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A photo of digging to install surface water drainage
A team to be proud of I was recently on-site with one of my teams and was astounded at how committed they were. This job (A nursing home with a small car park) warranted additional labour and an extra team. The nursing homeowner was very worried about the disturbance to his residents and visitors. He was also concerned...
Don't keep your head in the sand, make your septic tank or treatment plant last as long as possible.
Emptying of septic tanks, treatment plants, pumping chambers. Emptying your septic tank regularly may be cheap but is that all there is to it? Regular emptying of your septic tank or treatment plant is necessary to keep the system working well for you. As we go about our daily lives, our private sewage systems are...
Don't let your party or gathering be remembered for the bad smell of raw sewage!
The worst time to have a blocked drain is when there are lots of people! At Christmas time, a New Year's Eve party, birthday party or any party or gathering for that matter! The party, large or small – Most hosts, organisers, or managers; would pay ANYTHING, to solve the terrible inconvenience of sewage problems as...
This is a photo of our ASL Limited busy truck!
What a year for drainage! During another year of ups and downs around Covid 19 we managed to help over 1300 people with their drainage maintaining safe procedures and following Government Guidelines (even when they weren't following them themselves!). Ranging from simple blocked drains through drain installations...
If the public drains are overflowing how do we know just where it's going?
Many households are unaware they are contributing to the pollution of our rivers. If you don’t know where the rainwater that falls on your property drains away to - how can you be sure it is not getting into our public or private sewage systems? When an overwhelming amount of surface water floods our drains we see it...
Solid fats collected from cooking to be disposed of in the food bin rather than down the drain.
So who lets fat go down their drain? "Me no I don't put fat down my sink, ever!" (avoids line of sight by looking into the air and whistling) ... Ah but that's not what I asked? I guess it's not just me then. None of us does it consciously (I hope). I know, I know, we should all know better, but unless we are actively...
This is a photo of wet wipes found blocking a drain in Guildford, Surrey
When considering the state of our environment, it is our habits and actions that are taking a huge toll on global warming. We have arrived! Natural resources are decreasing because of polluting our rivers and fossil fuels; greenhouse gasses contribute to climate change. If we truly want to save our environment, we need...
A pumping station with float switches showing pumps at the bottom.
A pumping station, roughly speaking, is a chamber containing guide rails to guide the pumps down to the bottom or lift them out again. The guide rails are very accurate and guide the pump down to, and connect snug to the connection, to the outfall pipe that leads to the main sewer pipe in the main public road. See our...
A schematic diagram for illustration of a collapsed drain.
Structural drain lining can restore the smooth flow of drain pipes without having to dig up the surface above. Before the lining goes into the drain, the shape is restored to the drain by 're-rounding' it from the inside. The liner can be inserted or installed from manhole to manhole (inspection chamber to inspect...
a recurring blocked drain can indicate a collapse in the drain that can be fixed with structural drain lining.
Too many blocked drains? If you have a recurring blocked drain every couple of months; the untrained eye may find it difficult to detect pitch fibre. The camera's picture is very dark due to the pitch fibre being coloured black, therefore, it gives a poor visual and is often mistaken for sewage (gone black) coating the...

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