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What do drainage systems services include?

The water drainage system in our home plays a vital role in diverting water to alleys, canals, and pathways. That’s why it’s important to be able to tell if your house’s drainage system needs repair. In your garden, you may notice standing water, soil not drying out, or soil washing away. There may be water collecting in your basement. You may also be able to spot a blocked yard drain or street grate. When you see any of these signs, it’s best to call a professional right away to settle your residential drainage issues. Below are services for the different types of home drainage systems:

Surface drainage systems

Surface drainage systems are located on the ground. It features a slight slope, so that water can easily flow into the drain. They are installed in a parallel form to prevent flooding or water pooling. Problems with your surface drainage develop slowly through the years. It’s important to keep the stormwater drain on the curbside clear to keep water constantly flowing. Taskers can help you maintain your surface drainage by assisting you with clearing blocked or frozen stormwater drains. 

Subsurface drainage systems

The primary function of an installed subsurface drainage system at home is to ensure that water does not build up in your soil. Its main drain is installed to collect the water, and it’s built and installed on the first layer of soil. If you’re building a new home, you may ask a Tasker to install this type of drainage. You may also notice a problem in this common backyard drainage system when you spot standing water after the rain. If this happens, call in a professional to help unblock and clean your drainage. 

Internal pipes

Many pipes run through the inside of your home. They carry water to your bathroom and kitchens. More importantly, these pipes bring unclean water down the drain pipes. When installing your kitchen sink, you usually have traps put into sealing off the sewer smell. Fitting electrical showers also means having drains as part of the internal pipes. We typically spot problems with these when we see leaks, sediment build-up, or notice foul smells coming from the drain. Professionals can unclog or replace these types of residential drainage systems.

Downspouts and gutters 

All homes contain a downspout and gutter drainage system. It helps remove roof water and comes in two parts: the downspout and the gutter. The gutter catches the water on the roof and leads it to the downspout to let water flow down to the surface drainage. It’s common to encounter problems on your gutters since the debris is usually caught here. Taskers can help clean out gutters and unblock the downspout. You can also seek help from a tradesman when you spot leaks on the pipes.

Recent Drainage Systems tasks in Illawarra

Subsoil Drainage on the western and/or southern sides of property


Mount Pleasant NSW 2519, Australia

25th Apr 2023

Subsoil drainage be installed on the western and/ or southern sides of the property as indicated in the image below. For completeness both the western and southern sides should be completed. 1. Excavate to footing depth along length of the habitable space: a. Install a socked ag line along the length of the footing, bring the end of the ag pipe to the surface and cap it so that the pipe can be flushed out periodically. b. Discharge the downhill end of the ag line into a downhill stormwater service. c. Backfill the first 200mm of the trench with 10mm gravel. 2. Apply a waterproof membrane to the exposed masonry, from the footing level to surface level e.g., Gripset 59 Bituminous Membrane (or equivalent). Apply in accordance with manufacturer’s specifications. 3. Backfill with controlled fill accordance with AS3798 Guidelines on earthworks for commercial and residential developments. 4. Reinstate topsoil and turf in a manner that ensures cavity vents are exposed to allow ventilation. Wall Intervention 1. A negative side waterproofing membrane such as ARDEX WPM 368 or equivalent to be applied for a qualified specialist according to the manufacturer’s instructions - Due date: Flexible

Replace drainage pipe around 1 meter


Albion Park NSW, Australia

17th Jul 2022

Hubby took out tree stump and hit the rainwater drain pipe. Please help us repair it. Quote include labour material and airtasker fee. Non urgent task :) Thank you - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 16 July 2022

Great communication. I highly recommend Garth for your tasks!

Drill drainage hole/pipe + plug


Redfern, New South Wales, Australia

24th Jun 2022

Create a drainage pipe from bottom of a water feature to the external wall of its concrete basin. Including a water tight removable plug on bottom of basin, such that the water feature could easily be drained and refilled at will. At the moment it needs to be painstakingly bailed out with a bucket. This will require drilling through tile at the bottom of the basin then through about 20cm of concrete. Presuming a pipe should be installed, or tubing, however must be water tight, sturdy and the exit point on other side of concrete must look neat and tidy. Water will then just flow into the nearby drain.

Drainage, and general yard cleanup


Mount Kembla NSW, Australia

17th Mar 2022

We have a studio behind the house, close to the neighbours fence, and dirt has built up over time against the cladding. We need to dig a drainage channel, 8m, lay some ag-pipe, and channel the run-off down the back side of the studio, 4m. We also have some demolition of studio wall and drainage channel to take to tip.

Drainage And concrete barrier


Oak Flats NSW, Australia

27th Jan 2022

We bought some drainage and need it put into the backyard and connected properly. Plus add a small concrete barrier- we will supply materials

Remove the drainage block in overflow gully


Mount Saint Thomas NSW, Australia

24th Apr 2021

There is water level high in the drainage overflow gully. - Check where the block is in the drainage - Remove the drainage block - Replace the pipe upto that portion around 2.5 meter - Cement the concrete back

Put in a new drainage hole in vanity


East Corrimal NSW, Australia

13th Dec 2020

I would like to have the drainage hole in my vanity replaced as it’s corroded cause I left bleach sitting on it..

Plumber for drainage for new retaining wall


Helensburgh NSW, Australia

11th Feb 2020

We require a written quote on business letterhead for drainage installation for a new concrete block retaining wall to be installed on a boundary at our residential property. Required to be a licensed plumber, registered business, with the right equipment and have x amount of experience with drainage, retaining walls, stormwater, agglines etc. No set date for work, TBA. Please get in touch for further details. Helensburgh NSW 2508 location.