Concrete Removal Services
If you are experiencing concrete blockages in your pipes or sewer system, the experts at Lanes for Drains are here to help. Our concrete removal services utilise advanced methods and technology to shift even the most stubborn blockages.
Concrete blockages and so-called “concretebergs” are one of the most difficult drainage-related problems to solve. However, Lanes is able to provide swift relief with a combination of high-pressure water jetting, robotic cutting tools and careful planning. We can remove concrete from drains of all shapes and sizes, with no job being too big or small.
We understand how inconvenient and damaging a concrete-clogged drain or sewer can be, and will do everything we can to get it back in working order as quickly as possible. As the UK’s leading privately owned specialist drainage and wastewater contractor, we have depots across the country, and can be contacted 24/7 to deal with any problem you face.
Our concrete removal services
At Lanes, we use sophisticated methods to efficiently remove solid concrete masses from drains and sewers, working efficiently to ensure your pipes are running clean again as quickly as possible.
Our concrete removal services can help you in the following ways:
- Using robotic cameras and manual assessments to learn the scale and cause of the concrete blockage, allowing us to determine the best possible solution
- Utilising robotic cutting tools and ultra high-pressure jetting units to remove smaller concrete spills
- Sending teams of manual workers equipped with breathing apparatus into larger drains to tackle larger concrete masses by hand
- Managing potential flooding risks while the work is carried out, including diverting wastewater flows into other sewers, or using tanker over-pumping to load up and transport the sewage directly to the sewage treatment works
What is a concreteberg?
A concreteberg is a large mass of building material that accumulates in the drain as a result of concrete, cement and grout being poured down the drain. This causes serious blockages and damage to the drainage infrastructure.
This can happen when concrete accidentally runs into the sewer during building work, or is intentionally poured away when it is no longer needed. Smaller blockages can also occur when tradespeople clean cement off their tools and equipment and pour the washout water into drains and gullies, resulting in the material congealing and forming into solid masses within the pipes.
Concretebergs take their name from fatbergs, which are similarly huge masses that result from solidified fat, oil and grease congealing with non-biodegradable items to form blockages. They are usually even more difficult to remove, especially when the concrete sets to the brickwork found in older sewer systems.
Check out our guide to concretebergs for more information on how concretebergs form and what actions you can take to prevent them.
Why choose Lanes?
As the UK’s biggest privately-owned specialist drainage contractor, Lanes for Drains has the scale and capacity to deal wiith even the largest concretebergs, responding to callouts 24/7 in locations across the country.
With depots nationwide, a sizeable fleet of tankers and some of the industry’s most skilled engineers on our side, we are able to remove any concrete blockage from your drains and sewers, ranging from small jobs to large-scale excavation projects that require coordination with external partners.
In April 2019, wastewater engineers from Lanes worked with colleagues from Thames Water to remove a giant concreteberg in North London measuring 100m and weighing 105 tonnes. This months-long project required round-the-clock oversight, intensive labour and the kind of specialist expertise that only Lanes can provide.