Location: Roadside drainage in Gainsborough
The problem: Surface water flooding caused by a blocked drainage ditch
The solution: Ditch cleared, connections located, cleared and mapped
The benefit to the client: Risk of surface water flooding reduced and routine maintenance can be undertaken
The drainage problem
Over a number of years, the ditch had filled with silt and discarded rubbish. In addition, it was heavily overgrown. The connections feeding into the ditch were not known and there were no records showing their locations. Due to the amount of debris in the ditch the outlets were buried and blocked.
The drainage Solution
Full traffic management was used involving 3-way lights to enable safe access to the ditch. We cleared it of all rubbish and debris, located and cleared all connections. We then mapped the ditch, its connections and recorded their locations to allow regular maintenance to take place.
The series of images displays the blocked drainage outlet which was causing the flooding problems and the excavation work which was done to resolve the problem.
Contact us for more information if you have surface water flooding issues.