We helped this property owner fix a stormwater drainage issue they had with water pouring onto the street and neighbour's properties.


Stormwater drainage repairs with a domestic plumber.

Can you ignore your stormwater drainage problems?

The Nu-Trend Plumbing team was called to investigate an issue relating to a stormwater drainage issue our clients were experiencing. What we discovered was their main stormwater pipe was hanging off their balcony that was directing water onto passing foot traffic on the path below. The issue was also causing flooding to their neighbour’s garages.

Each property owner has to ensure their stormwater drainage is not causing issues for the general public or surrounding properties.

What else did we discover when carrying out the stormwater drainage repairs?

The Client had also recently commissioned another plumber to install a stormwater pit although the main discharge pipe was going into their garden bed. This might sound like a nice idea to potentially water the plants, but it was causing quite heavy flooding. As can be seen in the photos the pit has no direct connection to the main line into the stormwater . 


So this meant we would have to expose the existing stormwater pipe and branch off it to connect it correctly into the pit. We were able to carefully core through the curb from the street and concrete cut a new channel on the footpath where we would pick up the existing stormwater from their balcony and reroute it to the street.


We ran the stormwater hard up on the sandstone wall and into our trench, poking out onto the street with a neat flush finished lined up with the curb, then made sure we back filled and compacted it to repair the footpath. Before proceeding with further plumbing to the new pit we used our CCTV Digital Inspection Camera into the line to check that the line was in good working condition. Once we were satisfied we connected the pit into the main stormwater line. We then reinstated the exposed trench with cold bitumen and concreted the curb where the new hole was created along with a thorough cleanup & hose down to finish off this stormwater drainage repair.

Years of Plumbing experience

Nu-Trend since 2009

Nu-Trend was formed just over 10 years ago by father and son team, Rick and Michael Karagiannis.

Michael has been in the industry for more than 20 years, passing his knowledge and expertise to Rick as the family tradition lives on.

Rick has always enjoyed the finer elements design details. Not content with solving plumbing problems he soon broadened his skills to also do bathroom renovations in Sydney. A perfect match with hundreds of reviews later & beautiful bathrooms being enjoyed by hundreds of people.

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Rick and Rob are the hands-on Directors for Nu-Trend Plumbing. Rather than hire sub-contractors and manage their business from a distant office, they are on the tools, at your site & working towards delivering your bathroom renovation or plumbing service. It means you are talking directly to the owners of the business, the guys who are accountable and responsible rather than via email or through customer service teams.

It is why they are able to provide a written guarantee that demonstrates their confidence in standing by the quality of their workmanship and the service they deliver to every single client.

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With so many years in the trade, the Nu-Trend team has seen their fair share of sales tricks, special offers, promotions and other gimmicks to secure business. Rather than copy what everyone else is doing they decided a long time ago to avoid all the typical gimmicks and stick to clear, upfront information and pricing, including the provision of free Quotes. 

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Rick Karagiannis - Plumber & Bathroom Renovator

Rick Karagiannis - Plumber & Bathroom Renovator

Rick Karagiannis is a licensed Plumber, Building Renovator and Director of Nu-Trend, a Sydney Plumber and Bathroom Renovations contractor. Nu-Trend has been operating since 2009 as an independent sole trader in Sydney. Rick provides all types of services for small bathroom renovations, leaking tap repairs, hot water high-pressure jet blasting and more.