One of the most serious drainage issues, that impacts ALL forms of property, is the danger posed by leaking drains. The water that leaks will wash soil away from around the pipe, causing a sinkhole or an softer area of earth around the pipe, which is also weakened.
There are many warning signs including; breaks apparent in window sills and brickwork; submerged steps or paving; and the breaking of driveways or sidewalks. Even though these issues may be apparent in numerous properties across the state, few folks know that it’s leaking drains which are causing the issue. Paradoxically, with such instances it's of the utmost importance that the issue is identified, as well as getting the leaking drain fixed as fast as you possibly can. This is generally much less expensive than fixing subsidence.