Last week, our engineers were called out to a job in Croydon on a proposed building site for one of our commercial clients- Pleiadian Property Ltd. Kent Drainage were asked to carry out a structural report on the drain and pinpoint its location. Our engineers were working hard to trace a 900mm culvert with the use of a CCTV crawler unit. A CCTV crawler unit is a specialist piece of equipment that allows us to survey a large variety of different diameter pipes in long distances.
Here at Kent Drainage, we provide a wide range of services to our customers throughout the South East, including London and Kent such as drainage CCTV surveys, drain relining, localised structure repair, blocked drains, water main repairs, drain maintenance contracts and more.
We carry out CCTV drainage surveys for both domestic and commercial customers including restaurants, bars, cafes, schools, Universities, bakeries, shops, hotels, care homes and more. For more information, view our commercial services on our website.
At Kent Drainage, we commit to a 2-hour response time and offer out of hours emergency callouts, so you can rest assured that no matter what the problem, Kent Drainage are here to support you 24/7 all year round.
With highly trained engineers and a fleet of vans covering London and Kent including Medway, Tonbridge, Maidstone and surrounding areas, you can rely on us.
What is a CCTV survey?
A CCTV drainage survey is a highly detailed inspection of the inside of your drainage infrastructure and pipework. The CCTV camera in inserted into the drain, allowing our engineers to view the inside of your pipework. A CCTV drainage survey by Kent Drainage is carried out using the highest-quality surveying equipment and reporting software.
Our drainage engineers are able to identify any issues including cracks, poorly installed pipework, blockages, breaks in pipework, fractured or collapsed pipes, tree root encroachment and more.
With a CCTV drainage survey carried out by Kent Drainage, you can rest assured that any drainage issues will be identified and a quote for required works given in the most cost-efficient way.
We offer out of hours emergency service for any urgent drainage issues.
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We offer CCTV Drainage surveys throughout London, Kent and surrounding areas to both commercial and domestic customers.
What is a CCTV crawler unit?
For larger and longer pipes, as shown in the images above, a CCTV crawler unit is typically used. It is a camera operated by a remote control that can tilt in various directions.
What are the different types of CCTV surveys?
Conditional and Connectivity CCTV Survey
Conditional and connectivity CCTV surveys are the basic CCTV surveys that assess the conditions of your internal pipework or drainage infrastructure to identify any drainage problems that need to be fixed, avoiding future problems.
Homebuyer CCTV Drainage Survey
In recent times Home Buyer Drainage Surveys have become increasingly recognised by building surveyors as important across the UK. They advise clients buying domestic homes and commercial buildings to ensure that they have a drainage survey carried out by a fully certified drainage surveyor.
At Kent Drainage, we can provide this for you. All our engineers hold the industry leading NADC accreditation to ensure every client has a concise, professional, and trustworthy Home Buyers Drainage Survey.
As a first-time buyer or buyer of a household, the last thing you want is to incur extra costs down the line due to a damaged drainage infrastructure. With a home buyer CCTV drainage survey, you can identify small issues or damage before these turn into larger concerns and high costs- we can provide you with an effective way to control your drainage costs.
For more information on homebuyer CCTV drainage surveys including the costs and what your survey would include, visit our webpage.
Waterboard Approved Build-Over CCTV Survey
A pre-build-over inspection plays a vital role in the initial planning of an extension near a sewer. If you are expanding your property near a local authority sewer a build-over survey may be required to gain permission for the work to be carried out.
A detailed CCTV survey of the internal drainage infrastructure of the sewers will be required. This is similar to a conditional and connectivity CCTV drainage survey but is much more in-depth.
Our specialist engineers will visit your site to carry out a CCTV survey using state of the art surveying equipment. You will then receive a fully comprehensible report on the mapping of your entire drainage system to send directly to your water company, as well as information that is vital for the acceptance of your extension including the condition of your pipes, location, size and more. This is also available to be downloaded to a DVD.
Kent Drainage offer waterboard approved build-over surveys throughout London and Kent.
On top of conditional and connectivity CCTV drainage surveys, homebuyer CCTV drainage surveys and waterboard approved build-over surveys, Kent Drainage provide:
- Domestic CCTV Drainage Surveys
- Commercial CCTV Drainage Surveys
- Full Site CCTV Drainage Surveys
A Kent Drainage CCTV Drainage Survey
Here at Kent Drainage we use advanced, state of the art CCTV technology in drainage surveys including cameras and reporting programmes to ensure your drains and pipes are in the best condition possible.
With more than 20 years of experience in CCTV surveys, you can rest assured that with Kent Drainage, you are in safe hands.
We review the images and use the latest CCTV reporting programmes to provide you with an easy to understand report with fully detailed information on inspections and results.
From this we can then recommend solutions to any issues or problems upon discovery.
Alongside our CCTV Drain Survey service we also offer:
- Visual fault finding
- Mapping of entire drainage system
- Recordable surveys to DVD