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.