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New Drain Installation



Yorkshire is notorious for having a high density clay ground, this isn't optimal for ground water or surface water drainage. Many properties whether domestic properties or commercial buildings may be subjected to ground or surface water close to the footings and walls. This persistent water ingress can cause issues such as internal & external damp or subsidence however these issues can be rectified. 


HDC Drainage & Civils are specialist in installing French Drains across Harrogate, Wetherby, York & Leeds. We install a perforated pipe wrapped in 20mm clean gravel and non woven geotex, This is then connected via a non return valve and straight pipe to the existing drainage system or a soak-away system, allowing the ground water affecting the property to be diverted away from the footings and foundations. Similarly Land Drainage is installed with the same process across gardens or fields, allowing water to be filtered from the ground stopping flooding and over saturation. 


For surface water issues that may affect areas such as driveways our team based in Leeds can install channel and grate drains. These are used to catch the water run of from the surface and divert it via a pea trap gully into the existing drainage system. Predominately found at the top or bottom of driveways, around garages or across hard standing surfaces in car parks and car washes these effective channel and grate drainage systems stops surface water flooding from affecting your home or business. 


HDC Drainage & Civils specialises in the installation and replacement of soak-away's & attenuation tanks, working on small projects for residential customers to keep their gardens in good condition and on larger projects such as housing developments. A soak-away is a system which allows the surface water to run into an excavation filled with crates and clean gravel. The design lets water percolate back into the earth at a steady rate. These are required in areas where there aren't pre-existing combined or surface water drains available or where new extensions or outbuildings are being installed. There are restrictions & regulations to soak-away's which must be adhered to, if you are unsure if this system is suitable for you then please get in touch and our specialist team will be able to advice you. 

Unlike a soak-away system attenuation tanks are installed prior to surface water entering the main drainage system. Yorkshire Water rarely allows new connections for surface water to the mains drainage system, a soak-away tends to be the only option to disperse this water. If a soak-away is not viable due to location than an application can be made to Yorkshire Water for a new connection. An attenuation tank holds the water coming from the property until it reaches a certain level, where it then flows through a restricted opening into the mains system. This is done in order to control the rate the water flows into the main drainage system, reducing the risk of flooding the Yorkshire Water drains. For more information on the installation of attenuation tanks for your project please get in touch with our technical team. 



For domestic customers and commercial clients with aspirations for a new build, an extension or a similar type of property development, HDC Drainage & Civils provides a full drainage installation service. We can offer a range of development options for you, from carrying out all relevant applications, designing the new systems, installation of all new systems including highway connections. Our team are Street Works qualified allowing as to work in conjunction with the relevant water bodies and councils to ensure a fully functioning system to the relevant building regulations. 


We also offer an internal service to change drainage layouts when homeowners in Leeds, Wakefield, Harrogate, York or West Yorkshire move a kitchen or bathroom into another part of the property.


If required to, we work closely with project managers and any other contractors onsite to perform a full, fast and effective installation to an agreed specification, timescale and budget. Please contact us on 07496 799 158 for help, advice and assistance with new builds and property extensions.

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