Drainage guide: new builds
To avoid later inconvenience in any new build, the property’s drainage should be future-proofed as far as possible. Find out what that means in this guide which also provides information about the new model of SuDs (sustainable drainage systems) and about pre-existing systems.
Septic tanks: a guide for property owners
Most properties are connected to the public wastewater system, but any that are not will require a septic tank. Septic tanks collect waste and wastewater, and have to be emptied and cleaned regularly. It is the property owner’s responsibility to maintain the tank and this guide explains how best to do that.
Drainage installation: getting it right the first time
What you should and shouldn’t do when installing a new drainage system. Incorrect installation can mean substandard drainage performance, damage to structure and environment, not to mention inconvenience for the property owner.
Hospitals operate around the clock, so it is essential that their drainage systems do too. A blocked drain in a busy hospital can cause huge disruption to normal operations, from the closures of wards to whole departments. Hospitals need to be especially vigilant to ensure that users treat the wastewater system properly. This best practice guide for healthcare looks at the implications drain and sewer blockages can have on the NHS and other similar environments.
Logistics and Distribution
Distribution and warehousing sites often expand rapidly with business growth, but the drainage system may be neglected, or left struggling to cope with the additional wastewater traffic. Some drains may even be physically ‘lost’ over time. Many companies follow standards such as ISO 14001, which requires an environmental management policy. We can help by providing drainage asset information and maintenance programmes to avoid pollution incidents.
Surface Water and Flooding
Surface water, also known as storm or rain water, is channelled into roof gutters, downspouts and road gullies which flow into surface water drains and sewers, many of which will outfall to watercourses. No single body is responsible for managing flooding, but this guide contains information about different types of drainage and how to minimise your flood risk.
A Guide to Drainage Relining
Today, our engineers repair drains and sewers without having to excavate. The repair process, known as CIPP (Cured in Place Pipe) lining, involves relining the damaged pipe with a special liner. CIPP minimises the disruption of drain renovation to people, traffic, businesses and the environment. Our Reline Manager, Simon Bull, explains more in this guide.
When drain and sewer pipes become blocked, either through inadequate maintenance or obstructions like cement, concrete, tree roots and the like, robotic cutters are essential weapons in our armoury. This technology allows us to rid the pipe of the offending material, without causing major disturbance: for example, we are currently removing a gigantic ‘concreteberg’ from the sewers of London.