Are you laying a new drive?
Before you lay a new drive in any material – tarmac, brick pavers, resin, pressed concrete – have a think about what lies beneath. We get a lot of calls from customers who have had their driveway resurfaced and now have a water leak on their supply pipe… which turns out to be under the newly laid driveway. With resin driveways it can be a real problem with the pipe needing to be rerouted on a much longer distance to avoid cutting the new driveway.
It can be wise to replace a water supply pipe before having works carried out on your driveway, particularly if your pipe is in an old material such as black alkathene, lead or galvanized metal. The very act of laying a new drive can cause trauma to the pipe running underneath and it will subsequently leak.
We can help…
We can provide you with a free no-obligation quotation to renew the supply before the works are carried out.
The regulation depth of a water pipe is between 750 and 1500mm so if you are planning to lay the new drive subsequently, the water supply pipe should be at sufficient depth for its own protection from any surface works.