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ESSENTIAL - Drainlaying - a very small job with the best access.

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Posted 1 week ago

Why is this Essential - our stormwater drainage has been broken by a contractor not working for us. This has resulted in the line breaking and getting blocked. This causes water to flood back into the building when it rains. (I have no idea of price. It's PVC with easy access. I'm not a drainlayer. )

Replace around 2 metres of drainage line. The line is clay pipe. It's stormwater. about 400mm down in Onehunga topsoil.

I have dug down, found the break and cleared space around it. But each time it rains more of the sides of the hole collapse in meaning I have to keep digging it out or the line blocks and we get flooded.

The clay pipe is 100mm diameter by the looks of it. I have cleared line either side and the line is out of alignment. I assume that's because a digger smacked into it.

I assume line replacement will be PVC with connectors and it needs to be to council standard with an invoice. We will pay immediately and pass the bill on to the party responsible for them to reimburse us.

Council have been down and inspected the damage. While the damage was caused laying a public line. They advise the line is private and until they do a full investigation cannot get any repair done for some weeks. They suggested in the circumstances we get it repaired and then that becomes an issue between us and the contractor.

So the piece of line may be 2 metres that needs replacing or if going to the next piece of concrete it would be 3 metres long.

The connection at the building end would need to be a Y or whatever to pick up the line that comes from inside the building and to have a rising pipe to above ground level to pick up the down pipe. So this pipe would stand up from the line about 500mm.

Feel free to call me if you have questions or want pictures sent through. It's not urgent urgent because I can keep clearing the hole and being Onehunga topsoil the water disappears. It is urgent because anytime that line blocks will be when it's raining and the last time I was digging in the rain at 1am.

You'll be working by your self in a coned of area. See pictures. We do not have Covid-19 nor symptoms.

We can pay with real money if you need to make sure you got payment for the work or if you are with ASB we can do an immediate deposit. We do require a receipt for the works. (And I am assuming getting funds form the ATM for you won't be an issue). We are after a better price than drop everything and get here immediately. We want to be as fair as we can to the contractor.

They did break two lines but the other is an external downpipe and so I wouldn't say it's essential because there is no back flow into the building. Basically the same issue except this line is at the surface. I'm expecting material like finer metal placed around the line to protect it. Or whatever is normally done. These guys will be back in 4 weeks and running a digger over the line that is broken. It would be nice to get both done while you are here but only one job is essential. The last pictures are of the second line. You can see it's at the surface. They broke the clay upstand and just sat it in place. And broke the clay pipe here as well and replaced it with PVC. But these guys are real cowboys. The used three pieces of pipe. And because the last piece of pipe didn't go over the clay pipe they cut the pipe in half to sleeve the clay pipe and left a whole lot of dirt in the pipe.

iDrain are the contractors that did this. I'd avoid using them at all cost. They're clearly cowboys who do a terrible job. And to think if our line didn't block thanks to them breaking it and backfilling we'd have never know what the new line was like under the concrete when it got poured. Cowboys.

We will need photo's of the work before it is backfilled. And we will need your registration details. This needs to be a proper job. Thanks.

If I can't get a price on doing this my only other choice is to dig a channel to the kerb and smash out the kerb stone to allow the water to escape when it rains heavily.

Thanks. Des and Amy.


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