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Car Park Drainage Repairs

A team of drain engineers from Direct Drain Services were recently busy installing a drainage system in a car park for a property management company in Sidcup. During and after rainfall, water would pool around the drains, causing flooding and inconvenience to the residents. To solve this problem, two new surface water gullies were installed

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Commercial Drain Cleaning in Middlesex

Drain Clearing & Cleaning in Middlesex

One of the Direct Drain Services teams were recently working at a commercial trading estate in Middlesex to deal with the cleaning, clearing and maintenance of the drains on the site. Our drain engineers worked for two days over the new year to carry out essential drain maintenance work for an existing client. As part of the

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High Pressure Jetting Needed in Crowthorne

Direct Drain were in the affluent village of Crowthorne in the Braknell Forest district of South-eastern Berkshire this week, attending to a blocked communal drain. There was a complaint of very strong sewage in the air so our engineers were called out as a matter of emergency. Our engineer first lifted all the foul manhole

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Direct Drain to the rescue – Two men and a boat

  Direct Drain were at Monks Orchard primary school in Croydon replacing a full 30 metre section of pipe work when the engineer found the rain water gully in the children’s playground was blocked. This was no safe place for a child to play so as a good will gesture our team cleared the blockage.

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World War Two remembered by Direct Drain

  An important part of Britain’s wartime heritage lies hidden on the Hollybank site, off Muswell Hill. A WW2 communal air-raid shelter was built below trees and shrubbery near the rear gardens of Cranmore Way. Our engineers were sent there to measure the shelter and record what they found. A CCTV survey was performed however

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Replacing manhole covers in Heritage Wharf

  Direct Drain Services were sent to Heritage Wharf to replace a broken manhole cover. The old manhole cover was cut out and replaced with a new rectangular cast iron one.  Below is how we would go about this. Our engineers are hot on safety so first barriers are erected before any work goes ahead.

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CCTV drainage survey rainwater pipe

  Our engineers were sent into London to complete an above ground ground CCTV drainage survey of a rainwater pipe work located on the roof of a property in Edmonton. The pipe enables rainwater waste to flow from one roof to another and is believed to be causing leaks within the building. The survey confirmed that

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Direct Drains Preventative Maintenance Service

  We know that emergency blockages in your drainage system can lead to a number of problems, such as flooding, foul odours, the loss of revenue for your business and disruption to your clients, colleagues or staff. That’s why Direct Drain Services offers a Preventative Maintenance Service that guarantees that you won’t experience blockages in

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Surveying drains in Godalming, Surrey

  Our team are out in the historic town of Goldaming, Waverly in Surrey today doing a CCTV survey on the drains there as one of the flats have damp issues within the basement. If you have a problem like this or something similar then get in touch and we can get one of our

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Direct Drain Repairs in Enfield

  The Direct Drain Services team were out in Enfield  today to  complete drain repairs on the premises of a local business. Having arrived on site our drain technicians first made a survey of the site to ascertain what the problem was. It became apparent that their was a broken pump within the drain. Our drain

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