Are you finding that your walls are getting wet and mouldy during the winter season? Many properties in Auckland were built with a habitable layer below ground level, and this can cause drainage problems if not constructed correctly leading to wet and mouldy walls. If you find yourself with the problem, what do you do?
Wet walls are a result of improper subsoil drainage around the building, which means that the drainage needs to be either repaired or replaced with a proper system for it to work correctly. Most often the subsoil system needs to be excavated, removed and replaced. If there is no drainage system, a new one will have to be installed.
Drainage NZ are specialists in basement flooding problems and offer affordable subsoil drainage solutions to ensure that you do not have to live with wet and mouldy walls. Talk to us today about getting rid of your mould!
Flooding stormwater drains are a fairly common problem and can be a real pain. Not only does the flood cause inconvenience but it can also cause damage as well. So what should you do if you see a flood, and what can you do to prevent it in the first place?
Firstly, if you already have a flood on your hands, it is too late to take proactive action to prevent it. You need to find the cause of the problem. Stormwater drains often get blocked by leaves, sand, dirt and mud. They are usually washed into the drain during rains and storms, which is normal. If you have a blockage, more often then not it’s a simple case of just unblocking the drain, it’s just important to pick it up and get it done as soon as possible to prevent property damage.
It is also possible that a blocked stormwater drain is caused by damage in the drainage system. This can be found by doing a CCTV inspection, and will most likely be the case if unblocking does not solve the problem.
In order to prevent the drain from flooding in the first place, regular maintenance and checking is the first step. Always make sure that drain is clear and there is no build up or dirt, leaves etc. Also always check after heavy rain or storm to ensure that a blockage has not started to build up.
Do you find flooding occurring around your property when it rains? Maybe you’ve been finding water in your garage or your garden has turned into a lake after a downpour. If this sounds familiar to you, you need driveway channels!
What is a driveway channel? A driveway channel is a type of drain which is installed along a driveway, an entry to a garage, along the side of a path or in any other area where flooding may occur such as beside a building. The purpose of a driveway channel is to provide a escape for building up water, thus preventing flooding.
Driveway channels can be installed in any yard, garden or driveway. They are a common, low cost solution for stopping flooding which can cause damage to your property both in the short and long term.
It is common knowledge that if your drain is blocked, the first thing to do is to do a CCTV inspection to see what is causing the blockage, so that you then know how to deal with the problem. However, did you know that it is also good practice to do a CCTV inspection after the drain has been unblocked?
When completing any work of any kind, it’s always a good idea to check it over and make sure it has been done right. This will ensure that there are no surprises later on or that you missed something that should have been fixed while you were there. That goes for drain unblocking as well. By checking the drain after you have unblocked it, you will ensure that the blockage is fully clear, there isn’t another blockage further down and there is no damage to the drainage pipe.
Drainlaying is not for the faint of heart. It’s a job that requires physical strength as well as the ability to think quickly and adapt to the job at hand. And it’s certainly not clean!
Drainlaying involves digging, physical labour, laying pipes, working in the rain and doing other potentially unpleasant tasks that most people would not want to do. It can also involve concrete cutting, breaking rocks and dealing with concrete which needs to be removed in order to lay a new drain or replace an existing one underneath.
When becoming a drainlayer, it takes about 18 months to 2 years to get a National Certificate, you learn as you go and you get looked after by an advisor. Once complete, you are considered a qualified drainlayer and are ready to work on your own.
Over the last couple of months, we have been working very hard to bring you our new and improved website. To stay ahead of the drainage game, we are providing more services along with more content on our website, helping you to know all you need to know about drainage.
So what can you expect from our new website?
On our new website you will find all drainage related services in the Auckland area. That includes residential drainage work and drain repairs, CCTV drainage inspections, drain unblocking and landscaping. Everything you need to get your drainage system back up and running, or a new system installed.
Visit our website now to see what’s new and call us today on 0508 446 892.