Concrete Gutter Removal Nottinghamshire

Why were concrete gutters used?

Concrete gutters are still in use in many parts of the UK with tens of thousands of homes that still have them installed. They were used as they were a cheap approach to replacing the iron gutters used in house builds as steel was at a premium between 1950 and 1970.

Concrete gutters were considered lower maintenance guttering in a large part of the UK. Regrettably, it has become clear that concrete gutters are an underwhelming drainage solution, and they could lead to serious problems. Gutter repairs in Nottinghamshire could not be the best solution for yourself but CGS has experts that will find the best solution for you.

 

How are they installed?

Concrete Finlock gutters are comprised of two troughs, lined up horizontal. One of the troughs is visible, and the other is against the wall to cover the cavity. They range in length depending on application and range between 200mm and 250mm. They are usually reinforced with iron rods and sealed with bitumen. Bitumen is a thick liquid material used for surfacing roads and roofing due to its waterproof nature and corrosion resistance.

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What are the different problems that can arise from concrete guttering in Nottinghamshire?

Water ingress

Between the concrete guttering and external walls, cold water will settle next to the wall and cause damp. Damp will cultivate mould and can grow and get onto your lungs, which can be fatal. Concrete Gutter Replacement in Nottinghamshire will stop building damage if it is done as soon as possible.

Sunken Guttering

Guttering will move and loosen over time, causing the concrete guttering to sink. Concrete is heavy and as the weather takes effect, it will slip which could cause water to get into the walls and cause damp. In extreme cases, the concrete guttering can fall from the roof.

 

Why would you need a concrete gutter replacement company in Nottinghamshire?

One of the fundamental issues with concrete guttering is that concrete is porous. Concrete has pockets of air where moisture can get into and weaken the structure. Concrete gutter removal companies in Nottinghamshire would be able to remove the gutters before they damage your home.

If the guttering develops cracks, then the water could damage the interior walls in your home. If this happens then it will cost thousands more to locate the damage, remove the guttering and repair any structural damage. You can opt for gutter repairs in the Nottinghamshire area instead of a full gutter replacement, but you will only be putting off a necessary refurbishment.

 

What are the advantages of replacing concrete gutters?

Concrete gutter removal will eventually become unavoidable. Concrete Gutters around West Midlands will need to be upgraded to a more resilient material. UPVC for example is a material that is both lighter and watertight. UPVC is also cheaper to repair. UPVC is a more attractive material to look at, concrete has a cold grey colour that has a negative effect on the beauty of your home. If you need to replace your windows, concrete gutters will most likely be too heavy for the frames. Newer windows don’t come with the reinforcements necessary to stop the gutters from falling. which causes new windows to bow under the weight of the wet blocks of concrete.

 

Quality concrete gutter replacements in Nottinghamshire are in high demand. What most want is the assurance that it will be done right the first time. CGS offers the stability of a large guttering company so we can offer a guarantee of work that some smaller, one-man band, companies cannot. With a turnover of over £3 million last year: we are one of the largest companies for replacing concrete guttering in the UK. Get in touch with us today to see how we can save you from unnecessary maintenance costs!

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