We were impressed with the care taken during the installation of the tank, my precious rose seems to have survived to live another year despite being right in the way of the outlet pipe not to mention the digger’s manoeuvres! The team were always smiling, polite and professional, even when our neighbour’s dog waded through the freshly laid concrete! Any extra work or changes to the original plans were discussed fully and the best solution was always found, nothing was too much trouble and the site was left clean and tidy. We would happily recommend Don and A1 tanks to our friends.
There’s only one thing that we have discovered since the work was finished that in hind sight we should have done differently. The outlet from the boiler used to drain into the rain water soak away under the drive which I think you will remember you removed after we discussed whether to keep the old soak away or let the rainwater drain directly onto the drive. Unfortunately this now means that the acidic water that comes out of this pipe now pools on the old concrete whenever the heating is on and freezes overnight when the temperature drops. We wished we had left the old soak away in place as it would be a lot safer! Richard is going to re direct the outlet to make the acidic water run down the new concrete in the same way the rainwater does and hope this helps. We’re not sure what effect this will have on the concrete but at least it won’t go into the new treatment plant and hopefully we won’t be slipping all over the place!
Anyway, I thought you should know in case you have to do something similar elsewhere.
Thanks for all your hard work, especially the new gravel which looks great.