How do Concrete Soakaways Work?

Published: 16th August 2021

As the demand for housing and commercial spaces increases, so too will the need for effective drainage solutions. One efficient method for draining excess water away is by installing concrete soakaways. While soakaways have been around for a while, those made from precast concrete have several benefits over traditional ones. So what are concrete soakaways? How do they work and why do we need them? Here is a guide to everything you need to know about precast soakaways.

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Top Tips for Land Drainage Solutions

Published: 16th August 2021

In order to keep your plants and landscapes healthy you need to ensure you have the right land drainage solutions in place. Proper drainage is vital for the wellbeing and longevity of your land. Therefore, here are some of our top land drainage solutions to keep your plants growing well.

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Bespoke Steel Trash Screens

Published: 30th June 2021

Not everybody has a use for culvert trash screens, but if you do, you’ll know just how essential they are. Because it’s so versatile and adaptable, steel grating is used by a number of industries in a range of situations. From water treatment to shelving, it’s a product that’s become indispensable for a wide range of sectors.

Here at JKH Ltd we’re specialists in the design and manufacture of gratings, silt traps, steelwork and more. We understand how vital these products are to organisations both large and small. That’s why we make sure that everything we supply is of the highest quality. Read on to discover more about where steel grating and culvert trash screens are used.

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Why are Concrete Weir Walls so Important?

Published: 16th June 2021

A weir is a small dam built across a body of water, such as a river. We use them to help control the flow of water. Weirs can help raise the water level so that boats can pass through, and they can also reduce the flow of water to prevent flooding. So, it is vital that you have a strong concrete weir wall in order to effectively control the flow. There are several different types of weirs in use so it is crucial to know how each controls the flow of water. Here are the different types of weirs and why concrete weir walls are so important.

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What are Metal Trash Screens Used For?

Published: 2nd June 2021

Metal trash screens are an essential element of most water processing sites, both large and small. Without them, the risk of flooding is increased significantly. Their function is to prevent blockages and keep water flowing as it should. But, there’s a lot more to it than that. Different situations require different solutions, and the design and manufacture of metal trash screens are a specialised field.

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Headstone Bases: Maintaining the Structure of a Memorial

Published: 26th May 2021

When laying a loved one to rest we want to be sure that their memorial will last for many years to come. Yet, many headstone bases end up giving way, leading to memorials and headstones that end up crooked and leaning over. Cemeteries are full of memorials sitting at strange angles or, in the worst cases, fallen over. But, some memorials never have this problem and remain sturdy and upright throughout the years. Why do these memorials remain stable while others collapse? How can we keep headstones at the right level? Here are some reasons why headstone bases give way and advice on how best to maintain their structure.

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Why Do We Need Headwall Drainage?

Published: 25th March 2021

When you have a drainage pipe designed to discharge water, it is best to install a headwall drainage outlet. Headwalls make sure that the water flow does not erode the pipe or any surrounding area. In addition, they provide support for bridges, roads and other structures while allowing water to pass through without any barriers. So, what places are you most likely to find the use of headwalls? Also, what are the main benefits of installing one? (more…)

Choosing The Perfect Drainage Outfall For Your Project

Published: 9th March 2021

To protect the end of your drainage pipe from the effects of discharging water, you need to have the right drainage outfalls. Drainage outfalls help guard the pipe and adjacent structures from erosion or damage from water pressure. They also increase the efficiency of the drainage pipes, directing the flow of water whilst reducing turbulence. Outfalls can vary based on material used as well as overall design. As such, it is important to make sure that the outfall you choose is the right one for your project. Read on to learn more about the range of outfalls that JKH Drainage can offer you.

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Why Do I Need A Silt Trap?

Published: 6th November 2020

Silt traps are an essential element of any efficient surface water run-off system. When silt from draining surface water gets into a drainage system it can affect its ability to function properly. Clogged pipes or silted soakaways can cause a build-up of this surface water. In the worst cases significant surface flooding can occur, and often the drainage system will need replacing. This is not only costly but unnecessary, and can be avoided using efficient silt traps.

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Choosing the Right Inspection Chambers for Your Drainage Project

Published: 25th October 2020

Drainage is a very important concern within any property. Not only will implementing the right solution help to prevent damage, but it will also ensure that problems can be solved without spending a great deal of money. This is why inspection chambers may be required in order to address any existing issues. (more…)

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