Domestic & Commercial CCTV Surveys Carried Out
CCTV Drain Surveys
CCTV Drain Surveys play an important part in allowing property owners, builders and also architects to understand the condition and location of the drainage network. Drain 247 have invested in the latest CCTV Drain Survey technology available in order to help customers find out exactly what’s wrong with their drains, and the location with our experienced, fully trained and NADC certified drainage engineers, there’s not a problem that they can’t identify.
In addition, Drain 247 provides residential CCTV drain surveys, pre-purchase drain surveys, homebuyer drain surveys as well as drain mapping services throughout London, Hertfordshire and surrounding areas.
WHAT IS A CCTV DRAIN SURVEYS
A CCTV Drain Survey is where a qualified drainage engineer will come to your property and he will lift up the manhole cover; or open up the inspection caps or sometimes the engineer may have to go down through the toilet, they will then insert a drain camera into the different drain lines serving the property to find out exactly the condition of the pipework and whether there is a problem in the drainage system.
This is all recorded on the camera system and from this, the drainage engineer will be able to diagnose if the drainage system is in good working order or requires some remedial works; all of this will information will then be put together in a drain survey report.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT IN THE DRAIN SURVEY REPORT?
After surveying all the lines, the data that was gathered is then compiled together and turned into a comprehensive Drain Survey Report. In the report, there will be images and a DVD recording as well as recommendations and cost on how to fix the drainage system.
Drain 247 uses the latest Viewline reporting software, which is MSCC5 compliant to supply you the most detailed, and comprehensible drainage report we can provide.
Insurance companies and mortgage lenders may or will require a CCTV drain inspection carried out by a professional drainage company such as Drain 247, we can provide an MSCC5 compliant drain survey report, which will satisfy all parties including solicitors for the CON29DW’s.
All our CCTV Drain Surveys reports include:
- Structural condition of the entire drainage system
- Delivering high-quality images of any defects found
- Evidence of vermin or rat within the drainage system
- Recommendations and cost of any remedial works needed
- Identifying any misconnections within the drainage system
- Whether the system is combined foul and rainwater or separate system
- Whether the system is private or public (owned by the local water authority)
- Drainage map showing manhole locations, depths, direction flows and components
WHAT KIND OF PROBLEMS CAN DRAINS HAVE?
They could happen due to a number of reasons; these “reasons” all influence the type of problem a CCTV Drain Surveys can find:
- Root Intrusions
- Fractures and Cracks
- Displaced/Open Joints
- Collapsed or Broken Sections of Pipe
Blockages – a blockage is a common problem found within drainage systems; these can often take years to occur due to the continuous build-up of waste such as fat, grease, insoluble materials, leftover food etc. but is quite simple to resolve.
Displaced/Open Joints – the movement of the ground causes a displaced or open joint; these can cause the leakage of wastewater into the surrounding areas, which can result in structural damage.
Fractures and Cracks – fractures occur due to the excessive ‘wear and tear’ that drain pipes go through, they are often found near the pipe joints but is not uncommon to see further down the pipework. Fractures and cracks in the pipework can allow wastewater to leak into the surrounding areas, weakening the ground structure.
Root Intrusions – sometimes tree and plant roots will burrow deep into the ground until they hit the drainage pipework; due to their nature, roots will penetrate any opening they find, these are usually the joints of the drainage pipework but sometimes they can ‘punch’ a hole through the pipe material and create a hole within the pipework which can allow bad smells and wastewater to seep out.
Collapsed or Broken Sections of Pipe – having a collapsed pipe is a major issue as this means the wastewater isn’t going to its seeping out into the surrounding areas. This in itself is a major problem as this can cause subsidence or create a sinkhole due to the weakened ground structure.
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Acton, Barnet, Chiswick, Cricklewood, Ealing, Edgware, Enfield, Finchley, Arnos Grove, Golders Green, Hammersmith, Islington, Kentish Town, Kilburn, Maida Vale, Westminster, Park Royal, St Johns Wood, Whetstone, Shepherds Bush, Clapham
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