A Simple Guide to Underground Drainage

Getting to grips with everything on and below your property can help you ensure that you provide the right amount of maintenance to reduce the risk of the property costing you a fortune in the long run especially when it comes to your drainage.


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When it comes to underground drainage not only do you need the right tools but also a good amount of skills and knowledge.  Even though installing underground drainage isn’t the most complicated task in the world, if you get it wrong not only could you cause a huge amount of damage but also find yourself in trouble with your local Building Control Department!

This is why Drain Depot has created our own guide explaining how underground drainage works – perfect for beginners or anyone who needs to refresh their memory.  Don’t forget that if you have any further questions to get in touch with our team of friendly experts who will be happy to help.

Tip 1 – Get to know the Building Control Department

The Building Control Department will be your main point of contact when it comes to ensuring that your underground drainage project is feasible and, more importantly, doesn’t break any laws.  If you are planning on installing or adapting underground drainage then you must contact them before you start any work.

However, if you are just repairing a broken element of your underground drainage then you may not need their permission – it’s always best to double check though!  For more information visit their website or give them a call on 020 7091 6860.

Tip 2 – Learn your Drain Types

Drainage systems here in the UK can sometimes be confusing as they vary wildly depending on when they were installed.  However, generally there are two types of drainage systems:

- Foul water – this comprises of sewage and grey …

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