There are a host of reasons as to why a drain pipe can fail, resulting in seepage or leakage. It could be down to simple old age and corrosion of elderly cast iron pipes; subsidence; the incursion of roots; freezing in winter; blockage; or a misaligned connection.
The first signs that there is a problem somewhere in your drainage system include:
- an unpleasant smell in or around the building,
- mould growth on walls if the damaged pipe is behind them,
- foundation cracks if a cracked sewer line is leaking under the building,
- extra green and lush patches in the grass above underground drain pipes,
- dips, sinkholes or even septic pools forming in the lawn or paving underneath the sewer pipes
If you notice any of these symptoms, call in the professionals for an assessment without delay. Our expert Roman Rod crew are fully equipped to discover and diagnose any drainage issues and recommend a cure, using sonar equipment and conducting a CCTV inspection.
Usually we are able to repair even badly damaged pipes using modern hi-tech “no-dig” methods, meaning pipes can be relined, patched and rendered waterproof without having to resort to the conventional way of excavating trenches in the garden or delving into walls and concrete foundations to make drain repairs.
In some cases, though, the problem pipe might have totally collapsed, or old iron pipes could have deteriorated so badly that they are no longer functional and need replacing with PVC pipes. In these cases we will carefully consider the situation and if necessary recommend complete drain replacement or fitting brand new pipes.
There is no other choice when it comes to drain replacement other than to dig trenches to remove the old, damaged pipes and drains and install new ones. It’s a decision we don’t take lightly, being cognisant of the fact that no-one likes having their garden dug up and their walls or floors damaged, but it is one that our clients will find to be to their advantage in the long term. By excavating to undertake drain replacement we can leave your property with top quality new pipes and drains in place that will do good service for many years.
If you have an old property that starts to display drainage problems the wise course of action would certainly be to pre-empt ongoing costly repairs – and the risk of resultant structural damage from leaks – by opting for drain replacement. We at Roman Rod will be able to explain the process in detail and provide a no-obligation quotation for the work which you can then compare against the cost of repairing likely ongoing drainage faults.
If you decide to go ahead with either total or partial drain replacement, you can rest assured our professional and obliging team will carry out the work as quickly and tidily as possible, after surveying the situation to ensure we can achieve the drain replacement with minimal disruption.
Drain replacement is the last resort cure for drain damage, but if you have to face it put your trust in Roman Rod – we’ll do the job with speed, efficiency and cost effectively.
Our Services Include
- drain clearance and plumbing
- drain repairs
- high pressure jetting
- drain tracing
- colour camera surveys with written reports and recommendations
- structural lining repairs
- installation of sewage treatment plants
- specialised drainage works including pond refurbishments
We are also offer professional drain jetting in and around Bath and our equipment is used for a number of applications around the house including drain cleaning, drain clearance as well as the removal of roots in your drains. As a leading drain jetting contractor in Bath, we can quickly deploy the high pressure water jetting with special jet nozzles to clear blocked drains.