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 amount 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 Staffordshire could not be the best solution for yourself; 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 thick liquid material used for surfacing roads and roofing due to its waterproofing nature and corrosion resistance.
What are the different problems that can arise from concrete guttering in Staffordshire?
Between the concrete guttering and external walls, cold water will settle next to the wall and cause damp. Concrete Gutter Replacement in Staffordshire will stop building damage if it is done as soon as possible. Damp will cultivate mould and can grow and get onto your lungs, which can be fatal.
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 Staffordshire?
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 Staffordshire 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 Staffordshire area instead of a full concrete gutter replacement, but you will only be putting off a necessary refurbishment.
Why choose CGS for Gutter Replacement in Staffordshire?
Quality concrete gutter replacements in Staffordshire 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 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!