St Ives Cornwall Drain Repairs

Our team of dedicated engineers in the St Ives area of Cornwall, are on hand to provide you with the best possible service for a damaged, blocked or collapsed drain. Whether you have identified signs that your drains have potentially become damaged or blocked, our engineers are fully trained to tackle any drainage issue. Get in touch with our professional team here at Cornwall Drains.

How we repair a damaged drain

If your drains have become cracked or they are deteriorating, it will only be a matter of time before the drain becomes seriously damaged. As the wear and tear continues, the damaged pipes could be putting your property at risk of sewer flooding, blockages, leaking, bad odours, etc. Promptly repairing the drain is the best cause for action. You may think that in order for us to repair your drain, we would have to dig up the areas where the drain pipes are to repair them; this would be noisy and could get quite expensive. This may not necessarily be the case, with our no- dig technology we can provide a much more cost effective solution to drainage repairs, which will ensure the least amount of disruption to you and your property.

We can fix the drain by using pipe lining, which can be a long lasting fix and will improve the interior of the pipe without the need to dig. This technique works by installing a new sleeve inside of the damaged drain pipe. This will not only provide an immediate fix, but it will also prolong the life of your drain pipe for many years to come.

Who’s responsible for repairing my drain?

If you have noticed a drain that has become blocked or damaged, you will need to find out whether or not it is your responsibility to get the drains repaired. Firstly, you will need to identify the type of drain that is blocked and whether or not this is within your property boundaries, as generally the drains that are within your property boundaries are your responsibility to repair. However, it is easy to get confused about what type of drains there are and who is responsible for each of them.

What is the difference between a drain and a sewer?


This is a pipe that drains water and other waste from a property. These drains are within your property boundaries and are used to drain away all of the waste from your toilets, kitchen, bathroom, shower, etc.

Lateral Drain

This drain will carry waste water away from a property to a sewer. A lateral drain will usually be located outside of your property boundary; sometimes they are located underneath the pavement or the road. This drain may also run underneath you and several other properties, if you share a sewer with your neighbours.


A sewer collects all the waste from a number of buildings. A sewer is usually maintained by your water company however, some people may not be connected to a sewer. You will usually know if you are connected to a sewer, as you will be charged sewerage costs to a sewerage company.

So who is responsible for each drain?

Typically, you as a property owner will be responsible for the drains that are within the boundaries of your property. Sewers and lateral drains will usually be the responsibility of your local water company and you will not have to maintain or repair these drains yourself. However, this was not always the case, as these drains used to be the responsibility of property owners and in some cases they still are. If the lateral drains and sewers are private and you live on a site that has many properties, then it will be the collective responsibility of all the owners to maintain and repair the lateral drains and sewers. It is definitely worth finding out who is responsible for the drains underneath your property, just so you can be prepared if the event of a damaged drain arises. Cornwall Drains can be on hand if you need drain repairs, advice or drain services in St Ives Cornwall.

Areas Covered

Truro, Bodmin, Wadebridge, Rock Sticker, Polgooth, St Austell, Tregony Par, St Blazey, Tywardreath Cornwall, Newquay, Falmouth