Wondered if anyone here could offer any suggestions. My parents are
having their driveway re-done with block paving. They got some guys in
to do the job and when they were using the concrete breaker on the
original path they also broke an underground drainage pipe which
serves the house guttering drain pipe one end. Rather than let them do
a bodge repair before they lay the paving down I'd like some advice.
There is a picture of the damage here:
Now beyond breaking it right up to the original connections either end
is there any way of fixing it in-situ? I ask this because the whole
thing has been set in loads of concrete and trying to remove it looks
like being a task,in fact just trying to get a clean cutting point
either end is hard because as you try to chip away the outer concrete
the drain gets chipped or broken. I was thinking of placing a plastic
sleeving within the pipe to repair it and then sealing it with some
fibre glass system. What do you think?
No, they don't have insurance. It's one guy who was recommended
through a friend (and his helping hand) and from what I have learned
speaking to him over the last week he is a jack of all trades, master
of none. He initially said he had done block paving but it turns out
he did it in someones back garden. He keeps telling my parents how he
did them a special low price and never took into consideration how
thick the concrete was going to be to break, so I think I know where
this is going to head. So it's up to me get it fixed because I know if
he undertakes it he will just stick a bin liner over it.
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