Manhole Cover

Expert Drain offer a manhole cover replacement service. If you want to replace your manhole cover, it is essential that you replace the frame as well as the manhole cover. At times, it can be difficult to find a manhole cover that matches the size of the frame, if the size of the cover and frame don’t match the strength of the unit will be jeopardized which would be a hazard. Our teams service method involves extracting the old cover and frame completely and supplying and fitting a new frame and cover that’s the correct size and loading capacity.

What Loading Capacity Will You Need?

Weight classes for cast iron manhole covers.

Class         Max. weight load (tonnes)             Uses


A15            1.5                                                         Very light duty for pedestrian areas like gardens, patios and driveways


B125          12.5                                                       Domestic driveway thresholds for family cars, vans and 4x4s


C250          25                                                        Lightly trafficked roads and small private car parks


D400         40                                                        Main roads, highways and high traffic areas like public car parks


E600         60                                                         Industrial estates, loading bays and cargo handling yards


F900         90                                                          Docks and airports, extreme heavy duty applications


Recessed Covers
These type of covers have recessed areas that is suitable for laying brick and block paving and is great for decorative finishes in driveways.

Solid top Covers
These are a Lighter galvanised steel manhole, That are often fitted flush at ground level and have built in grab handles attached. These manhole covers are ideal for situations where lighter use is required.

Ductile Iron Covers
These Covers are a Solid type and are very reliable, Ductile iron will not corrode or rust as quickly as cast iron will.

We can replace all external manhole covers whether it is for pedestrian walkways or roads, which take heavy vehicle traffic. We also replace all external manhole covers as seen in the picture where our engineer also carried out all the work.

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