Blocked Drains in Northern Beaches
Buoyed by all of the renovation shows on television Matthew had convinced his wife Jade that he was quite capable of renovating the garden and laying dome drainage by himself. He had attended some do it yourself classes and had done some product research and felt confident that he could do this job and save the pair some money in the process.
He was removing some old rotten garden beds and intended to make a flat surface that could be used as a grassed area and then build brick retaining walls complete with drainage to ensure that there were no puddles of water on the grassed area.
He began by removing the existing tangle of bushed and weeds as well as the rotten railway sleepers. He had hired a skip bin to take care of all of the rubbish and had already had the new interlocking bricks delivered to build the walls with.
He spent many weekends constructing his garden masterpiece and Jade was impressed with how good it looked. Matthew had laid a series of drains to run down the side of the house and connect into the existing storm water. Although it turned out to be a bigger job than he thought he was happy with his progress.
With all of the work and effort going into the project he was posting pictures on the web of how good everything was going and how he thought he was pretty awesome for saving so much money doing it himself.
One of his friends commented on his pictures of the progress and suggested, much to Matthews surprise, that before he get too much further he should get a plumber to check the work to ensure that he had it set out properly. Matthew was a bit upset by the comment and told Jade what his friend had said. Over dinner they decided that their friend might be right and they would get a plumber to have a look at Matthew’s work.
They called Your Neighbourhood Plumber Northern Beaches to run his professional eye over the project. The plumber was suitably impressed with Matthews work however he said “Without sounding smart, you have to remember that water doesn’t flow uphill and drainage is all about gravity. Incorrect pipe installation with inadequate fall could contribute to the build-up of particles and debris and could eventually result in blocked drains.”
Since the site was still left open the plumber was able to adjust the angle of the pipes and allow for better flow. He also checked the connection to the existing storm water drainage and supplied a proper junction to help avoid tree root penetration.
Matthew was really pleased that he talked to the plumber before continuing the project as it could have been heartbreaking if he had to dig it up later. The services of a Professional Northern Beaches Plumber saved a potential nightmare for Matthew.
If you have ongoing drainage problems, need to repair or lay drains, the best practice is to call a plumber. Using a professional Northern Beaches Plumbing Service will ensure the job is done properly and save you money in the long run.
Call your local plumber on 0402 067 088.