Drainage Groundworks

Our specialist civils team have the equipment and capabilities necessary to carry out a range of inspection and installation services, ensuring your drainage groundworks are set up correctly from the start to provide long-lasting solutions. 

  • Fast, efficient service
  • Inspections & preparation
  • Sewer repairs & maintenance
  • New sewer connections
  • Drain installations

Building a Strong Foundation for Efficient Waste Water Management

It’s important to get the conditions right before installing any type of drainage system. Over almost 30 years, we’ve recruited and nurtured a team of Drainage Engineers we trust, value, and train to ensure they continue to deliver you our exceptional service.

Drainage Groundworks Specialists

The Importance of a Proper Drainage Plan

Effective drainage is fundamental to any successful groundworks endeavour. At Wilkinson Environmental, we recognise the importance of proficient water management in preserving the durability and stability of structures. Proper drainage is crucial for preventing soil erosion, protecting foundations, maintaining soil integrity and enhancing the longevity of structures.

As part of our service we will:

  • Conduct an in-dept site assessment to understand your environment
  • Design a comprehensive drainage plan
  • Install the right type of drainage system to suit your project requirements
  • Offer ongoing maintenance to ensure your drainage system runs effectively

Our Services

When it comes to drainage groundworks, there’s nothing we can’t do.

Drain Inspection, Installation & Repairs

Our drainage teams can inspect, install, and repair any drainage groundworks.

Whether it’s fixing damaged manholes, installing a new inspection chamber, designing new sewer schemes or new sewer connections, or carrying out sewer repairs and sewer maintenance for areas which cannot be remedied by drain lining, they have the drainage qualifications, experience, and technology to undertake all drainage groundworks.

Complex Underground Drainage Solutions

Our team are also experienced in complex underground drainage solutions like SUDS (Sustainable Urban Drainage), and installing, maintaining, and repairing:

  • ACO drainage channels, gullies and cesspits
  • Grease traps
  • Septic tanks, such as Klargester sewage treatment systems

Sewer Maintenance

Our CSCS registered Engineers can turn their hands to any sewer maintenance and sewer repairs for your development, project or home.

Services include:

  • Sewer maintenance on manholes, inspection chambers, and septic tanks
  • Creating new sewer schemes and new sewer connections
  • Specialist drainage groundworks

These projects include things like:

  • Groundwater control
  • Deep wells
  • River siphon repairs and construction
  • Watercourse outfall works
  • Waterway and river works
  • Gabion installation

Drain Installation

French Drains

Also known as trench drains or gravel drains, French drains can be an effective way of moving water away from a particular area that is prone to flooding or excess surface water, such as waterlogged lawns. Popular in gardens, and alongside older buildings, French Drain installation involves digging a trench, laying a perforated pipe and backfilling it with gravel.


Aco Drains

Whether you know them as channel drains, linear drains or the more popular ACO channel drains, due to the market-leading manufacturer the main purpose for ACO Drain installation is to prevent flooding and to remove surface water away from non-porous areas, such as driveways, patios of transport yards.

Typically built with a channel and a covering grate, ACO channels are a popular solution for managing surface water towards an appropriately connected outlet, such as a soakaway or surface water drainage system. 


Our Team of Drainage Engineers & Groundworkers

Our drainage Engineers are all CSCS registered (Construction Skills Certificate Scheme), with full qualifications and certification including:

  • CSCS registration
  • Drain and sewer inspection and surveying
  • High pressure water jetting
  • Confined space entry
  • NRASWA Traffic Management, Signing, Lighting, and Guarding
  • Asbestos Awareness
  • Manual Handling

Why Choose Wilkinson? 

  • Industry leading drainage experts
  • Flexible commercial drain services
  • Nationwide teams
  • Efficient service to cut disruption 

Domestic and Commercial

Our Drainage Groundworks Engineers work across the Midlands and the UK and can carry out drainage groundworks for domestic, commercial, retail, hospitality, industry, and aviation clients. 

From designing new sewer schemes; to installing ACO channels, gullies, cesspits, and grease traps at hospitality venues; to providing sewer repairs for domestic customers, our CSCS registered Drainage Engineers always work to the same exceptionally high standards.

Talk to our Drainage Experts

Arrange a no-obligation quote with our drainage experts to discuss how we can help.