Common Concrete & Finlock Guttering Problems

Finlock Removals has over 20 years of experience and there isn’t much we haven’t seen when it comes to problems caused by concrete gutters.

The most common issues that appear from failing concrete gutters

Finlock concrete guttering can be subject to a lot of problems, especially as most of these gutters were installed in the 1950's and 1960's. Here are some of the common problems we come across on a daily basis.

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Damp, mould and leaks

Finlock gutters are designed in such a way that water frequently sits in them, eventually seeping down into the brickwork, leading to cracks which cause dampness and mould inside the property and even continuous leaks. The dampness and mould caused by deteriorating guttering are hazardous to the health of the occupants and create issues of peeling wallpaper, stains and tiles pulling off from the walls.

Cold Bridging

Failed lining

Most customers have had their gutters lined in the past and whilst lining used to work as a temporary solution many years ago, the gutters are now just too old to be repaired. When lining fails water can become trapped underneath it which then causes damp issues and further damage to the guttering.

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Cold bridging

Cold bridging occurs when the cold and dampness of your concrete guttering meets the warm air of your home creating condensation which can lead to damp and mould around the windows and roofline. The damage of condensation and other issues can impact your interior décor as well as your wallet.

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Leaking joints

One of the first tell-tale signs of failing concrete guttering is when you notice external leaks at the joins between the concrete blocks. After almost 70 years of being exposed to the elements along with expansion and contraction caused by temperate changes, deteriorates the joins in the guttering. Water will then start to leak through which can often leave a nasty stain down your brickwork or rendering.

How these issues are affecting your home

The issues of heavy, cracked and leaking Finlock guttering impact your property in many ways that are costly to fix. Internally damaging décor and causing health issues with mould and dampness and externally with damaged brickwork and rendering and even falling sections of guttering.

Wrongly installed join

Leaking guttering allows water to penetrate the rendering of a property, causing it to become soft, crumbly and detach from the wall. This damage then allows the water to create mould and dampness inside the property, destroys the rendering and creates potential staining on the outside of the building, ruining the aesthetic and affecting the property value as well as the thermal performance of the house.   

Damp, mould and leaks

Failing guttering leads to damp and mould inside the house which causes peeling wallpaper and other ruined décor. The mould that then grows can cause respiratory issues for occupants not to mention the ruin of peeling wallpaper and tiles falling from walls. The leaks from the broken drains can cause problems with water internally, condensation and even lead to bowed windows.  

Cold bridging

This forms when cold materials meet warm ones, such as cold air and water from outside a property meeting the warm air and walls of a centrally heated house. This causes condensation which leads to dampness, mould and the ruin of interior decorations such as wallpaper and carpets.  

Leaking joints

One of the first tell-tale signs of failing concrete guttering is when you notice external leaks at the joins between the concrete blocks. After almost 70 years of being exposed to the elements along with expansion and contraction caused by temperate changes, deteriorates the joins in the guttering. Water will then start to leak through which can often leave a nasty stain down your brickwork or rendering.

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Things to consider when choosing a Finlock guttering specialist

There are several things to look at when you’re selecting a guttering specialist, such as their track record and independent reviews and how their quote compares with other companies.

Having over 20 years of experience in removing and replacing Finlock guttering throughout the UK, we’re experts in all things to do with concrete guttering. There isn’t anything relating to these gutters we haven’t seen, guaranteeing a specialist service every time. We have removed over 28,000 metres of concrete gutters throughout the country, the equivalent of the distance between the UK and Greece. You only have to see some of our customer reviews to be reassured we are the specialists you can trust

Ensuring your guttering specialists are properly insured will protect you and your property from liability in case of an accident or damage during the lining or removal processes. Our teams all have insurance and are licensed and bonded to cover every eventuality. Not only are we fully insured, but all of our products and workmanship come with a 20-year warranty, assuring you of the best quality. BEWARE a lot of companies claim to have an insurance backed warranty when in fact they don't so always ask for proof of their membership with the IWA

Some companies will do the job for a cheap price, but you need to ask which corners they’re cutting to make the price so low. At Finlock Removals, we offer competitive rates as well as top-quality products and services with each quote based on the unique situation and needs of your property. We promise to explain every part of our quote to ensure you’re clear about what you’re getting for your money.

All of our team are fully trained and highly skilled craftsmen who use the latest techniques and technologies for every project. We have a tried and tested method to remove and replace Finlock guttering, and our teams are also equipped with Easi-Dec staging equipment meaning scaffolding won’t be needed and all equipment will be removed at the end of the replacement.  

Nothing speaks louder than reviews which have been independently given about a company or service, and at Finlock Removals we have plenty! As we’ve been in the sector for over two decades, we have a vast array of contented customers who are over the moon with the work we’ve completed on their homes. You can read many of our reviews here on our site.

One of the biggest annoyances of working with building constructors is when they leave all their debris behind for you to tidy up. At Finlock Removals, we pride ourselves on always removing all of our rubbish at the end of a job to ensure the finished product and your property are left looking stunning and the envy of your neighbours.

What poor quality workmanship looks like

Many other companies don’t use the tried and tested methods that we do, and these sloppy contractors can cause other problems you’ll end up having to pay out more to get fixed.

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Poor fascia

Badly installed fascia

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Terrible workmanship

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