Drainage can be damaged by tree root intrusion. If you suffer from a burst water pipe or any other leakage, water damage may also cause subsidence by washing away soil from beneath the property. A collapsed drain can also cause movement of a building.
Property owners should always maintain the drainage and be aware of signs of potential problems which can include loss of water in traps, cracked pipes, damaged seals and blockages – all can lead to more serious issues if not addressed. Property Defects can organise full CCTV surveys of the drainage system in determining the condition and identifying any faults. If drainage has not been constructed correctly, the resulting damage could be deemed a Latent Defect which would generally be covered under a Warranty Policy.