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Category Archives: How-tos & Expert Advice

  • Gutter types: which type of gutter is best for your project?

    When working on a building project, it is important that you choose the most suitable guttering materials for the job. Whether you’re working on a small DIY project such ...Read More

  • How to install a wet room

    Wet rooms are a great alternative to a shower or bathroom. Providing practicality, style and a touch of luxury, wet rooms are becoming increasingly popular, and we’ve created a ...Read More

  • How to improve garden drainage

    Garden drainage can be a sore subject through the colder, wetter months for some homeowners and landlords as cold weather solidifies mud and rain comes down far too often. Whilst ...Read More

  • How do I build a pond?

    There are several considerations before building a pond that need to be thought through. Once these considerations have been made then it’s possible to build a pond in a ...Read More

  • How does a rainwater diverter work?

    Drainage Superstore is proud to offer a range of rainwater diverters from brands such as Lindab, Brett Martin, Hargreaves and Alumasc, to work with your roofline drainage system. Choose from ...Read More

  • 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

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