What are concrete gutters?
Concrete gutters are also referred to as Finlock gutters. They are drainage gutters installed around a home to safely remove rainwater and close the cavities at the top of the bricks. Concrete gutters are most found on homes that were built between the 1950s and 1970s.
Why were concrete gutters used?
Concrete gutters were used nationwide; tens of thousands of homes still have them installed to this day. They were introduced as a cost-effective approach to replacing the use of cast iron gutters in home building due to the shortage of steel.
Concrete gutters were believed to be a low maintenance approach to the guttering in Manchester and a large portion of the UK. Unfortunately, it has become apparent that concrete gutters are at best inefficient; at worst dangerous. Gutter repairs in Manchester may not be the best solution for yourself and CGS has experts that will find the best solution for you.