Do You have a drain that needs repairing in Kent, Surrey or Sussex?

When drainage problems are being experienced which can be in the form of a blockage, movement of your building or that have just come to light during a house purchase survey, there are several methods of drain repair available.

Drain Repair for Kent home owners and businesses

Generally diagnosis of the problem is determined by a CCTV Drain Survey where a small camera is used for blocked drain inspection form this information we can decide the best course of remedial work.  The camera inspection will provide details of the actual damage, the depth of the drain, the access to the problem area and connecting pipework etc. all of which have a bearing on the best form of drain repair.

If possible an insitu drain repair such as structural soft felt lining or structural patch lining is chosen as they are the most economical solutions, although in some cases there is no other option other than to excavate and replace the damaged pipework.  If access problems or connecting pipework do prevent the insitu methods, sometimes a combination of localised excavations for access to certain sections together with structural soft felt lining are the best option.

Sometimes where an insitu drain repair would have been possible but the level of damage his deteriorated due to the loss of water when the problem has been diagnosed quickly enough then excavation and renewal may be required.  It may also be decided that the level of water loss and the possible erosion of soil below the pipework and possibly the foundations should be dealt with and rather than just seal the pipework with structural soft felt lining, replacement should be considered as the correct remedial drain repair work.

In these cases we prefer to replace the defective section and during this process we can also excavate and remove the softened ground below the leaking drainage.  This area is then replaced with mechanically compacted dry mix concrete to consolidate the affected subsoil and remove any voids below the pipework.

Numerous other defects such as severely deformed and delaminated pitch fibre pipework or large tree root damage and of course economy will factor in our recommendations for drain repair.  When the analysis of the site survey is carried out at our offices and replacement of certain sections is deemed the best way to deal with the issue we are well equipped in both plant and machinery together with experienced personnel to seal with this solution.

All of our lead engineers have had many years experience with the installation of new pipework, including PVC-u and ‘super sleve’ etc and are fully conversant with the current Building Regulations which pertain to our industry.

Once installed the structural soft felt lining is covered against faulty workmanship and materials and 15 year guarantee although the manufacturers say that the life expectancy is at least 50 years.

Who we help in Kent

  • Local councils & authorities
  • Healthcare authorities
  • Private care homes
  • Private home owners
  • Commercial businesses
  • Landlords
  • Tenants

Drain Smart Contact for Kent Area

Contact info

Address: 410 Upper Elmers End Road, Beckenham, Kent. BR3 3HG
Telephone: 020 8663 3699
E-Mail Address: info@drainsmart.org

Other areas covered by drain Smart in Kent

Ashford