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Collapsed Drain Repairs

There are many reasons for a drain pipe to collapse.

From heavy rain causing subsoil to give way to tree roots literally crushing the pipe. Even parked cars on a driveway can cause excess weight to build at a specific point which can cause the pipe to crack.

Whatever the reason, if you have suffered from a collapsed drain then it needs to be repaired.

We are JSL Drainage. One of the leading drainage companies in Glasgow. From unblocking drains to repairing collapsed drain pipes for residents across the city.

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Repairing a collapsed drain pipe

A cracked drain pipe can go unnoticed for a period of time, especially if it is not the main drain for the house. The excess water can be absorbed into the soil and you are non the wiser. Alternatively, if it is an obstruction, it can create a temporary blockage which, because the drain is not used consistently, has time to drain away, meaning it is less likely to be noticed.

The first sign that you have a collapsed drain can either be sewage build up in your garden of a foul smell coming from your kitchen or bathroom sink hole.

Repairing a drain pipe is relatively simple (when you are a local drainage expert that is). We use thermal cameras to detect where the collapse point is and can use CCTV drain cameras to confirm this so that we know exactly what area of the drain pipe has collapsed. This is important because it means we know exactly where to dig and that means less mess in your garden AND less time until we can access and repair your collapsed drain.

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With the latest in drain repair technology, we are a local independent drainage company that you can rely on. We use an advanced booking system so we can book you into a set time slot and stick to it. We can even text your mobile to confirm we are on our way.

We will provide you with a quote before we begin any work and we guarantee all of our work for peace of mind.

For a company with real values, we want to change peoples opinion of the trade servies in Glasgow. We want our customers to know that there is a drainage company who will turn up when they say they will, get the job done and tidy up after themselves. All for a fair price.

If that sounds like the kind of service you are looking for, please call our main phone number today to get one of our drainage contractors booked in to repair your collapsed drain pipe.
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Our Company Values

Our values are what helps make JSL Drainage your local recommended drainage company in Glasgow. We pride ourselves on our honest and friendly approach whilst knowing that we have the skills to get the job done. Each any every day, our values help guide us to being the best local drainage company in Glasgow.

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Collapsed Drain Pipe Case Study

A customer in the North of Glasgow who has used our sister division JSL Plumbing had a new driveway fitted. While it looked lovely, the driveway contractor has not added any form of protection for the drain pipe that run below the driveway mono blocking.
Over the next few months, the heavy rain in Glasgow helped to wash away some of the soil protection around the pipe and then, because of where the pipe lay in relation to where the homeowner parked their car, the excess weight caused the drain pipe to collapse because of the weight.

The problem was not noticed at first. Eventually the heavy build up of moss on the driveway because of the dampness beneath caused the owner to investigate. It turns out that while the drain pipe had collapsed, it had not fully blocked the pipe. This allowed water to drain away but at a much slower pace while also seeping into the surrounding soil which cause the dampness build up above.

We removed a section of the monoblock driveway, dug down to the pipe, removed a section and replaced it with new piping. We then ensured that the pipe had more adequate protection and then replaced the mono block driveway stones.

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 |

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  • Jim and his team are fast and reliable. Recommended.
  • Great attention to detail. Definitely recommended.
  • Unblocked my pipes. Excellent service and really well priced - would thoroughly recommend!
  • I've used Jim and his team for 7 or 8 years now, for drainage emergencies and upgrade work. They are reliable and dependable. Totally recommended.
  • I have used this company a few times now and am currently having a job done as I write this. I have met four of the guys in this company and found them all honest, professional and transparent. Always happy to quote for jobs required before confirming if I am happy with costings and commencement dates. Courteous to my tenants and their neighbours. Meeting my endless detail problems! I would thoroughly recommend this company and will use them again as it's rare to find a company you can totally rely on. Communication is top class.
  • Jim came round at very short notice when a blocked pipe was backing water in to my washing machine, sorted the problem quickly and efficiently. Came back the next day and pressure jetted the drains to make sure everything was clear. Great service, highly recommended.
  • Excellent service from JSL. We are a letting agency and always find JSL to be trustworthy and thorough when attending clients' properties.
  • I rang Jim from JSL at 8:00am with an emergency call out. He rang me back 3 minutes later and was at my flat by 9:30am fixing the problem. Easily understood my problem. Friendly with good communication and work Ethic. Came in and got the job done and left. What more do you want. 5 Star Service!
  • I want thank you and your team for all your help with my drainage problem. You and your team’s expertise and attention to detail is outstanding and I would have no hesitation recommending your services. You came out as soon as I called and your initial investigation confirmed that there was potentially a bigger problem hiding somewhere. Where most would have given up, you and your team, in the worse conditions, investigated further to see what the root cause of the problem may be. After many hours of persistence the problem arose which you removed leaving my drainage in the best condition it has ever been. What you found would have cause substantial damage in the future so thank you for taking the time on making sure this job was fully completed to your very high standards. Thank you again,

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