Although land drainage pipes are installed to prevent the build-up of excess surface water, it’s crucial that you maintain them properly to ensure their longevity.
Luckily, there are a few simple things you can do to extend the life of your land drainage solutions.
For example, checking the watercourse is free of any silt or debris will allow water to run freely – eliminating potential blockages.
Another great way to assess how well your land drainage pipes are performing is to examine the outfalls. Keep an eye out for roots, branches, dead animals and other materials blocking the flow. If you spot any blockages, it’s worth contacting drainage contractors, as they can use jets, rods, cutters and excavation equipment to eradicate the problem.
Wet spots on your land or plants not growing properly indicate that your land drainage may be damaged. Having a percolation test carried out by a professional will enable you to check the soil structure and make sure the soil conditions are favourable.
For more tips, check out our blog ‘Top 5 tips for maintaining land drainage’. And if you have any questions, contact us.