in a build, and much of subsequent construction sits on top of it, whether that’s the building or hard landscape. Make a mistake with the drainage system and it may only become apparent once the building is complete.

By then, although not technically too late, it can be a costly and drawn out process to put right.

That is why every effort should be made to get things right the first time round. But with drainage systems out of sight — and therefore out of mind — builders have been known to cut corners.

Common mistakes made during drainage installation include incorrect pipe sizes, wrong pipe gradient, cross-connections and poor backfilling. These and others are covered in our FREE downloadable best practice guide to drainage installations.

Drain pouring water into close by soakawayIt’s likely to cost a property owner a great deal of time, money and stress to fix problems which could have been easily avoided.

Fortunately, Lanes experts can help builders to prevent the mistakes from happening in the first place, and provide the knowledge and skills to correct issues afterwards. Since we offer a 24/7 emergency service, 365-days a year, in the the event of any drainage crisis, we’re always available to get your pipes back in working order.

For our full drainage installation guide please download our FREE guide or call us on 0800 526 488 for more information .

Download our best practice guide: Drainage installation