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Can a collapsed drain cause subsidence?

The answer to this is yes, article over, thanks for taking the time out to visit our site and for reading our helpful blogs. Only kidding, grab a brew, pop your feet up. We’re going to tell you everything you need to know about protecting yourself and your property from potential subsidence because of collapsed drains.

How does it happen?

In a nutshell, the ground around your property begins to move or shift, and the most common issue of subsidence is blocked or collapsed drains. The reason for this is that any leaks will form around the soil which eventually will weaken the ground and, in most cases, wash it away, causing your property to effectively become uneven and in some examples sink. The lasting damage of this occurring is an unwanted serious problem, it could cause severe cracks within your internal and external walls. This could become a huge and expensive job to fix.

How do I protect my drains?

If you maintain your drainage system regularly you have a great chance of catching any potential issues. That’s why we highly recommend regular checks. One of our most common and highly recommended methods of doing this is using our high-tech CCTV drain survey. This will give us on the spot access to video footage of your drainage systems and into those areas that are not accessible or visible for us to access normally.

Regular maintenance is key too, always ensure any visible debris is removed and you don’t see any visible cracks appearing.

If you require any further information or would like to call out one of our expert engineers, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

You can reach us on 0800 849 8099 or through our ‘Contact Us’ page.