Drain Repairs

Drain Repair

Our drainage repair department offers a full drain repair or replacement service for any drain-related problem. As well as fully trained teams of excavation and repair engineers, we offer a no-dig repair alternative.

Local Structural Repair

If your pipes, drain or sewer requires a localised repair, our engineers can offer a cost effective supply and fit solution. Using a localised structural repair kit we achieve a permanent and watertight repair which is tested to WRC standard. Available for pipe, drains and sewers with diameters from 100-1200mm.

Our emergency plumbers are available to manage and control the prospective work, applying to the local council on your behalf, and we are also on hand to help customers with any potential insurance claim.

When new drain pipework made from plastic uPVC is laid for new builds or extensions very few problems occur. However, it is suggested that existing drains need maintenance CCTV checks for service ability. This would reduce the “unexpected” inconvenience caused by major remedial work or emergency drain clearance.

Other common materials used for drainage pipework are clay ware and pitch fibre.

Repairs to clay ware are carried out by either digging up the defective area, carrying out a spot repair or replacing the complete length. In addition, if the damage is within limits, a repair can be effected by lining the damaged area, with one of a number of materials, dependant upon the pipes purpose. Pitch fibre, although not installed or used anymore, was used extensively in our area. It can also be dug up, spot repaired or replaced. More importantly, Pitch Fibre can also be re-rounded by a machine and returned to its original roundness within a specified tolerance, subject to condition.

The pipe run can then be lined as with clay ware without disturbing the surrounding media, (no dig technology) which may be covered in tarmac, concrete or paving slabs etc. This can be a very cost effective rehabilitation method.


Once the problem has been determined and the job booked in, the Drain Doctor Plumber’s civil’s team will carry out your task very professionally and sympathetically.

The Drain Doctor Plumbing and Drainage civil’s team are here to assist with drainage problems. We are able to take control of the prospective work, applying to the respective council on your behalf, if necessary, and deal swiftly with your insurance company if required, once, you have your claim number.

Call our FREE 24-hour number on 0800 015 1452 for further help or to arrange a site visit and free quote.