Drain Repairs

If drains on your property have become damaged or simply fallen victim to wear and tear, we can help. Our team of specialists have years of experience and are happy giving their expert advice. Minor drain repairs can be quoted for and usually started the same day. Larger projects can be fully scoped and fixed prices provided before the work is scheduled.

Damaged drains can lead to further problems such as sewage leaking and improper draining of waste, so it’s best to get them fixed as soon as possible.

Tree root damage and drain collapses are other frequent reasons for drainage systems needing repairs. Blocked drains are often an indication of problems that need repair.

Customer reviews

  • Excellent service. Emergency drainage issue and Aspect were here in less than 1 hour and the problem was resolved swiftly. Very friendly and helpful staff.

    David, Streatham, SW16

  • Explained the problem, and didn't try to up sell me expensive work. A simple fix with a plunger was all that was required. He was friendly, helpful and honest. Would use Aspect again based on my experience.

    Alex, Hampstead, NW3

  • We had a drainage problem in our kitchen that was fairly bad. The tradesman was quick, efficient and to the point. Didn't take too long to do which made me feel at ease and gave some good advice too!

    Melanie, Mitcham, CR4

Drain repairs we can do

Our drainage experts can carry out a variety of drain repairs. We’re commonly called out to repair worn out or fractured pipework which is causing problems. Similarly, deformed pipework can be an issue in houses built between the 1940s and 1970s, as during this time it was common for pipes to be made from pitch fibre. This has since been discovered to warp easily and break under heavy pressure. 

Our drain repair services include:

  • Patch lining; “no dig” repairs
  • Repairs to misaligned pipework 
  • Installing new joints
  • Repairing collapsed drains
  • Installing new sections of pipe
  • Manhole repairs

Our drainage engineers are also able to carry out smell investigations. If you notice a smell coming from your washing machine or sink plug hole, for example, this could be methane due to backed up drains.

To identify any cracks or weak spots in drains for domestic or commercial properties, our experts have three main techniques. The first is to explore the pipework using a CCTV camera and visually check for cracks. With the knowledge from the video footage, work can begin on any necessary internal patch work and fixing specific sections of pipe.

The second method is what’s known as dye testing. Fluorescent green dye is flushed through the pipework to show where leaks in the pipework may be. 

Lastly, gas pellets are used on any external stack pipes. The pellets are released at the bottom of the pipework and as the gas rises up through the stack, it’s easy to see where it escapes and which areas need repairs.

For a thorough survey of your drain network, book in a CCTV drain survey with us.

“No dig” options for drain repair

No dig options are versatile and non-invasive, and are a way of repairing small-scale damage from the inside of the drain. Relining drains like this is suitable for cracked or broken drains and will cause little to no disruption.

The process involves inserting a liner soaked in special resin into the pipe then expanding it against the inside of the pipe using an inflated airbag. The resin cures into a solid by use of hot water or UV light, and is adhered to the pipe, sealing off the cracks or damage. 

Performing repairs in this way is much faster and therefore more cost-effective than excavation work to replace sections of pipe. It’s particularly useful in cases where the affected drain or pipework runs underneath an extension or other area where excavating is impossible.

Digging or excavating is usually a last resort for drain repairs but may be required if the drain has a collapsed section or is too difficult to access for repair from the inside. This involves digging up the surrounding area in order to access the problem area of the drain. When we need to carry out this type of repair, we use specialist coring and digging equipment to keep disruption to a minimum. 

No hidden extras

What you get from Aspect

  • Experienced & vetted tradespeople
  • 24 hour availability for all trades
  • Dedicated Service Support Manager
  • Aspect Guarantee on workmanship
  • Peace of mind from trade accreditation

Occasional extra costs

  • Parts and materials used
  • Collection of parts and materials
  • Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) charge

We won’t charge you for

  • Cost of parking
  • Fuel or travel time
  • Congestion Charge

Some of our accreditations

We’re fully trade accredited. Aspect is registered with the National Association of Drainage Contractors (NADC). When you book an Aspect drainage engineer you can count on getting the professional expertise you’re looking for.

Need more info before booking? Someone from our team can call you.  Request a callback

Non-return valves and sump pumps

Non-return valves allow water out one way and prevent fluid coming back in, and are a vital installation in drains. In the event of excess flooding, it means that drainage is less likely to run back the wrong way into a property. Our drainage engineers can install and repair non-return valves.

Sump pumps are commonly used in London to prevent flooding in floors beneath the water table. They prevent the build-up of  backflow or overflow water in basements or crawl spaces. 

If you have a sump pump installed already, our engineers can perform maintenance checks, repairs, or install a replacement. Blockages which are preventing the pump from working can also be cleared.

Account customers

We have a dedicated team of account handlers to support multi-site customers and commercial properties: Restaurants, Bars, Offices, Retail, Landlords, Letting Agencies, Hotels, Schools, Embassies, Care Homes and more

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