Drainage groundworks and repairs

Jun 5, 2023 | News

Drainage groundworks and repairs – the right foundation Wether you’re starting a new build, planning for an extension or need to install aco drains or French drains, the initial stage of any building work is the groundworks – and that includes drainage installation and the help of drainage contractors. The installation of drainage groundworks are […]

Drainage groundworks and repairs – the right foundation

Wether you’re starting a new build, planning for an extension or need to install aco drains or French drains, the initial stage of any building work is the groundworks – and that includes drainage installation and the help of drainage contractors.

The installation of drainage groundworks are the most important part of any build. If you don’t get your new sewer connections and drain connections right first time, you will have big issues later on (and sewer repairs and drain repairs aren’t always cheap – or easy).

Wastewater management systems

When you’re planning your drainage groundworks, you will need drainage installation for both foull water and service water.

Surface water drains, such as aco drains or French drains move the water from your garden and driveway into the natural water course (or to any soakaway or rainwater harvesting equipment/ Foul water drains are sewers which take the waste from your WCs, sinks, baths, showers, washing machines and dishwashers to sewage treatment centres.

Drainage groundworks for all properties

There are times, and emergencies, where you’ll need drainage experts for existing properties, it could be installing new drainage connections for surface water for a home extension, or adding new sewer connections for foul water because you’ve increased your water usage, or perhaps just making drain repairs or sewer repairs to a collapsed system.

Our team at Drain Power Ltd work on small projects and on full drainage groundworks all across the Windsor, Slough, Maidenhead, Heathrow, Woking, Bracknell, Reading and Oxford.

Drainage installation – what’s involved

Adding new surface water or foul water drains is more complicated than you think.  You’ll need to check if you need:

  1. planning permission from your local authority or council
  2. party wall agreements (if your drainage will be near another property)
  3. specialist drainage installation materials
  4. additional access points (for bends, junctions, drain changes)
  5. to avoid any underground electrical or gas lines or other sewers
  6. licences for digging up any areas of the highway

Drain connections and drainage channel installation made easy

At Drain Power Ltd, our drainage groundworks team can look after every stage of your drainage installation, from clearance to foundations – including arranging and overseeing permits and inspections so you know your drainage installation (or drain repairs or sewer repairs) meet all building regulations.

We’re also experts in drainage health and safety, so you can be sure your trench excavation and drainage works comply with all current safety standards.

Getting your drainage groundworks up and running

Our team work across the Windsor, Slough, Maidenhead, Bracknell, Berkshire and the Greater London area and are ready to help with your drainage groundworks projects. They can install new sewer connections, or make repairs to failing drainage systems. Visit our services page for more information.

Just give our team a call and we’ll help you every step of the way.