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Being able to dynamically alter and adapt drainage systems to meet changing requirements is extremely important. Thanks to increases in technology and drain line management, it is now easier than ever to deal with serious concerns in your drainage system. Here at Specialised Drainage Services, we are proud to deliver industry-leading lateral drain cutting to deal with all kinds of drainage issues.

Thanks to lateral drain cutting services, our engineers can restore your drains to full working order. Lateral drain cutting solutions can be used to eliminate total and partial blockages. They can also eliminate certain structural concerns within your drain pipes. Our drainage specialists will identify and eliminate any concerns within your drainage system which might be preventing your home or business from operating as it should.


What is Lateral Drain Cutting?

Lateral drain cutting is a new drainage technique which allows specialist operators to completely clear your drains. Using lateral drain cutters, including Smart Cutters and Twisters, we can completely clear your drainage system from blockages and impediments. Our industry-leading equipment can break apart all kinds of materials, including slime, natural and man-made waste.

Lateral drain cutting is also a used to eliminate warped areas within the pipe. If your drain lines have become damaged, lateral drain cutting can smooth them and restore them to full working order. Any warped drain pipes can cause serious issues, including structural concerns. These warped drain pipes can also contribute towards blockages and other issues within your drainage system.

How Does Lateral Drain Cutting Work?


A lateral drain cutter is a piece of equipment with several rotating blades, similar in design to a fan. These pieces of equipment are moved along the length of the drain pipe. The blades will rotate, clearing all kinds of blockages. Thanks to lateral drain cutting, we can even deal with serious blockages including:

  • Tree Root Intrusion.

  • Debris and Unsuitable Waste.

  • Human and Natural Waste.

The power of these blades means they can be used to break apart all kinds of blockages. They also need to be handled by a lateral drain cutting specialist. If used by someone without the correct training, they could cause actual damage to your drainage system.

Common Questions About Lateral Drain Cutting Services:

Will lateral drain cutting work in any drainage system?

Here at SDS Drains, we can utilise lateral drain cutting in a wide range of systems. We have lateral drain cutters which will fit any size of drain pipe. These pieces of equipment can be used to create an even space within your drainage system. Using this technology, we can prevent your drainage system from becoming blocked in the future. Some systems may require multiple sizes of lateral drain cutter in order to clear the drain pipe. There are some machines, for example, which are designed for 200-800mm diameter pipes. However, there are also models designed for 13-300mm diameter pipes. These machines can carry out milling on your drain pipes, in addition to removing obstacles in its path.

Can lateral drain cutters remove lost drain rods and metal pins?

It is common for certain metallic features and equipment, including drain rods, to become trapped in your drainage system. Some kinds of lateral drain cutters are powerful enough to dislodge drain rods. These cutters are also designed to remove tree roots and grout from within your drain pipes.

How far can lateral drain cutters travel within a drainage system?

The kinds of lateral drain cutting equipment which will be used depend on the style of your drainage system. Here at SDS Drains, we can employ lateral drain cutting solutions which will clear all kinds of blockages from within your system. Our lateral drain cutters can be guided throughout your drainage system. They can move around corners, including tight-corners and 90-degree bends. They are designed to accurately shape openings within your drainage system to match the width of the original pipe.

Can lateral drain cutters be used with drain linign?

Drain lining is a popular choice to repair damaged pipes of all kinds. Most lateral drain cutters can be used alongside existing drain relining. So long as the correct drain cutting equipment is used, this technique can be used with drains which have already undergone drain relining.

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Lateral Drain Cutting for Domestic and Commercial Properties and Drainage Systems


If you’re experiencing any kind of difficulty with your drainage system, lateral drain cutting could be the perfect solution. These drain cutters can be used to eliminate all kinds of serious blockages, including tree root intrusion. We’re also able to eliminate any warped drain pipes which might contribute to drainage concerns. Whether you’re looking to eliminate blockages due to drain rods or other potential blockages, our team are here to help.


For more information, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our experienced team today. You can call our experienced team directly on 0800 037 1000. If you prefer, you can also email any questions or concerns you might have through our simple online contact form, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.