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Colus are experts in sewer renovation and have established a reputation as a leading company within the industry, working with some very large clients.

Last month, our skills were tested to the maximum as we helped out sewer cleaning company KCS services with a large scale patching repair scheme in Northamptonshire.

The contract involved rehabilitating 43m of 675mm sewer pipe on an industrial estate. If that task did not sound tricky enough, the whole pipe was repaired using consecutive 1m long patch repairs.

Upon first inspection, our CCTV engineer team noted that the pipe condition was extremely poor and that we would have many obstacles to overcome whilst undertaking the work. However as KCS owner William Halstead comments, we were the only company willing to undertake the work and the standard was extremely high: “We had approached a number of companies to suggest a suitable but financially cost effective ‘No Dig’ repair but Colus were the only company that looked to overcome the various obstacles in relation to the site and having awarded them the works they carried it out efficiently with minimum disruption to my client.”

He continued stating: “Colus were very professional and reliable in their approach and I would recommend their services to anybody. They kept myself and my client fully informed each morning with a de-briefing and worked very efficiently within a difficult environment with a high regard to Health & safety which again pleased my client. The pipe itself which suffered with fractures and holes now looks brand new’.

As well as the poor condition of the pipe, the working conditions also posed a considerable problem, with poor ventilation at the forefront of their worries. Paul Cleaver, one of the engineers who undertook the work said: “ We had to come up with a system that involved using a low odour resin and short working time as the warehouse was only non operational for 8 hours each evening meaning we had to ensure that we didn’t cause any possible delay to their operations the following day.”

The pipe was repaired in just over 3 weeks without causing any disruption to the client. The work also removed a flood risk in the process.

KCS is one of the Midlands leading drainage companies, offering a extensive range of services

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