Choosing the right contractor

Choosing the right contractor It’s important to choose the right contractor when carrying out home maintenance. This is a somewhat difficult task, brought even more to the general publics attention by the likes of Channel 5 and their programme, ‘Cowboy Builders’. But why is it so difficult? With TV showing only a handful of the worst case scenarios, it’s easy …

What do traps do?

What do traps do? It doesn’t matter if your home has a sewer or septic system. The systems within your home are essentially the same. Unlike supply systems, drainage systems do not work using pressure. Drainage pipes point downwards allowing gravity to pull the waste along the pipes. This downwards flow is then continued until the waste meets a sewage …

Garden Drainage – Why is it important?

Garden Drainage – Why is it important? Recently, an article in The Guardian had us thinking about how little attention is given to garden drainage, but how important it is for the maintenance of a healthy environment for plants to grow in. So, for all the green fingers out there, we have put together a blog post with a few …

What are drain gullies?

What are drain gullies? More commonly described as Grids, Drain Gullies are ground level drains designed to drain away waste or water from rain pipes. Gullies have a trapped receptacle at surface level which when working properly, allows wastewater to pass through easily whilst keeping gases, odours and rodents from passing back out the other way. Being situated just below …