Driveway drain cover question

2 Aug 2007
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United Kingdom
Dear All,

We are in the final stages of planning a new driveway which will have a tarmac covering over an existing concrete base.

We have two Clark Drain drain covers which are a black metal. They are never driven over.

We have been given the option of keeping the existing or altenatively having concealed drain covers fitted. The installer is of the opinion that concealed can be problematic as they are then usually a two man job to remove the cover for inspection and also the galvanising can fail or give problems leading to a siezed lid later in the lids life.

I would appreciate thoughts people may have on fitment of concealed drain covers.
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I would go for the simple solution, recessed covers might cause more difficulties if and when they have to be lifted.

Always plan for the worst or the unexpected: just because there's no weight on the covers now doesn't mean that there wont be parking or driving on them in the future.
Go for domestic driveway suitability - IOW's robustness.
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Andy, Many thanks for this, please can you recommend a reputable brand of cover with lifting eyes???

Other than handles that break, can you advise on any problems when installing these covers with tarmac
It usually when they are in block paving that they get stuck. Tarmac ones are usually easy to get up.

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