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Understanding a CCTV Drain Survey

CCTV Drain Survey

A CCTV Drain Survey could potentially save you significant amounts of money. Before initiating any construction work, it’s wise to assess the condition of your existing sewer system using this non-invasive method.

Are you grappling with a drain issue but unsure of its exact location within the pipeline?

Opting for a CCTV Drain Survey provides a trenchless (no-dig) solution that could save you both time and money. A CCTV Drain Survey survey can pinpoint the exact location of the problem within the pipeline, and the subsequent report will propose solutions for rectifying it.

We highly recommend conducting a CCTV Drain Survey to thoroughly evaluate any area of sewer in your planned construction work and to pinpoint any potential drainage issues within your pipelines.

What exactly is a CCTV Drain Survey?

CCTV Drain Surveys involve inserting a specially designed camera into the drain to conduct an inspection. The camera streams live footage to teams above ground, enabling our engineers to identify any issues or defects. Based on the recorded data, we can provide further insights into any identified issues and offer recommendations for addressing them.

Our Survey Fleet, equipped with purpose-built viewing areas, allowing operators full control of remote equipment.

CCTV Drain Surveys can detect various issues including:

  • Blockages and leaks
  • Displaced joints
  • Tree root ingress, both minor and major
  • Corrosion, wear, and tear
  • Cracked and collapsed drains
  • Scale buildup
  • Indications of poor insulation or displacement

CCTV Drain Surveys facilitate the safe and convenient collection of data without the need for excavation. They are instrumental in investigating drain and sewer problems such as blockages, poor flow rates, and pollution incidents, as well as supporting construction projects by identifying and assessing drain connections to meet regulatory requirements.

Remote Cameras can pinpoint the cause of pipe blockages, aiding in determining the best course of action for clearing them. Engineers will capture before-and-after footage which can be used to show the client the extent of the work carried out and confirmation that the drain/sewer is clear and in good condition.

Additionally, CCTV surveys can serve for pre-adoption inspections, wherein contractors demonstrate the condition of drainage assets before handing them over to clients.

How can a CCTV Drain Survey assist with drainage issues?

If the CCTV survey reveals defects, engineers can help to determine the appropriate next steps. For instance, at Quest, we offer pipe lining services, whether through localised patch repairs or relining the entire length of pipe to the public sewer, following a survey.

Subsequently, CCTV footage of the Sewer Lining & Rehabilitation process can be submitted

CCTV Drain Survey Engineer

What does a CCTV Drain Survey include?

At Quest, our CCTV Drain Surveys service comprises of:

  • OS19X Qualified Technicians to conduct the survey
  • Industry Leading IPEK Camera Equipment
  • Detailed reports and follow-up recommendations

Why choose us for your CCTV Drain Survey needs?

CCTV surveys are integral to diagnosing drainage problems promptly for swift resolution. At Quest, we boast extensive experience in conducting CCTV camera drain inspections and provide a complete survey service.

If you’d like to discuss the suitability of a CCTV Drain Survey for your project or require further information about scheduling a survey, feel free to contact us at 0333 358 8222 or via email at info@questwaste.co.uk