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Category Archives: How-tos & Expert Advice

  • How to block pave a driveway

    If you’re looking for an easy way to update your driveway, why not consider block paving? Block paving a driveway is a relatively easy and straightforward way of updating ...Read More

  • Landscaping Fabrics Buyer’s Guide

    Do you dream of sprawling on your lush, sweet-smelling lawn on a summer’s day – yet yours is soggy, waterlogged and full of unsightly weeds? Perhaps you’ve got your ...Read More

  • How to use an air admittance valve

    What is an air admittance valve? Air admittance valves, also known as AAVs or durgo valves, are valves that help to rebalance the pressure within a soil pipe to normal ...Read More

  • How to carry out a soil percolation test

    Soil percolation tests, known casually as perc tests, determine how fast soil absorbs water. It’s used to work out which method of drainage the area should use as different ...Read More

  • Tips and advice on using a soakaway

    What is a soakaway? Soakaways are mainly created as a solution to standing surface water. They consist of a large hole or pit that receives surface water from a drainage ...Read More

  • Geotextile membranes explained

    What are geotextile membranes? Geotextile membranes are pieces of fabric that are inserted into the ground as a form of protective membrane. They have a number of different functions and ...Read More

  • How to avoid a blocked soakaway system

    A soakaway system is designed to hold excess rainwater and release it slowly into the surrounding soil to prevent waterlogging and flooding. Twinwall or coil pipes underground feed into a ...Read More

  • Why use soakaway crates instead of rubble?

    Here at Drainage Superstore we are always looking for ways in which we can help our customers, whether it is offering advice and guidance, or recommendations of the best product ...Read More

  • How to clean conservatory guttering

    Conservatories are a great addition to your home, maximising the use of daylight, and making the perfect lounge or dining room, but the guttering is often hard to clean. A ...Read More

  • Damp Proofing Buyer’s Guide

    Black spots on the wall, an unpleasant smell and a cold, clammy feel in certain areas of the house? You may be experiencing an issue with damp. This unattractive and ...Read More

  • What cleaning products can I use with a septic tank?

    There are numerous theories, thoughts and myths surrounding which cleaning products can and can’t be used in homes with septic tanks. Here at Drainage Superstore we’ve put together ...Read More

  • Everything you need to know about blocked drains

    Blocked drains can often be incredibly inconvenient, causing overflows of water and other matter, damaging flooring and property and preventing water from draining away. But what causes blocked drains, how ...Read More

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