Drainage guide: new builds
To ensure the avoidance of considerable inconvenience to any new builds, steps must be taken to future-proof the property. As the drainage systems have not been ‘stress-tested’ it is uncertain the capabilities of the systems. This guide also provides information on the new model of SuDs (sustainable drainage systems) and also pre-existing systems.
Septic tanks: a guide for property owners
Whilst most homes are connected to the public wastewater system, there are some that are not and such need to install a septic tank. Septic tanks allow for the collection of waste and wastewater to then be emptied and cleaned regularly. It is the home owner’s responsibility to regularly keep on top of their septic tank, as they are covered by specific legislation such as Building Regulations 2010 and Public Health Act 1936. This guide gives a thorough insight into how to correctly care for your septic tank.
Drainage installation: getting it right the first time
This best practice guide showcases what you should and shouldn’t do when installing a new drainage system. This is to minimise the amount of damage that may occur if it is not installed correctly. Which in turn would result in substandard drainage performance and annoyance for the property owner.
As hospitals operate around the clock, it is essential that everything runs smoothly. Blocked drains within a busy hospital can disrupt things massively, from closures of wards to whole departments. Hospitals are not exempt from drain care, they need to ensure that nothing is being flushed that is not allowed. Lanes have devised a best practice guide to understand the implications that blockages can have on the NHS.
Logistics and Distribution
Over time, distribution and warehousing sites can expand rapidly. During this time, drains can face neglect, this can be due to systems becoming lost. There are a number of standards that many distribution and logistics companies follow, one being the ISO 14001 standard, which specifies the requirements of an environmental management system. Lanes can help these companies with the drainage asset information required to ensure that there are no pollution incidents.
Surface Water and Flooding
Surface water, also known as rainwater, is dealt with differently to wastewater. It is channelled into roof gutters, downspouts and road gullies which is then flowed into the surface water drains and sewers, opposed to the public sewer network. The government are constantly monitoring strategies to reduce the risk of flooding, however no single body is responsible for managing flooding. This guide presents information on what implications can come from different types of drainage and what one can do to reduce the risk of flooding.
A Guide to Drainage Relining
Today, our engineers can repair drains and sewers without having to dig into the ground. This repair process is known as CIPP (Cured in Place Pipe) lining, which is when a damaged pipe is relined with a special liner. This procedure is normally best to reduce the amount of disruption that may be caused to the area surrounding the site. We asked Lanes’ Reline Manager, Simon Bull, to put together this best practice guide to describe the relining process further.
Over time, careless maintenance of drains and sewer systems can cause blockages to occur. Obstructions can be caused by things such as cement, concrete, and even tree roots. Robotic cutters are essential tools in the unblocking of drains, as they reduce the amount of disturbance that can occur. Currently, there is a ongoing project to remove the gigantic ‘concreteberg’ from the sewers of London.