It’s important that inspection chambers and manholes are kept clear of blockages to ensure clear access to underground drainage systems at all times. But who is responsible for cleaning them and how should they be cleaned? Who is responsible for the maintenance of inspection chambers? If an inspection chamber services more than two properties and… Continue reading How should Inspection Chambers be cleaned?
When it comes to manholes and inspection chambers, there are a number of definitions and acronyms that you may need to know. Here’s a helpful list of definitions: Access Point – provision to access a sewer or drain for testing, inspection, maintenance and removal of debris, and includes any manhole or inspection chamber. Adoptable –… Continue reading Useful definitions for Inspection Chambers and Manholes
PVC sewer pipe is now the most widely used drainage system for housing and light commercial applications and serves as an excellent alternative to clay. The UK Government recently set a target of a million new homes across the UK by 2020 and with a rush to build these homes, the demand for PVC sewer… Continue reading Which Sewer Pipe is best – PVC or Clay?
When it comes to selecting which style of inspection chamber is best for your drainage system there are a number of variables to consider. Here’s a useful guide to help you decide between plastic and concrete. What do you need to consider when selecting an inspection chamber? Your choice of inspection chamber is dependent on… Continue reading Which style of Inspection Chamber is best – Plastic or Concrete?
Catchpits play an important role in preventing blockages and water contamination in drainage systems. Without them water could back up in your drainage systems and cause localised flooding. Here’s our mini guide to how catchpits work. What is a Catchpit? A catchpit is an empty chamber that is installed into a drainage system to prevent… Continue reading A Beginners Guide to Catchpits
More and more people are choosing to use PVC pipe as a more affordable clay pipe alternative for their sewage systems. See our infographic below to find out why: PVC pipes-3 For more expert advice please give us a call on 0121 351 3230.
An inspection chamber is an integral part of your underground drainage system. The chamber provides easy access for tests and inspections, as well as cleaning and clearing. For some people, choosing an inspection chamber is a daunting concept, however, this needn’t be the case. At Cotterill Civils we are always on hand to provide you… Continue reading Inspection Chambers – What are your options?
So you know you need to install an inspection chamber but you have a few questions, such as what’s its actual purpose and what’s the difference between adoptable and non-adoptable inspection chambers. To bring you up to speed, we’ve put together this useful guide. What is an Inspection Chamber? An inspection chamber, which is commonly known as… Continue reading A beginners guide to Inspection Chambers