Flooring Screed down drain!!

Discussion in 'Plumbers' Talk' started by arsenalboy, Nov 20, 2005.

  1. arsenalboy

    arsenalboy Member

    Have just had my kitchen floor screeded and unfortunately the young apprentice that was helping poured all the excess screed down the drain.
    Of course he didn't tell anybody and it was 48 hours later that literally the **** hit the fan. The flooring company immediately got a national drain clearing company and it took them a couple of hours to break through with hammer and chisel and apparently clear all the cement latex away.
    The house is victorian and the drains are original i.e., earthenware type. Everything seems ok at the moment but I am concerned that a) the blockage might be only partly cleared or b) that hammer and chisel might have cracked the drain.
    The flooring company is reputable and is not going to disappear overnight. I have told them my concerns and they have said any reasonable problems occuring over the next few months come back to them. I am not happy with this because I don't know what problems might be ahead or am I just being paranoid? How can I get the integrity of the drain checked?
  2. limestone cowboy

    limestone cowboy New Member

    You could have a camera survey done. Firms that do jetting sometimes do this. You can have the survey video recorded.
  3. I think you are being paranoid!

    The flooring company acted responsibly and they have confirmed that if any further problems arise they will deal with them.

    A video survey will cost about £200 and that will achieve nothing concrete.

    Just sit back and enjoy your life and be happy that you employed a reputable company who accepted their liabilities. ( I wonder what happened to the apprentice? )

  4. Dreadnaught Heating

    Dreadnaught Heating New Member

    If a drain survey is carried out, (after a pressure/water level test confirms there is a hole in the system), assuming it can be proved that any leak was as result of the recent 'issue', there is a drain refurb process called 'felt lining'.
    Think, a resin impregnated condom, inflated under pressure, sticking to the insides of the current drain.
    Can save a lot of excavations.
    V. specialist. i.e NOT cheap.
  5. Er... I think he is more concerned with blockages than with leaks!

  6. I think a camera survey would be the only sure way of finding out!
  7. doitall

    doitall New Member

    I would insist on a camera up the old pipe, any broken pipe will be in the building and will get very smelly if allowed to leak.

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