A Multitude of Plumbing Issues
Client Locations – Banstead, Holmwood and Burgh Heath
To Identify, locate, trace and gain access to a multitude of plumbing issues. Be it drainage problems, leaks and or appliances seized and or generally not working to any sort of optimum performance. Dabney Plumbing Services will always endeavour to find the most suitable solution.
The drainage problem, Mr Young contacted Dabney Plumbing Services after not succeeding elsewhere. After completing an initial site survey it became apparent that the possible cause for visible excessive surface water ponding on the client’s driveway and causing significant damp damage to the properties solid brick front wall below a bay window and as appearing as damp inside the property.
Also, an ingress of surface water was visible through the next door neighbours retaining wall. It was initially concluded that due to previous bad workmanship and or an oversight when previous building works had been undertaken that the existing vitreous clay pipes had an insufficient gravity gradient or fall and there was a below ground leak. I advised to the client that the problem areas would need to be exposed in patches (a job the client undertook himself).
After a further site visit and testing the now exposed pipe work with mains pressured water, the insufficient gradient became apparent and we also found an open end causing leakage. Dabney Plumbing were contracted to remove the old vitreous clay pipes and the surrounding concrete including two surface water gullies.
The main point of drainage was exposed and cut with an angle grinder and converted from 125mm vitreous clay to 110 mm below ground plastic with a suitable adaptor. Trenches were dug, cleared and prepared, new plastic below ground drainage laid with a branch piece and two new adjustable rain water gullies with hoppers added. All drainage pipe work laid upon pea shingle for flexibility. On completion the plastic gullies were permanently set in concrete haunching for permanent support.
Two concealed thermostatic showers were not providing sufficient hot water and were not functioning correctly. Existing tiles had to be carefully cut with an angle grinder using a diamond encrusted blade. Solid walls opened up to expose the concealed shower valves and pipework. Hot and cold pipework tested to avoid a cross over occurring. Supplies isolated, alterations made to existing pipework to suit new concealed shower valves.
A solid fixing provided to attach the new shower valves. Pipework fully flushed through to avoid any flux causing damage to the new cartridges. Supplies reinstated and the shower valves fully tested for a minimum of 24-hours. Walls plastered flat in a suitable bonding plaster. Tiles replaced to suit existing tile patterns to form seamless lines, tiles grouted where necessary and the showers final chrome fittings added. In each instance Dabney Plumbing prefers to use quality products of repute with decent warranties. An Aqualisa Midas 110 column shower and A Bristan Prism both thermostatic suitable for high pressure systems were used.
To fully check, test and commission all works. To carry out a full optimum performance test and sign all works off. Explain operational procedures of all products installed to client. To provide any relevant paperwork and warranties.