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Welcome to LDFs blog & helpful advice page. Here, you can keep up­to­date with the latest goings on from LDF and the drainage industry in general, as well as stay alert to the best tips regarding your drainage.
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The Sunken Treasures of a Paris Canal

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

Mysterious Objects Emerge From Paris Canal – The Parisian Canal Saint-Martin is being dredged for the first time in 15 years. The list of objects found so far is both long and bizarre.


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Storm Frank: What’s In a Name?

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

The Met Office has recently brought in a naming strategy for storms in order to raise public awareness about extreme weather events. You can’t fail to have noticed the atrocious weather that has dominated the headlines over the Christmas period.


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Drain Cleaning Machines Buyers Guide

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

Which drain cleaning machine is right for you? It’s important to keep your drains clean and blockage free. With your own machine, it’s a simple process.


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An End To Puddles? Bizarre Thirsty Concrete Can Suck Up Hundreds Of Gallons Of Water In A Minute!

Friday, November 13th, 2015

Specially designed permeable concrete allows water to flow down safely into the ground beneath providing a possible solution to flash flooding. An enhanced type of concrete has been revealed which appears to make hundreds of gallons of water disappear before your very eyes. No, this is not an elaborate magic trick or some sort of an illusion, but a specially designed product which can absorb up to 880 gallons of water in 60 seconds.


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Westminster Abbey Lavatory Block Gives Way To Medieval Burial Find

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

A haul of bones have been found beneath a Westminster lavatory. Who are these people and why are they buried here?


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VIDEO: Can A Rat Navigate Its Way Through Your Toilet System?

Monday, September 14th, 2015

Horrifying Demonstration Of A Rats Journey Into Your Home! Watch this National Geographic video which details how easily rats can enter your home by using the pipes to your toilet as an entry point.


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Report Says 24,000 Homes in London are at Risk of River Flooding

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

Tens of thousands of properties are at a high risk or medium risk of flooding, as the effects of climate change lead to wetter winters. The thought of a flooding crisis conjures up horrible images – ruined houses, temporarily homeless residents, streets gushing with dark, murky water – a disastrous situation which has led authorities to implement increased flooding prevention controls in recent years.


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Explore London’s Hidden Sewers

Friday, July 24th, 2015

With London offering such a rich history above street level, it is perhaps surprising that there are many Londoners who are truly fascinated by what goes on at a subterranean level. Yet, Thames Water receives hundreds of requests a year by those requesting tours of London’s elaborate sewage system.


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Dulwich Flood Alleviation Scheme Launches

Monday, June 8th, 2015

Home and business owners in Dulwich and Herne Hill can breathe a sigh of relief, as they will now be a lot safer from the risk of flood damage. The £4.2 million scheme has been put in place to protect them from both surface and sewer flooding, which affected the area in 1984, 2004 and 2007.


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Drain Mapping Services

Friday, May 29th, 2015

What is drain mapping and why might it be necessary? Drain mapping is the method by which the layout of drains is established to create a map of the drainage system in a given area or around a certain property.


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