Positioning and maintaining above ground rainwater goods is imperative to running a trouble free dwelling.
Of course, these items are not obvious as they are unseen. However, that is the reason you have approached a professional building contractor in the first instance.
The positions and layout of rainwater drainage should be carefully planned with your building contractor. Advice should always be sought from your local water utility provider, especially if these works require the installation of ground soakaways or modifications to below ground drainage systems[link to below ground drainage considerations section]
Considerations should be taken into account to allow future maintenance and repairs above ground drainage. In particular, think of the future, when you need access to clean gutters and unblock your gully traps. Maintaining and cleaning rainwater drains is important to the longevity on your home and ultimately will reduce future repair bills.
Failure to correctly install and maintain above ground rainwater drainage can lead to internal water ingress and damp affecting internal decorations and walls. See our article on common interior wall problems [link to internal article]
If you require assistance with the planning of your rain water drainage then contact us today.