Drainage systems can go for years without issues. But they can also slowly build up issues and one day, without sign, they go pop! This can be very hard to predict, and can hit you with a nice, substantial bill when it happens.
What can you do to ensure that there isn’t a problem building up in your drainage system?
Getting your drains regularly inspected with CCTV will tell you what condition your pipes are in, if there is any damage or any blockage building up. You will also see if the pipes are starting to break down. This will give you a clear indication of what’s going on in there, and anything you should be wary of. Always remember that it is cheaper and less stressful to pick up a problem before it happens!
CCTV inspection is also necessary if you have a leak or blockage before any work is done because it tells you what the issue is and how to tackle it.
We at Drainage NZ can help you to inspect your drains whether you just want to make sure all is ok or you have a problem. Speak to us today!
When looking at doing drainage work, you may be thinking that it’s just a simple case of digging a to ditch and putting the pipe down and putting the dirt back on top. So why can’t you just do it? In reality, there is a lot more to drainage then may first be obvious.
Drainage systems need to be carefully planned so that they work correctly. The size of pipe, gradient of slope and even pipe material are all factors that need to be carefully considered for each job and will depend greatly on a number of factors including what the pipes will be carrying.
Then there is the job of the actual installation. The pipes need to be carefully connected and sealed to ensure that the installation will last the test of time. They need to be placed correctly so that waste water will flow enough to efficiently drain from the property. And care must be taken so that nothing is damaged upon putting everything back or building on top/next to the pipework.
A skilled drainlayer will spend years perfecting his skill and knowledge in installing drains. It’s not something you can just learn in a weekend. The technical aspects of the work require years of study and experience to memorise and apply in the field.
If you have an issue with a sewer and need a repair or are looking at installing a system, you may be asking why you need a specialist to do it. After all, if you are a handy man (or woman), can’t you just do it yourself?
Sewer systems are very important to do correctly because of the nature of disposal water that they carry. Sewer can post risks to people’s health, the environment and life style, so it is very important that correct planning and installation or repair is carried out, following local and national regulations.
With something like sewers, you don’t want to take a risk. We at Drainage NZ have over 25 years experience in drainage, being, ensured, and fully qualified to tackle any repair at hand. We have built and repaired many drainage systems across Auckland and can provide the solution you need, making sure that your system is sorted quickly, efficiently and to the highest standard. Don’t take a chance with something so crucial as sewer, call a professional and get it done right the first time!
Commercial stormwater systems are highly sensitive systems that require a lot of planning, engineering and calculations to ensure that systems are correctly installed and operate as they should. Incorrectly installed commercial stormwater can cause considerable damage.
Drainage NZ are specialists in the commercial drainage field, being in the business for over 20 years experience. We have been involved in a number of commercial stormwater installations and repairs jobs in Auckland, providing the solutions needed for various businesses and commercial properties.
Stormwater drains are important both during construction and afterwards. During contruction, stormwater drainage is needed to keep water clear from the work space allowing work to be done. It is often used around foundations, retaining walls, footpaths and driveways. However, there are various regulations that need to be met with stormwater drainage. Stormwater catchment applications must be managed and discharged to approved points of outfall. These points include natural streams, public stormwater connections, soak holes, detention tanks and pumped solutions. In New Zealand all subsoil drainage must be treated before discharged into a public system.
If you are needing to setup or construction a stormwater drainage system, consult us today for the assistance you need to get it done.
Are you in need of a new drainage system? Are you building a new home and need a system designed and installed? Drainage NZ is your one stop solution to all new drainage in Auckland!
Drainage NZ specialize in the design and installation of all drainage systems, be it stormwater, subsoil, driveway channels or council drainage work. We have over 20 years experience in the drainage field, making us not only knowledgeable in the field but also well known when it comes to drainage work.
Our expert team of drainlayers are able to work with your requirements and design a new drainage system that will perform and last the test of time. Whether you are building a simple family home or a multi-story building, it is no match for our team!
If you’d like to start working on your new drainage system, give us a call today on 0800 372 465.
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.