Drain Mapping and Sewer Pipe Location Mapping
Drain mapping and drain pipe location mapping is a good way to understand the underground drainage system that runs underneath a commercial or domestic property. It’s particularly useful for builders, architects and building developers to know exactly where the foul waste water and surface water connection pipework is positioned below the ground and how deep and close they are to the property.
Our drain mapping services provide essential drainage information in a digital format that comes fully annotated with site plans of the drainage system, as well as the associated drainage information such as the drain depths, the invert levels, the direction flow, the drain locations and more.
This information is used to comply with the land registry, building control, homeowners, builders, surveyors, and architects also use this to determine whether a build over agreement is required or not with the Local Water Authority (LWA).
Our drainage mapping services will provide you with an accurate plan of all foul waste water and surface water in a given area or around the property. It’s also very important to have this information when you are considering a building or extending your property.
How Much Do Drain Mapping Services Cost?
Drain 247 offers a fixed-price drain mapping service that is affordable, accurate, and professional. Our drain mapping services can help you get your building project safely underway.
We use the latest equipment, such as:
✔ 3D mapping
✔ Sonar drain tracing
✔ Pipe location mapping
✔ CCTV drainage and sewage mapping surveys
✔ GPS, GIS, and electromagnetic surveys
✔ Manhole location & Invert levels
✔ Mapping to confirming ownership private or public
The technology we use ensures pinpoint accuracy of our drainage plans and our engineers are able to work in all areas of London and Hertfordshire.
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What’s the Drain Mapping Process?
As a leading drain mapping company in London and Hertfordshire, Drain 247 invests in the latest technology and comprehensive training so that we can remain at the forefront of this specialised industry. We’re familiar with an extensive range of mapping principles, such as CCTV, Sonar, GPS, and GIS.
When our experienced engineers arrive at your property, depending on the type of mapping service required, we will use the appropriate technology to map out your entire drainage system. Most of the time, we will use state-of-the-art CCTV cameras that can easily fit into your pipes and this will provide high-quality images for our mapping engineers to work with.
Once the mapping service has been carried out, our expert engineers will produce a comprehensive drainage plan and we will also provide advice on remedial works if necessary.
Why Do You Need Drain Mapping?
There are several reasons for needing your drains to be mapped professionally. When you need to go ahead with building work, you need to understand the location of your drains and sewers as you need to be aware of exactly where the drains are and who these drains belong to.
Sometimes, the Local Water Authority (LWA) drainage systems can be found running through the property and it’s essential to carry out drainage mapping so that you can avoid damaging the LWA drainage system. By obtaining a detailed drainage plan that shows all of the internal and external drainage runs and connections, you will be informed and better positioned when carrying out building works.
As leading providers of sonar drain tracing and drain mapping services in London and Hertfordshire, our drainage engineers work in all areas of utility mapping and sewer location and can provide critical reports about the condition and exact location of the underground pipework.
Our mapping engineers can also accurately pinpoint any sewer or drainage pipework running through or around a domestic or commercial property. Using specialist equipment, such as GPS and GIS, our engineers are able to confirm the drain depth, invert levels, and direction flow as well as providing an accurate and comprehensive detailed plan.
What Is Sonar Mapping?
Sonar mapping is a method of tracing your underground pipework and it locates all of your drainage pipeworks. Sonar mapping relies on sending out signals from a Sonde transmitter which is integrated into our CCTV camera heads where the signal is sent out from. Our drainage consultants will then be able to receive the signal through the handheld receiver above ground. With this information, our engineers will be able to pinpoint the depth and the location of the pipework.
Sonar drain tracing can be particularly useful and cost-effective for people wishing to build an extension. Sometimes, it is difficult to work out exactly where the drainage system is and in which direction they are flowing. To gather this information, a sonar tracer is put into the pipework by our mapping survey engineers and fed along the pipework.
Our professional mapping survey engineers will then mark out the ground where the drain lines are running and we will be able to determine the depth and direction of the foul wastewater and surface water and culvert pipework.
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In-House AutoCAD Team
Our in-house commercial and domestic drainage consultant engineers can map and create a new AutoCAD drainage plan or transfer the drainage, waste and sewer data onto an existing domestic or commercial AutoCAD map. The accuracy of this data is crucially important for architects and developers, and we can meet this high level of quality.
Fixed Price Drain Mapping Service
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