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Highly Effective Water Diverters for Perth Homeowners and Businesses

One of the problems that can affect all types of manmade surfaces is standing water. After a heavy downpour, if excess water does not drain quickly enough from your driveway, whether it features a concrete or an asphalt surface, it can cause erosion issues. If this happens on a regular basis, you could find yourself needing to repair your driveway far more often than would otherwise be the case. However, by installing strategically positioned water diverters, we can help to ensure that heavy rainfall is directed toward the nearest drain or gutter rather than being left to accumulate on an asphalt or concrete surface. Our experience with the installation of water diverters means that we are well placed to advise local homeowners and commercial clients on the best locations for these very useful devices.

A Worthwhile Investment for All Property Owners

In addition to protecting your bitumen drive from the perils of standing water during and after heavy rainfall, our water diverters for Perth homeowners and local companies can protect other surfaces around your property such as your garden, backyard, and any other areas that may suffer from poor water drainage. They can also protect the foundations of your property in the event that water has a habit of accumulating close to the outer walls of your home or business premises. We can conduct a thorough survey of the land on which your home or commercial property is standing and recommend the best positions to site new water diverters, if they are indeed needed.

When to Install Your Water Diverters

If your property could benefit from the installation of water diverters, we will carry out the necessary work at a mutually convenient time. However, there are a few factors to take into consideration that might affect your choice of installation time:

  • Weather Conditions – If heavy rain is expected, you might be very keen to have your new diverters installed as soon as possible. However, while this sounds like a good idea in theory, in practice it is not really possible to carry out an installation when it is actually raining heavily. A fine day will be preferable but obviously we cannot predict the weather with a great degree of accuracy so a slightly flexible approach to installation dates and times can often be a great help.
  • Possible Damage to Existing Surface – If you are planning to install water diverters at the edge of a bitumen driveway,  the surface is bound to sustain some damage during the installation process and will need repairing afterwards. With this in mind, it is a good idea to time the installation so it coincides with the resurfacing of the area in question if possible. That way, you will not have to pay for repairs to the adjacent surface after the diverters have been installed. However, any damage caused to the surrounding surface will be minimal so this should not be a deal breaker
  • Access – In cases where the diverters are to be installed at the edge of a fairly narrow driveway, you will need to consider the possibility that vehicles may not be able to gain access to your property for a while. Commercial clients often choose weekends for this very reason but for residential clients, it will depend on when it is most convenient for you and your family.
  • Cost – While the installation of water diverters is by no means a prohibitively expensive proposition, it is obviously best to choose a time when the money you invest in them will not be missed. Commercial organisations with fluctuating cash flows are most affected by this factor.

The Benefits You Can Expect

The benefits you can look forward to after the installation process has been completed will depend on the nature and magnitude of any drainage issues you are currently experiencing. When installed next to non-porous asphalt driveways that have no appreciable gradient to aid the flow of water away from the surface in question, you can look forward to a significant drainage improvement during storms and periods of heavy rain. On the other hand, if your driveway has a porous asphalt surface and is built on a steep gradient, sloping away from your property, the apparent benefits may be minimal. It is for this reason that we recommend a site survey before deciding whether to go ahead with the work or not.

We appreciate new business like any other commercial operation but we always have our customers’ best interests at heart and will advise you accordingly.