Protecting & Repairing your Home from Storm Damage

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Recent weather here in the UK has been extreme, the winter of 2013/2014 was the wettest on record for the United Kingdom since records began in 1910 and this is thought to be in part caused by the Jet Stream being 30% stronger than usual. This has caused storms and then directed them towards us! The South of … Continue reading

How to Choose The Right Drainage System for Paved Areas

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Paved areas need their own type of drainage system as they’re generally impermeable to water. This means rainfall or other water will flow on their surface and this can easily lead to nasty build ups and flooding. With that in mind, the first step to creating a strong drainage system begins before the paving has even been … Continue reading

Protecting Drains From Rodents

Improperly installed or damaged drainage can easily be the precursor to a rat infestation of your home or business. The drains of your properties connect to sewers that are teeming with the vermin, so ensuring your drains are in good working order is crucial to protecting yourself from disease carrying pests. It is also important, … Continue reading

Sanitary Piping Best Practices 3

This week in our sanitary piping series were covering the last element of a sanitary plumbing system; discharge stacks.   Discharge Stacks All branch discharge pipes eventually reach the discharge stack; the pipe that discharges the sanitary waste into a drain. A key property of a discharge stack is that it is vented ( as … Continue reading

Sanitary Piping Best Practices 2

Our last post was on understanding sanitary piping covered tracks. This week we will discuss branch discharge pipes and their role in the plumbing system. Branch Discharge Pipes Plumbing appliances such as toilets, showers and sinks connect to the primary drainage pipes through branch discharge pipes. These pipes are simply smaller drainage pipes feeding into … Continue reading