Drain outside from the kitchen blocked, have used some stuff from
B & Q but not shifting it. Think it needs jetting
The job involves a Victorian basement soakaway drain that backs up in heavy persistent periods of rain and would flood the celler but for a pump installed in the pipe. We have been advised to install a stormwater gulley but not sure if this is the best method of dealing with the problem and need further advice and would appreciate personal attendance to check the job and quote.
The job involves a Victorian basement soakaway drain that backs up in heavy persistent periods of rain and would flood the celler but for a pump installed in the pipe. We want to get rid of the pump and are considering either an overflow gulley to block the pipe when certain levels reached or a soakaway being constructed (this latter is not our preferred option). We need advice and would appreciate personal attendance to check the job and quote
Belle Vue, SY3
Recently my partner and myself bought a property and began renovation work on 7th August 2012. We wanted an upstairs first floor bathroom like everyone else down the terrace has done, so after a couple of weeks the downstairs toilet, sink and bath were taken out, existing foul toilet pipe with existing AAV removed and new full height SVP vented to the atmosphere inserted and sealed at it's base into this extg hole. 2 bungs have been placed in the concrete floor where the existing foul pipe is and where sink and bath used to be, and the new sanitaryware positioned upstairs as desired, and all working correctly.
Since then a foul sewerage smell has started getting bigger and more prominent on a daily basis, to the point where as of today the whole new kitchen smells of egg (methane) and sewage, and we cannot live in our house which is near completion as the smell is driving us crazy. We have had 2 plumbers and Dyno rod round to look at the problem, and both said the smell is not internal as everything is flushing away from the house and down the SVP and out the existing clay drain in the Kitchen, so the problem more than likely lies in the existing foul pipe coming from the back of the house going into the the mains combined system. We have got Severn Trent coming out today or tomorrow, but are fearing that they will not be able to help as they will not rod or jet a private drainpipe, which I though Dyno rod would have done. When we moved in and began work all those weeks ago the back yard is covered in paving slabs,with a combined sewer manhole cover located somewhere beneath the sandy soil. We beleive that the combined sewer manhole chamber is in our back yard as the Severn Trent map of sewers for this area shows this. However we dont know where it is, we dont know if we have bent the foul sewer or private pipe or bust a joint by having a skip on the back patio on four occaisions. We dont know if its just blocking up because it was out of use for a while, and cant even establish this as we cannot find the manhole cover to take a look! We try and stick it out hoping the smell will go way, but recently my partner has had nose bleeds and we have both been dizzy and nauseous. Wish we hadnt of bought the property now for all the grief it's causing us.
Is their a specialist who can assess the exact problem and find a solution?
Belle Vue, SY3
To install a drain line to allow washing machine to be relocated in garage.
Cross Houses, SY5
install new septic tank and soakaway
Bayston Hill, SY3
Internal floor settlement near kitchen and bathroom waste pipes
RWP with access at top and a rodding eye at the bottom. Blocked by debris from a rooks nest plus slit off the tower roof