Calahonda52 wrote: »
so are you opening manholes here?
what do your rain water down pipes feed into: could just be a fresh drain, what age is the house
cnoc wrote: »
There are no down pipes! We live in a block of houses and every second house
house have the d/pipes fitted.Do you know the answers to the 2 questions I asked?
jmBuildExt wrote: »
Is it an open drain? i.e. can water from the surface drain into it?
Or are you pulling off solid covers to inspect?
Some drains/gullies will have a trap a bit like what you would find under a sink. In that case you will see water when you look down in to it. If its not fully covered it will be more likely to have a trap to catch solid items that get into it.