Concrete Guttering Cheshire

What are concrete gutters?

Concrete gutters are also referred to as ‘Finlock gutters’. They are gutters installed around the house to move rainwater and close the gaps at the top of the bricks. Concrete gutters are most found on homes that were built between the 1950s and 1970s.

 

What are concrete gutters?

Concrete gutters were used all over the UK; tens of thousands of homes still have them installed. They were used as a cheaper approach to replacing the cast iron gutters in home building due to the steel shortage. Concrete gutters were believed to be a low maintenance approach to the guttering in Cheshire and a large portion of the UK. Unfortunately, concrete gutters are at best, prone to leaking. At worst, hazardous. Gutter repairs in Cheshire may not be the best solution for yourself and CGS 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 vary in length and range between 200mm and 250mm. They are usually reinforced with iron rods and sealed with bitumen. Bitumen is a viscous material used in road surfacing and roofing due to its waterproofing nature and corrosion resistance.

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

The biggest issue with concrete guttering is that concrete is porous. Concrete has gaps of air where water can get into and weaken it. Concrete gutter removal companies in Cheshire 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 Cheshire 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 Replacement is going to become necessary the longer the concrete guttering is left up. Concrete Gutters in Cheshire, need to be changed to a more efficient and damage-resistant material. Depending on what you need, there is a solution for you. UPVC for example is a lightweight material that is watertight and much better at dealing with the weather. UPVC is also cheaper regarding gutter repairs. UPVC is also much more appealing to look at, concrete is notoriously a cold grey colour that detracts from the beauty of your home.

 

Quality concrete gutter replacements in Cheshire 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 dedicated to 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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