Driveway Gravel

When a house is over one hundred years old (as is the case for many of the sandstone homes in Glasgow), there will always be some unexpected surprises hidden away behind the walls, under the floors and in the garden.

Why do we say that? Well because with any old house, it will have gone through multiple renovations, updates and changes. Not every home owner is as careful as you would want them to be with dealing with these renovations. We have dealt with drainage and plumbing issues on so many old houses where the owner simply did not know that there was once a shower drain under the floor here or a toilet drain over there. And in todays case – an external drain in the driveway. The owner of a home in the North of Glasgow was getting ready for Spring and talking in some gardening. One of their ‘Garden Spring Clean’ objectives was to remove some old rocks and a gravel driveway/front garden so that they could lay down some grass. While they were moving some of the slabs, they heard a loud ‘splosh’ followed by what they described as the sound of rain as they came across a drain cover that had been buried over by a previous owner. Without knowing it, they had lifted one of the sides of the drain cover off and allowed a healthy does of gravel to slip down the drain pipe and block it.

While they tried their best to remove the blockage, too much of it had managed to slip too far down the drain pipe to reach and they needed to call a drainage company.

driveway drainage blocked by stones

Enter JSL. We have worked with this particular customer before fixing a new down pipe for their home so they knew they could call us with confidence. We duly turned up when we said we would and after carrying out an inspection, got to work clearing the drain. We were able to create a ‘catch point’ further down the drain pipe using another access point and then blast the stone gravel in that direction before removing it all. And then for good measure, give the drain pipe another blast just to make sure that everything had been cleared. Considering the amount of gravel that we had collected – it was a good thing that they had called us immediately. This would have definitely caused a blockage at some point but would have been a lot harder to clear without excavating the entire drain pipe in the driveway.
How do we know that? From experience. We have been fixing blocked drains in Glasgow since 2006 and have seen more than our fair share of blockages.

If you have a blocked drain and need an expert drain repair contractor to fix it, call the leading independent drainage company in Glasgow – JSL – today.

Where we cover:

G1, G2, G4 City Centre | G3 Finnieston, Kelvingrove, Woodlands, Park Circus | G5 Gorbals, New Gorbals | G11 Broomhill, Thornwood, Partick | G12 Hyndland, Hillhead, Kelvinside, Kelvindale | G13 Knightswood, Anniesland | G14 Jordanhill, Yoker, Scotstoun | G15 Drumchapel | G20 Firhill, Kelvinside, Maryhill | G31 East End, Dennistoun, Alexandra Park | G32 Tollcross, Mount Vernon | G33 Stepps | G40 East End, Bridgeton | G41 Pollockshields | G42 Govanhill, Queens Park | G43 Shawlands | G44 Cathcart, Croftfoot | G45 Castlemilk | G46 Giffnock | G51 Govan | G52 Hillington | G53 Silverburn, Darnley | G60 Bowling, Old Kilpatrick | G61 Bearsden | G62 Milngavie | G63 Balfron, Strathblane, Kilearn, Blanefield | G64 Bishopbriggs, Torrance, Balmore | G65 Kilsyth | G66 Kirkintilloch, Lenzie, Milton of Campsie, Lennoxtown | G67, G68 Cumbernauld | G69 Moodiesburn, Baillieston | G71 Uddingston, Bothwell | G72 Blantyre, Cambuslang | G73 Rutherglen | G74, G75 East Kilbride | G76 Clarkston | G77 Newton Mearns | G78 Barrhead, Neilston | G81 Clydebank | G82 Dunbarton | G83 Balloch, Alexandria | G84 Helensburgh | ML1 Motherwell | ML2 Wishaw, Newmains | ML3 Hamilton, Ferniegair, Quarter, South Lanarkshire, Limekilnburn | ML4 Bellshill | ML5 Coatbridge | ML6 Airdrie | ML8 Carluke | ML9 Larkhall | PA1, PA2, PA3 Paisley | PA4 Renfrew | PA5 Johnstone | PA7 Bishopton | PA8 Erskine | PA11 Bridge of Weir | PA13 Kilmacolm | PA14 Langbank |

Call us today for all your blocked drain services in Glasgow: 0141 406 1658

JSL Drainage Glasgow

A reliable, professional and trusted drainage firm covering Glasgow and the surrounding areas. For quotations, emergency call outs and commercial contracts please call our head office on 0141 406 1658.


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