Concrete Gutter Replacement In Gloucestershire

Why were concrete gutters used?

Concrete gutters are still in use in many parts of the UK with of 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 to be lower maintenance guttering in a large swathe 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 Gloucestershire could not be the best solution for yourself; Concrete Gutter Specialists have experts that will find the best solution for you.

 

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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 thick liquid material used for surfacing roads and roofing due to its waterproofing nature and corrosion resistance.

What are the problems caused from concrete guttering in Gloucestershire?

Water ingress

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

 

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.

 

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 gutter replacements in Gloucestershire are in high demand. What most want is the assurance that it will be done right the first time. Concrete Gutter Specialists offers the stability of a large guttering company so we can offer a guarantee of work that some smaller 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 yourself from unnecessary maintenance costs!

 

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