Concrete Guttering Repairs
Concrete guttering repairs are a necessary measure for many homeowners who have Finlock gutters. A leaking concrete gutter can cause extensive damage and temperature issues in homes.
To combat this – many choose to add concrete gutter lining as a measure to stop leaking and dampness in your home.
A concrete gutter liner is laid throughout the length of your Finlock gutter, leaving it clean, watertight, and sealed against the elements.
It offers coverage with a fully waterproof material tailored to your property, providing a shorter-term, cost-effective, and less invasive solution to a full concrete gutter removal.
How do you repair concrete gutters?
We repair concrete gutters by installing Finlock gutter lining. The process is detailed below.
Our fitting teams will turn up at your property ready to go. They bring all the equipment they could need, including HSE approved staging equipment, so you won’t have scaffold up before or after unless access is particularly problematic.
Next, our installers will carefully remove your first course of tiles. This isn’t entirely essential and may not be done if the tiles are nailed down, however, removing them does make the next steps easier for our fitters.
A lot of our customers have had the finlock gutters lined previously with aluminium or bitumen, neither of which tend to last long term. Therefore one of the first steps is to remove these failed concrete gutter linings.
Once any finlock gutter linings have been removed, or even if you haven’t had your gutters lined, there will be a fair amount of debris leftover in your gutters. Our fitting teams will ensure that your Finlock gutters are thoroughly cleaned out.
Now that your gutters are nice and clean, they will be painted with our quick drying, waterproof, fibreglass. Our fitting teams don’t scrimp on this and ensure that your concrete gutters receive a proper coating of our fibreglass lining.
Most of the work that we do is on terraced or semi-detached houses, so we have perfected joining to neighbour’s gutters so that you don’t have to worry about falling out with anyone.
We fit an EPS (eaves protection system) to your home, this is an essential step and one which most companies do not do! This EPS tray slides underneath your old felt and then angles down into the gutter, this ensures that no water can enter your home through holes or rips along the bottom of your roof felt.
We then join our EPS trays together to ensure that none of the individual trays are at risk from slipping or moving. This isn’t entirely necessary but it's an extra step that we like to take.
Our fitters then fit flashform over the top of the EPS trays. Again, this isn’t entirely necessary, but we would rather be too cautious than not cautious enough when it comes to making sure that your home is waterproof.
Your finlock gutters have now been lined so our fitting team will carefully put your roof tiles back in place. This will cover the Flashform and most of the EPS with the exception of the small portion that overlaps into your gutters.
Once the work is complete our fitters will tidy up and all rubbish will be removed from site leaving your home as clean as it was when we arrived.
Now it is time to pay your bill and leave us a glowing review.
Will concrete gutter lining prevent damp and leaking?
Concrete gutter lining ensures you are given a fully watertight solution to prevent ongoing leaking. This will help to stop further damp from appearing, but any existing damp will need to be treated and require time to dry out naturally with adequate ventilation.