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DRAINAGE

Pipemasters Specialise in Residential Drainage

If you have flooding issues, your septic tank has spat more than the dummy or you need to make some alterations of even a whole house of new drainage, we have the team that can help, and if its not in one of the options below we probably do that too, there is not much we can’t do.

Storm water solutions

Soak holes, Cesspits, nova coil and channel grate – Just some of the tools to combat the elements when it comes to storm water. Pipe Masters knows area by area what you need to install and how to make your surface water go away. Call us to price up a solution to meet your needs.

Sewer and septic tanks

Pipe Masters is good at getting you out of the proverbial by getting in it ourselves.
We know the code when it comes to sanitary sewer pipe work, and we also install septic tanks and sewage treatment plants (for rural homes) that meet all the requirements of the council. We can get you sorted from the OSET engineers design, right through to installation and ongoing maintenance. Call us to talk through your options today.

Drain unblocking

Pipe Masters can get your drains unblocked, CCTV checked and then to dig up and repair once the issue has been resolved. With blocked drains we treat the cause not just the symptom. We will have your drains flowing in no time!

DRAINAGE TIPS

Soak holes are common place in Tauranga – The mount tends to have the 600/900mm soak hole liners, while the Tauranga avenues/ higher up it is more common place to have the 150mm soak holes drilled to the sand layer. Soak holes do not last forever and sometimes need to be re-drilled and replaced once they are full of silt and rubbish. We recommend installing a cesspit on the lines going to a soak hole to avoid blockages and increase the lifespan on the soak hole.

BUSINESS OPERATIONS

I DON’T KNOW IF I HAVE SOAK HOLES OR NOT

You may not be able to tell from the surface, but there are a couple of ways to check how your property is set up to deal with storm water.

  1. check there is no storm water connection on the curb – run some water down your pipes with the hose to check.
  2. have a look a the council GIS (see link below) – type in your address and active the TCC utility layer to identify if there is any storm water piped into your boundary. http://gismob.tauranga.govt.nz/Html5/index.html?viewer=mapi&layerTheme=0&scale=125000&layers=2L91e60JlsBm2kb7RK0qDAaD2i9u4B

I HAVE FLOODS IN PERIODS OF HIGH RAINFALL

Storm water is all about storage – the capacity to hold water while it dissipates in times of heavy flooding.

If your soak holes are full of silt they may not be doing the job, or maybe the ground is soaped in the wrong direction or there is not adequate means of collecting this water.

You may need some advice and expertise to deal with these issues before the next big downpour.

MY SEWER TREATMENT IRRIGATION LINES KEEP BLOCKING

If you have a sewer treatment plant, it requires either annual or biannual serving. Cleaning out the filters and maintaining the aerator is key.

Please don’t remove your filer, this will cause issues with the irrigation field.

make sure your unit is serviced by a trained specialist like Pipe Masters.

Not the answer you’re looking for?

No worries, get in touch with us and we’ll give you all the advice you need to get the job on track. We know that sometimes, you just want to do the job yourself. All you need is a little advice and assurance that you’re not going to cause permanent damage. If you're half way through a project, and you’re feeling a little out of your depth, get in touch and we’ll double check to make sure you’re on the right path.